Go-To Smoothies/Shakes

I drink a smoothie pretty much every day; they’re perfect for breakfast, on the side with lunch, or as a midday snack. It’s my favourite way to get in a bunch of protein and other nutrients in a yummy, filling, healthy, quick, and super easy way. These are a few of the combinations that I like the best – I hope you enjoy. The method is the same for each one – just throw everything in the blender and blend until smooth!

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Greatest Green Smoothie 

My roommate literally thinks I’m crazy when she watches me making this, and I guess I can sort of see why. But I swear, it’s crazy green colour is not an indication of taste. It’s super creamy, a little sweet, and completely loaded with protein and other goodness. (I know, really original name for this one. And every other one…)

1 Banana, quartered

1 cup Fresh Kale, chopped roughly

1/4 cup Avocado

2 Medjool Dates, seeds removed

1 tbsp Chia Seeds

1 tbsp Nut Butter (I like PB)

1 tsp Vanilla

2 Ice Cubes

1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk

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California Coconut Date Shake 

I came up with this one when I first started trying to out “Date Shake” combinations about a month ago. Now, it’s one of my favourites in my smoothie rotation. Date Shakes are a specialty of the Palm Springs area of Southern California, where they apparently grow a bunch of dates. They’re usually loaded with ice cream, and while that would be delicious, I can’t exactly justify that in my morning routine. This version, I can.

2 – 3 Medjool Dates, seeds removed

1 tbsp Ground Flax Seeds

1 tbsp Coconut Manna

1 tsp Vanilla

2 Ice Cubes

1 cup Coconut Almond Milk

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Summertime Berry Smoothie  

This is basically everything healthy that you could possibly throw into a smoothie in one cup, but it just tastes like berries. I like using fresh berries, but of course frozen works as well.

1 cup Mixed Berries (Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries)

1 Banana, quartered

1/2 cup Spinach or Kale, roughly chopped

1 tbsp Chia Seeds

1 tbsp Flax Seeds

2 tbsp Hemp Protein Powder

1/4 cup Yogurt (your choice)

1/2 cup Coconut Water

1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Milk

1 or 2 Ice Cubes (if using fresh berries)

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