I don't do dairy, so I use either avocado or 1/2 banana for the creaminess. Having done a smoothie for breakfast for the past three years, I can attest that recipes though ok for ideas, i just don't follow them. I have a cold pressed, green fed Whey protein powder that i use sometimes, I make my own almond milk or just plain water will suffice. I use lots of greens such as spinach, chard, collards, dandelion greens, kale, romaine, broccoli, carrots, cukes, peppers, sometimes a green juice powder since it has the wheat grass. You can't put wheatgrass in a blender. It won't blend.
I use every fruit imaginable-- apples, pears, mangos, persimmons, every berry imaginable, banana, pineapple, plums, cherries, dates etc.
Find the flavors you like. Add a serving to 1/2 a serving of several of your favorites and whirl away. Add just enough liquid to make it to the consistency that you want.
Sometimes I even put mine into the freezer and eat it like ice cream.
The only healthy almonds milks I know are the ones you make yourself or the 365 brand from Whole Foods or the Trader Joe brand. Neither have casein or carrageenan which are both not good for you.
You can also add coconut milk but I wouldn't buy a store brand. Get it from the cans, not cartons. Add coconut meat as well.
For additional flavoring i may add different extracts, nut butters or a small handful of nuts.
Don't be afraid to experiment.
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