Smoothies

Green Goodness Smoothie

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This Green Goodness Smoothie makes a great start to your day and also works wonders as an afternoon “pick-me-up.”  The plant based protein and good fat will help to keep your energy level up.  And the spinach and kale are a good source of detoxifying chlorophyll and fiber.  

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic spinach
  • 1/2 cup organic kale, stems removed
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled
  • 1 small banana, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup of frozen fruit (pineapple, mango, strawberries…. any work!)
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds (sometimes called “hemp hearts”)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup filtered water, almond milk or hemp milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender (Vitamix and Blentec work great).  Blend until smooth, adding extra filtered water for desired consistency.  Makes 1 or 2 smoothies.  Enjoy!

Recipe inspired from Joyous Health: Eat and Live Well Without Dieting

 

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

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Ingredients:

14 frozen strawberries

1 banana, broken into chunks

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 


2 tablespoons of chia seeds


2 tablespoons of Hemp Protein (I used Manitoba Harvest mixed berry flavour)


1 cup almond milk 


Method:

Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Add water or extra almond milk to reach desired consistency. Serve immediately and enjoy cold! Cheers:)

Watermelon Smoothie

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This refreshing Watermelon Smoothie tastes like a slurpee and is full of electrolytes and vitamin C.

Ingredients:

2 c chilled or frozen watermelon pieces
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tbsp raw honey
2 large basil leaves
4-6 ice cubes

Method:
Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
Enjoy immediately.

Source: Smart Snacking for Sports by Michelle Vodrazka

Orange Cranberry Smoothie

Smoothies can be enjoyed any time of day. They make a fast and easy go to breakfast as well as a satisfying post workout drink. In terms of smoothie recipes, the sky is the limit. Experiment with different combinations of fruits and vegetables. Using different ingredients each time, not only keeps things interesting, but it also provides your body with a variety of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Continue reading

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to boost your fruit and vegetable intake. Blending produce into a smoothie, provides detoxifying and cleansing fiber and delivers an extra boost of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Smoothies are fast and easy to prepare. With the addition of protein powder and a good source of fat, they can make a super fast and nutritious breakfast on busy weekday mornings. Continue reading

Blueberry Mango Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to boost your fruit and vegetable intake. Blending produce into a smoothie, provides detoxifying and cleansing fiber and delivers an extra boost of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Smoothies are fast and easy to prepare. With the addition of protein powder and a good source of fat, they can make a super fast and nutritious breakfast on busy weekday mornings. Continue reading

Post Workout Chocolate Banana Smoothie


Ingredients

  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop of your favourite chocolate flavoured protein powder (about 10g protein)
  • 1 tablespoon organic cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

Blend until rich and creamy, and then enjoy your all-natural post workout smoothie with the ideal 3:1:1 ratio of carbs/protein/fat. Continue reading

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