December 5, 2023

I’m on kind of a health kick in the days after mom’s passing, not because I recognize my own mortality but because I recognize my own frailty. I just need to shed a few pounds and be more purposeful about what I put into my body.

It’s a daily, hourly struggle.

So, I’m on a smoothie kick.


However, I’m a novice and would totally love your input as to ingredients and recipes that would work with a simple Magic Bullet appliance. My go-to recipe is pretty easy, actually:

  • Spinach
  • Banana
  • Cherries
  • Pineapple
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Greek yogurt
  • Milk
  • Honey


I’m looking to maximize my satiety throughout the day and the health benefit of anything I eat first thing in the morning. I’m also trying to get good at the process of making the smoothie, which can take more time than you’d expect if you don’t mix the ingredients just right.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll share my favorite combos — and an update on how much weight I’m shedding due to some simple changes in diet.

I always remind myself: You can’t outwork your mouth.

Diet first. Exercise second.

2 thoughts on “What do you like to put in your smoothies?

  1. Ryan, I too have started doing smoothies in the last week because I need to lose more than a few pounds and like you am trying to eat a little healthier. I have two so far that I have been swapping between.
    1. chocolate protein powder, 1 tablespoon choc syrup, 1/4 cup rolled oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt, banana, ice
    2. orange juice, pineapple juice, greek yogurt, van protein powder, banana, frozen berry mix, banana, 1/4 cup rolled oats, ice

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