Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
"The fiber from the berries and oatmeal, the protein from the milk and yogurt, the pure awesomeness that is frozen bananas – all combine to make the perfect filling, satisfying, grab-and-go breakfast. And it takes, oh, maybe 5 minutes to make. Total win."
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Toasted Coconut Smoothie
"With toasted coconut and coconut milk, there’s a ton of rich, creamy coconut going on in this thing. What else have we got? Not much – simplicity is a good thing. A frozen banana for creaminess and potassium. Some ground flaxseed thrown in there – it totally looks like more coconut, so you can trick yourself into imbibing the good stuff. Vanilla extract for a bit of heady flavor, and coffee. Strong coffee, preferably, and frozen into cubes so that your smoothie stays ice cold.”
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Pineapple Coconut Vitamin C Smoothie
"This super-simple Pineapple Coconut Vitamin C Smoothie hides a powerful little secret inside all that creamy deliciousness: it’s got 140 mg of the cold-fighting vitamin. For women, that’s nearly double the recommended daily allowance (source: Mayo Clinic). Win-win. A super-indulgent-tasting cold-fighter? I’m in.
Want even more Vitamin C? Consider adding vitamin-rich papaya, guava, kiwi, more orange juice (or orange segments), a few fresh kale leaves, or even a few sprigs of parsley.”
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Spring Detox Smoothie
"Spring is almost here! The extra sunshine always gets me energized to spring clean the house and get organized. The change in seasons also gets me thinking about cleaning up my diet. Our bodies have their own build-in detoxifying organs – the liver especially. But as often happens, our not-so-great eating habits get the best of us. There are all sort of things that can leave us feeling a bit sluggish and in need of a recharge. I drink a green smoothie for breakfast every morning, and it’s a great way to give my body a boost for the day. Here’s a detox version of my daily smoothie to give your system a boost.”
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Green Warrior Protein Smoothie
Kale – Rich in folate, vitamin C and K, calcium, iron, and beta-carotene. It’s also a hormone balancer, digestion booster, anti-inflammatory, and contains omega-3 fatty acids.
Grapefruit - Rich in vitamin C and is a great detoxifier for the liver.
Cucumber - Prevents water retention, promotes a healthy digestive track, packed with bioavailable minerals, vitamins, and electrolytes.
Celery – Rich in fibre and B vitamins, prevents water retention
Apple – Source of fibre and vitamin C, helps balance blood sugar levels, boosts digestion, reduces inflammation
Algae oil (DHA rich) – A sustainable, plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids. My go-to brand is NutraVege. Making up 97% of the fatty acids found in the brain, DHA is a very important long-chain fatty acid in the omega-3 family. It’s super important for pregnant women and children under the age of 2 as it supports brain, vision, and nerve development. Note: I don’t add this oil directly into the smoothie. I simply take it seperately so it doesn’t impact the flavour.
Virgin Coconut Oil – Coconut oil has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It’s rich in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which help boost the metabolism and lower the risk of heart disease.
Hulled hemp seeds – A great source of complete protein, contains the ideal balance of omega 3-6-9 fatty acids, and is high in fibre. Hemp seeds also reduce inflammation in the body and balance hormones.
Mango – Rich in vitamin C, fibre, and beta-carotene. It also contains enzymes that help with the breakdown of protein in the body (great for the above protein-rich hemp seeds!).
Cinnamon Almond-Coconut Milkshake
We put two tablespoons of chocolate almond butter, a 1/6 of a cinnamon stick, a teaspoon of maca powder, 300 mL of almond-coconut milk, a tablespoon of flax seed, and some ice.
Taste: Best so far 8.5/10.
Featured Blender: Dynablend
Superfood Sunshine Smoothie
This is an awesome combo to help boost your immune system. Especially with this change in seasons!
- Combine the lime juice, ½ cup water, the collard greens, mango, and grapes in a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minute, adding more water to reach the desired consistency.
Been so busy that I haven’t been posting up much of my smoothies lately, but no doubt they’re still a daily must have for me. I don’t follow specific recipes anymore but from making so many I have a better idea of what goes well together and the consistency and texture I want from blending certain ingredients. It’s also less costly if I’m not having to buy so many different types of fruit.
Here’s one from this morning!
Avocado (my favourite ingredient in a smoothie, makes it extra thick and smoooooth)