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BOSSA Smoothie Recipe

Updated: Oct 15, 2020

Healthy smoothies should taste great, provide a full supply of required nutrients, and be quick and easy to make. My BOSSA (blueberry, orange, strawberry, spinach, avocado) smoothie checks all the boxes.


BOSSA Smoothie

Did you know the word "bossa" is old-fashioned Brazilian slang for something that is done with particular charm, natural flair or innate ability? So drink this smoothie, and recognize your "charm" and "flair". Maybe even tell your friends how charming you are.


In my post about How to Make a Healthy Smoothie, I discussed the 5 essential ingredients that make a healthy smoothie: Fruit, Greek Yogurt, Leafy Greens, Liquid, and Protein. Here's how the BOSSA Smoothie meets the essentials.


1. Fruit: Banana, strawberries, blueberries, avocado

2. Greek Yogurt: non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt

3. Leafy Greens: spinach

4. Liquid: orange juice

5. Protein: peanut butter and Greek yogurt


The BOSSA smoothie is a high-energy meal that should take less than 10 minutes to make. It is also packed with antioxidants by the strawberries and blueberries. Antioxidants help defend your body from free radicals.

Free radicals essentially stress your DNA and cells, and increase your risk of chronic disease like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Strawberries and blueberries are 2 of the top 5 foods with the highest amount of antioxidants. Thus, consuming the BOSSA smoothie is a smart choice for your long-term health.


*Tip: the color of berries is associated with antioxidants. The brighter the color, the more antioxidants there are in the fruit. So choose the brightest berries you can find to maximize your antioxidant intake.


Craving a BOSSA smoothie yet? Here's the ingredients:


BOSSA Smoothie Ingredients

BOSSA Smoothie ingredients
  • 1 handful of blueberries

  • 1/2 glass of orange juice

  • 1 handful of strawberries

  • 2 handfuls of spinach

  • 1 avocado

  • 2 bananas

  • 12 oz. of 0% fat greek yogurt

  • 2 tbsp of peanut butter


Makes about 32 oz., so pour half for yourself now and the rest in a sealed container and store in the fridge for another day. Or share with a friend. If you need more protein, add some protein powder. If the smoothie is too thin, add some ice. If it's too thick, add some water.


Nutritional Information (per 16 oz.)

715 calories, 31 g fat, 5 g sat. fat, 63 g sugar, 99 g carbs, 16 g fiber, 24 g protein

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