Smoothie & Smoothie Bowl Recipes

Smoothie & Isagenix Shakes Recipes

Whipping up healthy smoothie recipes offers a quick and nutritious solution for those seeking a fast and satisfying meal. Simply toss a few ingredients into a blender, grab a glass and straw, and you’re good to go in just a matter of seconds. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

However, not all smoothies align with your nutritional goals. Many store-bought pre-made smoothies, including smoothie bowls, tend to be packed with excessive sugar and lack sufficient fiber, protein, or fat to keep you feeling satisfied.

The good news is, if you’re in search of healthy smoothies for weight loss or a better start to your day, we’ve got expert-approved tips, tricks, and ingredients to toss into your blender right away.

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Incorporating vegetable and fruit smoothies into your daily routine is a fantastic way to enhance your diet with nutritious ingredients. These smoothies are rich in essential nutrients such as vitamin C, D, and a substantial amount of protein – a priority I’ve emphasized!

Before delving into the recipes, it’s essential to clarify that weight loss smoothies aren’t magical elixirs that miraculously eliminate fat. To achieve effective weight loss, it’s crucial to consume them as part of a well-rounded, healthy diet.

While discussing weight loss in the context of smoothies, it’s important to highlight that integrating nutritious weight-loss smoothies into your breakfast or snacks is a beneficial practice at any time, especially when pursuing weight loss goals.

The significance of complete protein cannot be overstated in aiding weight loss, as it encompasses all nine essential amino acids, which the body cannot produce independently. Additionally, the inclusion of dietary fiber is highly beneficial for your digestive system, promoting its regular functioning – if you catch my drift! Note Isagenix Shakes are a nutrient-dense meal , so be careful when you are adding extra ingredients

Weight Loss Smoothies Recipes

Apple Pie Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup cold purified water
  • 2 scoops Isagenix IsaLean Shake, Creamy French Vanilla
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 ice cubes

Directions:

  1. In a single-serve blender, add all ingredients in the order listed.
  2. Blend on high speed for 20 seconds. 
  3. Enjoy!

Nutrition: 532 calories, 11.3 g fat, 58 g carbs, 17.6 g fiber, and 48.6 g protein

Apple Pie Shake
Peanut Butter Banana Shake

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving Isagenix IsaLean Shake, Creamy Dutch Chocolate or Creamy French Vanilla
  • 1/3 banana
  • 1 tablespoon powdered nut butter

Directions:

  1. Add water, ice, shake powder, banana, and powdered nut butter to your blender cup.
  2. Blend until completely combined.
  3. Enjoy!

Nutrition: 303 calories, 7 g fat, 34 g carbs, 10 g fiber, and 27 g protein  

Vanilla Horchata Smoothie

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 scoop Isagenix IsaLean shake, Creamy French Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup rice cereal
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Top with whipped cream & cinnamon, if desired.
  3. Enjoy!

Nutrition: 494 calories, 8.6 g fat, 79 g carbs, 12.4 g fiber, and 26.4 g protein

Vanilla Horchata Smoothie
Peanut Butter Banana Shake

Homemade Mocha Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving Isagenix IsaLean Shake, Creamy Dutch Chocolate
  • 8 ounces iced coffee (black, unsweetened)
  • Optional add-ins: 1/3 banana, ¼ cup of milk of choice

Directions:

  1. Add ice, iced coffee, and shake powder to your blender cup.
  2. Blend until completely combined.
  3. Enjoy!

Nutrition: Black iced coffee is calorie free and adds no additional calories! Keep in mind a cup of iced coffee provides about 85 mg of caffeine.

