Hi snow bunnies!

I just got got home last night from the best ski trip! A big group of us rented a cabin in Big Bear and drove up on Friday for the weekend. Although the conditions on the mountain weren’t perfect, we had SO much fun! I’m doing a post tomorrow about my trip for anyone who is interested! I’ll be posting my fav travel snacks and lots of fun photos from my GoPro : )

Yesterday I drove home from Big Bear to celebrate the 1st birthday of Full Psycle!
I love being a part of the amazing family that Shelly, Paul, and Kris have created. I’ve met so many incredible new friends and actually ENJOY working out for the first time in my life.

Full Psycle first birthday
You know a cycling studio is good when you have to set your alarm for 5pm every sunday when the schedule goes live so that you can actually get into your desired classes for the week! One year later and classes are still full with a wait list. Like seriously? Unbelievable!!! Actually, it’s totally believable because Shelly, Paul, and Kris are the most amazing human beings you will ever meet. They remember EVERYONE’S names in class. And I mean EVERYONE! They’re encouraging, funny, loving, and so passionate about their studio and students. It’s their encouragement that has gotten me where I am today. I cannot believe how strong I have become since my very first class at FP.


Yesterday was such an emotional day for me. Yesterday on the one year anniversary of FP, I celebrated my new personal record of 518 kilojoules (compared to my first class of 158kj) which I would like to dedicate to my friend Ryan Eaton who I lost one year ago today. As I pushed through class, I couldn’t hold back the tears as this rush of extreme happiness and sadness took over me. In the last minute of class, I put my towel over my head and bawled my eyes out. I was so proud and happy of what I had just accomplished, but at the same time I was remembering this day exactly one year ago. I am so grateful to be surrounded by the most incredible family, friends, Full Psyclists, and readers! Each day you guys inspire me to become stronger mentally and physically. The past year has been a roller coaster of ups and downs, and I cannot imagine the past year without all of you.

Today’s recipe is surprise surprise, a green smoothie! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m addicted to green smoothies and juices recently. There is no hiding it, I loveeee them!!! I love my smoothie extra thick, so I have been throwing avocado in the mix! This smoothie is extra creamy, and when blended with vanilla and cinnamon, it actually tastes like a snickerdoodle cookie! Strange, but true. Just check my Insta for comments from readers that have tested it out!

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Snickerdoodle Green Smoothie
Serves 1

1 handful spinach
1 frozen banana
1/2 small avocado
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Blend blend blend until creamy and smooth!

Note: If you don’t have a high powered blender, you can use 1/2 cup of almond milk!

37 Comments on Snickerdoodle Green Smoothie

  1. Kristen
    February 10, 2014 at 3:05 pm (2 years ago)

    This sounds great! Can’t wait to try it! Do you have an idea on how many calories and carbs this is?

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  2. Angella Pizzo
    February 10, 2014 at 8:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Wonder if you rented it from my uncle he owns a few up in Big Bear.
    <3 hugs for Ryan…i still get questions about my shirt and tell them about his great cause.
    I will definitely try this smoothie…i bought a Breville today and will start my juice challenge tomorrow morning 🙂

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    • Catherine
      February 11, 2014 at 12:39 pm (2 years ago)

      That would be awesome and hilarious! I love that you wear your United Luv shirt all the time! <3 Let me know how your juice cleanse goes! xo

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  3. Sarah
    February 11, 2014 at 7:38 am (2 years ago)

    Hi! I just recently found your blog and went back and read some old blog posts, and I saw one that said you recommended Xanthan Gum to make your smoothies thicker. Do you still use that, or does the avocado act like a natural thickener? I’m trying to get into smoothies and would love to know if I should buy a bag of this stuff (I can’t stand watery smoothies)! Thanks!

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    • Catherine
      February 11, 2014 at 12:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Sarah! I still use a little bit of Xanthan Gum in smoothies that are too watery for my liking 🙂 Avocado works wonders so you won’t need it in this recipe! I also love using frozen bananas because it makes smoothies even thicker!

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  4. Chanelle
    February 13, 2014 at 10:47 am (2 years ago)

    Omg I just made this smoothie and WOW!!!! I was a little eh at first bc I don’t like avocado (I tried really hard to before) but I am sooooo glad I did!! I’ve been fasting and I’ve started to need something so decided to make it and it was for sure the right choice!! I did have to make it with 1/2 cup almond milk bc my blender on high just wasn’t pulling everything. I do have a question though: can I make a bunch and freeze it for my meals?!

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  5. Leah
    March 21, 2014 at 9:56 am (2 years ago)

    This smoothie was disgusting :/ It didn’t taste like a snickerdoodle at all… very disappointed.

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    • Catherine
      March 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh no, did you use a small-medium avocado?

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      • Nancy
        February 19, 2016 at 12:42 pm (3 months ago)

        Mine was yummy. Perhaps she didn’t put enough cinnamon or vanilla.

