Replenish Smoothie
Yield: 1 (16-ounce)
Five simple ingredients supply filling protein, hydrating electrolytes, and a rainbow of nutrients, which can be enjoyed for an easy breakfast, quick lunch, or hearty snack. Make-ahead smoothie packs offer a convenient meal prep option.


  • 1 cup (8oz) plain coconut water OR almond or oat milk
  • ¾ cup (105g) frozen blueberries (could use mixed frozen berries)
  • 1 medium-large (about 120g peeled) frozen, overripe banana, sliced or broken into smaller chunks
  • ¼ cup (24g) peanut butter powder*
  • 1 cup (1oz or a generous handful) baby spinach


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until completely smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed. If you have a high-speed blender with a tamper, it helps to keep the mixture going. If your blender does not have a strong motor, I recommend blending the coconut water or milk of choice and the frozen berries first, and then add the remaining ingredients. This will help avoid overloading the motor.


*If you don’t have peanut butter powder, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter may be used instead—or almond butter for a slightly different flavor. To avoid overpacking the peanut butter powder, measure it like flour, scooping into the measuring cup and then leveling with the straight edge of a knife. That said, a little more or less either way won’t hurt.

To make smoothie packs: Place blueberries, sliced banana, peanut butter powder, and raw spinach in a freezer bag. Label and freeze for up to three months. To make the smoothie, add the coconut water or milk of choice to blender, followed by the contents of the smoothie pack, and blend until smooth. I usually need an extra 3-4 tablespoons of liquid when using the frozen packet.

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