Tropical Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving Isagenix IsaLean Shake, Creamy French Vanilla
  • ¼ cup frozen or fresh sliced mango
  • ¼ cup frozen or fresh sliced peaches (or pineapple could be used)

Directions:

  1. Add ice, water, and shake powder and fruit to your blender cup. 
  2. Blend until completely combined.
  3. Enjoy! 

Nutrition: 280 calories, 6 g fat, 35 g carbs, 8 g fiber, and 24 g protein  

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Strawberry-Coconut

Strawberry and Coconut Craver Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • Two scoops of Strawberry IsaLean
  • One banana
  • One cup of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of ice

Directions:

  1. Simply combine the four ingredients in a blender
  2. Blend until completely combined.
  3. Enjoy!

CocoChoc Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • Two scoops of Chocolate IsaLean or IsaPro Shake
  • One cup of coconut water
  • One banana
  • 1/2 cup of ice

Directions:

  1. Add ice to your blender or IsaBlender.
  2. Then add your chocolate shake powder of choice along with the banana and coconut water.
  3. Blend for 30 seconds, give it a good shake, and blend the mixture again for 30 more seconds.
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Berry-Blast

Berry Blast Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • Two scoops of Strawberry IsaLean Shake
  • One cup of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries or raspberries
  • Three cubes of ice

Directions:

  1. Add the berries, coconut milk, ice cubes, and Strawberry IsaLean Shake to your blender or IsaBlender.
  2. Blend until completely combined.
  3. Enjoy!

This shake/smoothie has a wonderful texture and tastes yummy as is, but you can add blackberries or other types of berries as well for an extra blast of health benefits and berry flavour

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Smoothie Bowls

Explore your creative side with smoothie bowls—an amazing canvas for culinary expression. These trendy delights are a sensation on Instagram and are akin to açai bowls but offer a diverse range of flavor combinations.

Filled with an array of fruits, nuts, seeds, and delightful drizzles, these vibrant bowls are a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds. Whether drawing inspiration from our curated selection or embarking on your unique creation, smoothie bowls promise a delicious and visually appealing culinary adventure!

Smoothie Bowl Recipes

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN SMOOTHIE BOWL

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup Milk
  • Two scoops of Chocolate IsaLean or IsaPro Shake
  • 1 to 1 1/2 large very ripe peeled and sliced frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut flour or peanut butter
  • 1 cup ice
  • Toppings as desired

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients except ice to the pitcher of a blender in the order listed.
  2.  I start with about 2/3 cup milk, blend and add more liquid as needed
  3. Blend, scrape sides of blender, add a little more liquid and blend again.
  4. Add about 1 cup ice before adding more liquid. Blend again and then add additional liquid, as needed, about 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time. Be careful not to go overboard! Blend extra liquid in and until smooth and of desired consistency.
  5. Transfer blended mixture to a large bowl and add all of your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutritional information can vary quite a bit, depending on the brand of ingredients used. To calculate nutritional facts included here, I used a banana that was 109 grams, 2/3 cup Silk Unsweetened Cashew Milk, 2 tablespoons Peanut Butter & Co. vanilla powdered peanut butter. Toppings not included.

Optional topping ideas: shredded coconut, sliced banana, blueberries, granola, cereal, peanut butter and/or cookies.

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN SMOOTHIE BOWL
Smoothie Bowl

Protein Berry Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Ice (125g)
  • 1/2 cup Cashew Milk (125g)
  • 1 serving Isagenix IsaLean Shake, Creamy French Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Frozen Zucchini (50g)
  • 1/3 cup Frozen Mixed Berries (50g)
  • 1/8- 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/8 tsp xanthan gum (optional for thickening, 40 g frozen banana works well too!)

Toppings:

  • 1/4 cup Strawberries, chopped (30g)
  • 1/4 cup Mango, chopped (30g)
  • 1/4 cup Blueberries (30g)
  • 1/4 cup Bannanas, sliced (30g)
  • 1 TBS Peanut Butter, drizzled (15g)
  • 1 tsp Toasted Almonds (5g)
  • 1 tsp Chia Seeds (2g)
  • Pinch of Flake Salt

Directions:

  1. Add all smoothie ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. You might need to use your tamper if you have one to keep it moving.
  2. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides as needed. If you want a less thick smoothie, adjust with more milk.
  3. Top with your favorite toppings! Or mine. haha.
  4. Enjoy!

Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Milk plus more if necessary
  • 1 scoop of Isagenix IsaLean Shake Creamy French Vanilla or Creamy Dutch Chocolate
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1 packet instant coffee, if desired
  • 1 cup spinach (if you want a superfood boost)
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Toppings:

  • Almond Butter
  • Toasted Almonds
  • Chia seeds
  • Low-fat Granola, gluten free if desired
  • Sliced Bananas
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Carob chips
  • Unsweetened Coconut flakes

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients except desired toppings to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If necessary, add more milk and/or ice to reach the desired consistency. The smoothie should be fairly thick so that you can eat it with a spoon.
  2. Pour into a bowl and top with desired toppings such as chia and granola. Serves 1.
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Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl  

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ bananas frozen, cut into slices
  • Two scoops of Chocolate IsaLean or IsaPro Shake
  • 1 ½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • 60 to 160 ml (¼ to ⅔ cup) milk of choice
  • Three cubes of ice

Optional for sweeter smoothie

  • maple syrup or honey to taste

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender:
  2. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides as needed. If you want a less thick smoothie, adjust with more milk.
  3. Serve with your favorite toppings, or cover and store in the refrigerator up to 1 day.
  4. Enjoy!

NOTES

  • The quantity of milk depends on the type of protein powder used. Whey protein powder dissolves quite easily, so you’ll need about 60 ml (1/4 cup) of milk only, vegan protein powder and casein are more absorbent and will require more milk (about 160 ml or 2/3 cup, or more). Start with little milk and adjust with more if the smoothie is too thick after blending.

Berry Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Milk plus more if necessary
  • 1 scoop of Isagenix IsaLean Shake Creamy French Vanilla
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • Frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Toppings as desired

 

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients except desired toppings to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If necessary, add more milk and/or ice to reach the desired consistency. The smoothie should be fairly thick so that you can eat it with a spoon.
  2. Pour into a bowl and top with desired toppings such as chia and granola. Serves 1.
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HOW TO MAKE A HIGH PROTEIN SMOOTHIE BOWL AT HOME

  1. Blend the Base:
    • In a blender, combine the frozen fruits and liquid. Blend until you achieve a thick and smooth consistency. Adjust the liquid as needed to reach your preferred thickness.
  2. Pour into a Bowl:
    • Transfer the blended mixture into a bowl. The thickness should be similar to soft-serve ice cream.
  3. Add Toppings:
    • Now, it’s time to get creative. Arrange your desired toppings on the smoothie base. You can create patterns or simply sprinkle them on top.
  4. Experiment with Texture:
    • Play with textures by incorporating a variety of toppings. Granola adds crunch, fresh fruits bring a burst of juiciness, and nuts/seeds provide a delightful nuttiness.
  5. Drizzle or Garnish:
    • Finish off your smoothie bowl with a drizzle of honey, a dollop of nut butter, or any other favorite garnish for added flavor.
  6. Enjoy Immediately:
    • Smoothie bowls are best enjoyed right after preparation to savor the fresh and creamy texture. Grab a spoon and dig in!

Topping ideas are endless, but here are some of my favorite healthy toppings!

  • Fresh sliced fruit
  • Unsweetened granola
  • Nut butters
  • Seeds

What Tools Do You Need For This Recipe?

High Speed Blender

Spatula

Bowl

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Top Tips For Making Your Smoothies & Shakes

For those new to Isagenix, it’s recommended to begin by consuming your Isalean or Isalean Pro Shakes with only water and ice. Adjusting to meal replacement shakes might take about a week, particularly if you are accustomed to a diet primarily consisting of processed foods.

1) Stick to a Basic Shake Recipe Avoid adding extra calories to your shake unless you have highly specific fitness goals that necessitate a higher caloric intake.

Isalean Shakes provide an ideal macro combination for a meal replacement, with 240 calories, 5 grams of fat, 24 carbs, and 24 grams of protein.

2)Avoid Adding Sugar to Your weight loss smoothies Exercise caution when considering additions like honey, juice, or high-sugar fruits such as bananas, especially if you’re working toward weight loss goals.

