• Nikki Glekas

Banana Royal and the Daily Greens Smoothie


Today I’m sharing two popular recipes from the smoothie bar I own. The Banana Royal and the Daily Greens Smoothie are ordered all day long and for very different reasons. The Banana Royal is protein packed and is perfect for before or after a workout. A lot of people order it first thing in the morning to get their day off to a healthy start. The Daily Greens smoothie is the best for people looking to get their greens when they don’t have time for a salad. This is one of my personal favorites because it’s perfect for drinking on the go, which I often am.

I always start this smoothie with a frozen banana because I don’t put ice in my smoothies. I cube the banana so it blends well, and then add everything else to the cup. If you want it thinner you can always add a little more liquid, for more protein add a touch more peanut butter or Greek yogurt. The key to making this perfectly drinkable is by blending it really well. I find that a lot of people give it a quick pulse or too, but you really need to blend it for several minutes to make it smooth and drinkable. Then, pour it into a cup and serve with a straw.

The ingredients for this smoothie are a little more involved. I recommend measuring everything out before you fit it into the blender cup. In fact, to make it really easy on yourself you could premeasure the ingredients and keep them in the fridge the night before. This way you can make the smoothie when you wake up with minimal effort. I also find that kids and teens like this drink. It’s a great way to get them to eat their greens if they aren’t big salad eaters.

I hope you enjoy these smoothies in your own home soon!


Banana Royal Smoothie

This is a great smoothie for breakfast because it is packed with protein. I like to drink it after my morning workout!

Makes 1 12-ounce smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana

  • ½ cup almond milk

  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt

  • Dash of cinnamon

  1. Chop the frozen banana into pieces and add it to the blender. Pour in the almond milk, adding more if needed to cover the bananas completely. Add the peanut butter, yogurt, and cinnamon to the blender.

  2. Cover the top of the blender and blend until completely smooth, about 20 seconds.

  3. Pour the smoothie into a large cup and enjoy!


Daily Greens Smoothie

No time for a salad? No problem. This daily greens smoothie is incredibly popular at our smoothie bar. It’s a great way to get your greens with a lot of protein and flavor, too!


Make 1 12-ounce smoothie

  • 1/3 cup banana, chopped

  • 1/3 cup green apple, chopped

  • 1/3 cup pineapple

  • 1 handful of kale

  • 3/4 cup of coconut milk

  • 1 tablespoon almond butter

  • 1 tablespoon of spirulina

  • 1 dash of honey

  1. Add all the ingredients to the blender. Cover the top of the blender and blend until completely smooth.

  2. Pour the smoothie into a large cup and enjoy!




Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT. She is currently operating with COVID-safe procedures and is happy to discuss your event and catering needs with you. To discuss further please contact team@nikkiglekasevents.com or call 203.658.8659.

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