BACON… a smoothie.
This is real life.


Last week, I was contacted by Williams-Sonoma to see if I would like to participate in their Smoothie Week. The mission – ‘Not Your Typical Smoothie’. The challenge, create a post with the oddest smoothie combination I’ve ever tried or would attempt to try. I love me a good smoothie. And I am always excited to use my Vitamix. (I’ve raved about my Vitamix a time or two on B4B. If you are interested in buying the best kitchen appliance EVER, make sure to check out the Vitamix (and other blender) selection at Williams-Sonoma. So many pretty one’s to choose from!)



I thought of different combinations all day Saturday while driving to Ohio. I wanted to use the beets I got on sale at Kroger, but I’ve done quite a few beet inspired drinks before (one. two. three.). Maybe something Christmas inspired. Maybe a throwback to summer treat. Then it hit me.


A few months ago, I dreamt of a smoothie with chocolate, banana, nut butter, cinnamon and bacon. I love all those things separate and together, so what could be better than blending them all into a smoothie?!

Answer: not much.

So, I got all the ingredients, blended everything up, and enjoyed. And, since I wasn’t sure I could count this as The Crazies Smoothie or  The Best Smoothie ever, calling it an Elvis Smoothie seemed like a good fit. He liked banana and bacon and peanut butter.

Want to try it? Here is the recipe!



  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons almond butter or nut butter of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 banana (can use frozen if you like)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2-3 dates
  • 1 cup ice (depending on how thick you like your smoothie and if you used a frozen banana)
  • 1-2 slices of crispy bacon


  1. Cook bacon at 375 degrees until crispy. Everyone cooks bacon differently, so cook how you like it, as long as it’s crispy.
  2. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend away.
  3. Pour into glass and add a crispy piece of bacon for garnish.

What is your craziest smoothie combination?!

– Jen.

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