Berries are a suitable option for experimenting with different shake flavors as they are low in sugar and calories. If you feel the need to enhance the sweetness of your Isalean Shake, consider incorporating organic stevia before introducing fruits.

My preferred brand for organic stevia, especially for shakes and coffee, is Pure Organic Stevia Powder.

3)Invest in a Quality Blender for Optimal Taste Considering that you’ll be blending your shakes daily, I strongly discourage using a shaker bottle unless it’s your only option. For superior taste, it’s recommended to blend all shakes thoroughly using a high-quality blender.

Achieve a smooth and creamy texture for your protein shake, similar to milkshakes, by using the right blender.

For optimal results, consider using a Nutri Ninja or a Kitchen Aid Blender, both of which we endorse. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, the Hamilton Beach Bullet Blender with a Travel Lid, available on Amazon, is a lighter and effective choice for basic shakes. It outperforms a shaker bottle and is convenient for office use or when you’re on vacation.

The Science Behind Protein Shakes 

Let’s get straight to the point—Isagenix stands out as the VIP in the realm of meal replacement shakes, and there’s every reason to be excited about trying out these recipes!

On an elegant kitchen counter, five brimming glasses of Isagenix shakes take center stage, each flaunting a different flavor—chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, green smoothie, and coffee. Adjacent to each glass are plates adorned with complementary fruits, nuts, and seeds, showcasing the rich variety of nutrients.

Nutrient Density with Isagenix

Isagenix isn’t your run-of-the-mill meal replacement; it’s grounded in scientific studies and crafted to provide a nutrient-packed experience. The blend of protein, carbs, and healthy fats is meticulously balanced, mirroring nature’s intent, all while ensuring superlative convenience.

Caloric Efficiency

In the quest for a magic solution to manage weight without deprivation, Isagenix shakes hit the mark. Striking a harmonious balance between low-calorie content and nutrient richness, these shakes spare you the need to meticulously count calories—Isagenix has done the groundwork for you!

Quick, Convenient, and Exciting

Ever fancied yourself a culinary maestro armed with just a blender? With Isagenix, you’re about to experience the blend of convenience and excitement. Shake it, sip it, and feel the wave of wellness kick in.

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FAQ’S

What is a Smoothie?

Crafting a smoothie involves blending your preferred selection of fruits, vegetables, milk, protein powder, and more to concoct a delectable and nutritious beverage. The abundance of possible combinations makes it effortless to tailor your smoothie to suit your desired taste and dietary needs. Whether aiming for a revitalizing breakfast, a post-workout indulgence, or a fruity sip to relish, smoothies emerge as the ideal choice.

Why Use IsaLean and IsaLean PRO In The Smoothies?

IsaLean and IsaLean PRO Shakes make for excellent additions to smoothies due to their optimal combination of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals. This well-balanced composition is specifically designed to support healthy weight management, maintain muscle, alleviate hunger, and offer sustained energy.

What’s The Difference Between A Smoothie And Smoothie Bowl?

Crafting smoothies is a speedy and straightforward process, making them an excellent option for a convenient, on-the-go snack. In contrast, smoothie bowls demand more than just a straw. Typically enjoyed with a spoon, these bowls feature a dense smoothie base topped with your preferred selection of toppings.

What is a Smoothie Bowl?

Smoothie bowls, in contrast to traditional smoothies, are typically more nutrient-dense and possess a thicker consistency that allows them to be enjoyed with a spoon rather than sipped through a straw. They often incorporate frozen fruits, vegetables, juices or milk, ice, and protein-rich butters like peanut butter or almond butter.

The substantial texture of smoothie bowls is perfect for accommodating a variety of toppings. Their dense consistency holds up well to hearty ingredients such as nuts and granola, providing a delightful crunch and texture. These toppings not only enhance the sensory experience but also contribute sustained energy, healthy fats, and protein, ensuring a lasting feeling of fullness throughout the day.

Unlike regular smoothies, which are typically made from pureed fruits and yogurt and meant to be consumed quickly, smoothie bowls are designed to be savored as a substantial meal. They offer layers of flavor, texture, and color, providing a more immersive and satisfying experience. Enjoyed with a spoon rather than a straw, a smoothie bowl is a delightful departure from the usual smoothie routine.

