Posts tagged ‘smoothie’

July 25, 2013

Green Superfood Smoothie

A go to combination of mine. The pineapple adds all the sweetness you need and you will have boundless energy after blending. I am a self professed coffee addict, there is nothing like coffee that gets my gears running after a night of restless sleep, but this green smoothie competes with how much it wakes me up.

Ingredients

2 cups spinach, baby leaves, or 1 cup frozen spinach, lightly thawed

2 tablespoons of chia gel (chia seeds soaked in water or coconut water for several hours, good to have on hand in the fridge, and lasts a week!)

3 pineapple rings, or 1 cup pineapple chunks

1/2 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh

1 teaspoon spirulina

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 tablespoons goji berries

Directions

Blend well and enjoy!

xx

R

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July 24, 2013

Mango Green Smoothie

Will keep you full for hours, and is a great recovery smoothie because it has potassium from the banana. Feel free to add some greek yogurt for more protein or if you are not worried about keeping it vegan!

Ingredients

1 cup frozen mango chunks

1 banana, sliced

2 cups baby spinach leaves or 1 cup frozen

1/2 cup chia gel (chia seeds soaked in water or coconut water for a couple hours in a glass jar, lasts for a week and adds awesome protein to your smoothies)

1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

Blend and love!

 

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May 7, 2013

The All Fruit Smoothie

Just the power of fruit and this smoothie will have you at your fruit limit for the day. If this one gets to thick, a couple tablespoons of water should do the trick.

Ingredients

3 rings pineapple, I use canned but I am trying to limit the food I buy in cans, so fresh would be ideal here

1 cup frozen or fresh berries

3 tablespoons water

1 banana, sliced

1 clementine, skin removed, sliced into small pieces

Directions

Blend and enjoy! Top with chia seeds for some added wow.

April 9, 2013

Banana Protein Smoothie

Smoothies rock, and this does not disappoint in any way. A great dose of muscle repairing goodness!

Ingredients

2 bananas, frozen

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon agave, or to taste

1/2 avocado

1 cup spinach

1 cup almond milk

Directions

Blend me.

xx

R

February 28, 2013

Banana Ginger Mango Smoothie

Bananas are portable, delicious, and give you an incredible energy boost. I try to eat one everyday. Bananas contain

  • good source of probiotics
  • good source of potassium, which is so good for your cardiovascular system
  • good source of B6, prevents sleeplessness and is also a good source of electrolytes, supplying your body with energy
  • good source of pectin, which keeps your body regular and aids digestion

This smoothie incorporates some of my favorite ingredients for a great breakfast, lunch or after workout snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, diced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, diced
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh mango, diced
  • 1 cup almond milk, light coconut milk, or milk of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tablespoon raw almond butter

Directions

Blend and serve! Add ice if you want it to be cold and crisp!

x

R

December 24, 2012

Greek Yogurt Raspberry Smoothie

I love raspberries and a good smoothie. This is a great smoothie for the morning or after a workout. I have switched from flavored Greek yogurts to just plain and adding my own toppings to it or incorporating my own sweeteners because some yogurts are pumped with the sweet stuff. I add chia seeds for extra protein and fiber.

Ingredients

1 cup frozen or fresh raspberries

1/2 banana

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 cup spinach

1 container plain greek nonfat yogurt

1 teaspoon honey

Directions

Blend everything together and serve immediately.

 

Enjoy!

Reth

November 28, 2012

Cocoa Banana Smoothie

Buy some unsweetened cocoa powder, I PROMISE YOU WILL ADD IT TO EVERYTHING. This is a great post workout smoothie!

Ingredients

1 banana

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup almond milk

Chia seeds

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

Honey, to taste

4 ice cubes

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and serve immediately!

 

xx

Reth

 

November 12, 2012

Ginger Carrot Kale Smoothie

Ingredients

2 cups kale, washed and trimmed of the hard stems, chopped

2 tablespoons grated ginger, or less if you are sensitive to the ginger taste

1/2 cup shredded carrot

1/2 banana

1 apple, diced and cored

Chia Seeds

Directions

Blend and enjoy! Add water if the smoothie is too chunky for your taste!

October 29, 2012

Kale Carrot Smoothie

I know this sounds like a weird combination but I promise that it is great for you and tastes delicious.

Ingredients

1 bunch kale, tough stems removed and washed, chopped

1/2 cup shredded carrot

Cilantro

1 banana

1 cup water

Chia seeds

1/2 cup apple

Directions

Blend well and enjoy!

October 7, 2012

Strawberry Avocado Smoothie

Another berry avocado favorite!

Ingredients

1/4 avocado, diced

1 cup strawberries, chopped

1/2 cup unsweetened almond or soy milk

Filtered water, or two ice cubes

Chia seeds

1/2 cup spinach

1/2 banana

Directions

Blend well and serve!

 

Cheers!

 

xx