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  6. Andrea
    April 8, 2014 at 7:11 am (2 years ago)

    I just wanted to let you know that I’m sitting here drinking this and it’s amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I’ve recently starting eating vegan and I just love this smoothie! I think it tastes just like a snickerdoodle!

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  7. Andrea
    April 8, 2014 at 7:11 am (2 years ago)

    I just wanted to let you know that I’m sitting here drinking this and it’s amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I’ve recently starting eating vegan and I just love this smoothie! I think it tastes just like a snickerdoodle!

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  8. Mollie
    April 8, 2014 at 12:54 pm (2 years ago)

    oh my gosh i just made this and it tasted so great! i have no idea what a snicker doodle is but this tastes amazing! I added a bit of low fat honey yogurt and some water because it was a bit thick but it was yum!

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  9. Michelle
    April 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm (2 years ago)

    This smoothie was awesome! I think the key is using a smallish avocado, and it will taste just like a snicker doodle cookie! 😀

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  10. Vicki
    April 27, 2014 at 12:46 pm (2 years ago)

    As far as smoothies go, this one tasted great. Of course it didn’t taste exactly a snicker-doodle cookie, but then it’s not a cookie. The hint of vanilla and cinnamon was nice instead of tasting mostly banana. 2 Thumbs up from me.

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    • Catherine
      April 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm (2 years ago)

      Yayyy! I’m so glad you liked the smoothie, Vicki!

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  11. April
    May 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm (2 years ago)

    This is so YUMMMM! Thanks!

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  12. Teresa
    June 3, 2014 at 4:25 am (2 years ago)

    We can’t use Almond milk so wondering if this would taste better with Hemp Milk or Rice Milk. Any thoughts?

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    • Catherine
      June 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Teresa! You can use any type of milk 🙂 It will still taste great! I would recommend trying soy if your diet allows it 🙂

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  13. Rebecca
    October 13, 2014 at 5:55 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve had avocado in smoothies before and been totally horrified, this drink, however is AMAZING! Very creamy and only a hint of avocado.

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  14. Melanie
    November 29, 2014 at 7:47 am (1 year ago)

    I love this smoothie. A great way to get in some power foods. Instead of almond milk, I use greek yogurt with a little regular organic milk to get some live active cultures in there too. It is really thick, but I love it.

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  15. Anna Crenshaw
    December 6, 2014 at 9:08 am (1 year ago)

    This was so good ! Thank you for sharing

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  16. Sarah
    December 30, 2014 at 6:30 pm (1 year ago)

    This was DELICIOUS! I’ve had it for lunch for the past two days….Thank you! 🙂

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    • Catherine
      January 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much, Chiarandthekiwi!

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  17. Danielle
    January 14, 2015 at 10:26 am (1 year ago)

    I’ve never actually had a snicker doodle so I don’t know how it compares, but it is definitely delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Suzanne
    February 15, 2015 at 9:50 am (1 year ago)

    This was really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  19. sheri musgrave
    February 22, 2015 at 10:48 am (1 year ago)

    I love this smoothie! Thank you so much for the recipe! Do you have more smoothie recipes?

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  20. Natalie
    March 11, 2015 at 9:10 am (1 year ago)

    Just made this smoothie it is so delicious!

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  21. Kelly
    June 10, 2015 at 4:59 am (12 months ago)

    I am drinking this right now and it is AMAZING! Possibly my new favourite smoothie. I added a teaspoon of flax and two tablespoons of unsweetened brown rice protein powder and it is still totally smooth and delicious. Thank you!

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  22. Dolores
    August 25, 2015 at 9:18 am (9 months ago)

    I have been meaning to make this smoothie for some time now and I finally made it. It was very creamy and Delicious. Never had a Snickerdoodle cookie, but love love love the smoothie. Thanks

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  23. Annie Margret
    September 17, 2015 at 8:47 am (8 months ago)

    Have tried an love it

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  24. Lucinda
    November 26, 2015 at 11:03 am (6 months ago)

    Mmmm delicious!! This is real nice, thank you!

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  25. Sabrina
    December 29, 2015 at 1:26 am (5 months ago)

    This is delicious, thank you. I used vanilla extract and there was a bit of a twang to it, can I ask what you use in yours. Thanks.

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  26. Melissa
    March 29, 2016 at 11:52 am (2 months ago)

    Can you use kale instead of spinach?

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  27. angie
    April 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm (1 month ago)

    I know how good avocados are for you so I keep trying to incorporate them into my diet…Whole or sliced I can’t seem to get past the texture…sadly I had no vanilla last night so I used almond extract instead it was amazing, needless to say I went out and bought vanilla tonight tried the original recipe (in place of Dairy Queen) was still AMAZED and so pleased with the healthier choice…..thank you soooo much!

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