How Do I Get My Smoothie To A Thick Texture?

Tools and ingredient tricks! First off, having a high-speed blender is key to crafting the creamiest, smoothest smoothie. One that has the possibility of being both perfectly blended AND thick and creamy.

As for ingredients, you want to have 1) enough healthy fats to give your smoothie some body. 2) Use a higher ratio of frozen ingredients to fresh. So using frozen bananas instead of fresh will really help. Using less liquid and more frozen ingredients will also help. Keeping the temperature cool enough to hold some body and that signature swirl at the bottom of your blender.

When all else fails, add a handful of ice. It might water down the flavor a bit, but it will aid in keeping things thick.

My Favorite Ingredients for Thick and Frosty, Almost Ice Cream-Like Texture Are… Frozen bananas and frozen melon. Yup! Frozen melon (watermelon, cantaloupe, and more) are my super-secret ingredients for getting a unique and lovable texture. And watermelon works well in various smoothies due to its somewhat neutral sweet flavor. Frozen bananas are basically the gold standard for creamy, thick smoothie texture.

One more ingredient that helps: Medjool Dates! I find that a little bit of sticky, fiber-rich date adds some body to my thick smoothies.

What Are The Benefits Of Adding A Banana

  1. Low-Calorie Goodness: Bananas are a smart addition to smoothies due to their low-calorie content, allowing you to enjoy them freely without calorie concerns, perfect for those mindful of their weight.
  2. Fiber Boost: With a high fiber content, bananas aid digestion, provide lasting fullness, and stabilize blood sugar levels, making them a valuable addition to your diet.
  3. Vitamin-Rich Goodness: Bananas offer a vitamin-packed punch, particularly with vitamin C and B6, supporting a robust immune system and overall health.
  4. Heart-Healthy Potassium: Abundant in potassium, bananas contribute to a healthy heart and fluid balance, making them an essential addition for overall well-being.

What Are The Benefits Of Adding Berries

  1. Antioxidant Boost: A healthy berry smoothie, loaded with ellagic acid, anthocyanins, and resveratrol, is a powerful source of antioxidants that control free radicals, protecting cells and reducing disease risk.
  2. Blood Sugar Regulation: Berries in your smoothie enhance insulin sensitivity, managing blood sugar effects from high-carb ingredients, promoting overall health and requiring a daily cup for optimal results.
  3. Fiber-Rich Control: Berry smoothies, enriched with soluble fiber, induce a lasting feeling of fullness, curbing calorie intake and aiding weight management. Incorporating low-carb, high-fiber additions like walnuts and Greek yogurt enhances the benefits.
  4. Calcium Nourishment: Smoothies with yogurt or milk provide vital calcium for bone and teeth health, offering 20% of the daily requirement. Regular berry smoothie consumption contributes significantly to calcium intake, crucial for bone strength.
  5. Potassium Infusion: A berry smoothie, featuring potassium-rich fruits like apricots and bananas, supports fluid balance, muscle, and nerve function. It aids in lowering blood pressure, making it a nutrient-packed, appetite-satisfying choice for daily consumption.

Should I Use Fresh Or Frozen Fruit or Veggies

You can easily substitute most fresh ingredients with their frozen counterparts; for example, using frozen strawberries instead of fresh strawberries. Just remember to include a bit more liquid to prevent the consistency from becoming overly icy and thick. Conversely, you can occasionally replace a frozen ingredient with a fresh one, like opting for fresh blueberries instead of frozen blueberries. In this case, adjust by using less liquid and adding a bit more ice.

When  Should  I Freeze Bananas For Smoothies? 

Nearly black speckled… I choose to freeze them at the stage when they are wonderfully ripe but not overly black-speckled or excessively ‘mushy’—perhaps with just one or two black spots. I avoid letting them get too ripe because, despite the added sweetness, the texture tends to become overly mushy, and the flavor intensifies to the point where the banana taste becomes too pronounced for my liking.

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