Chocolate-Covered Almond Smoothie
Benefit: For only 450 calories, you’ll get a healthy dose of protein and essential nutrients!
1 cup – almond milk or coconut-almond milk
1 teaspoon – unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoon – protein powder
1 tablespoon – almond butter
1 tablespoon – flaxseed oil vanilla
½ cup – ice
Combine all ingredients in the order given to the blender. Blend until smooth. Add a few ice cubes if you prefer a cooler smoothie. Serve and enjoy!
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
Benefit: For just over 400 calories, you’ll get 19 g protein and 3 g fiber!
½ cup – fat-free milk
½ cup – fat-free plain yogurt
2 tablespoon – creamy natural unsalted peanut butter
¼ – very ripe banana
1 tablespoon – honey
4 ice cubes
Combine milk, yogurt, peanut butter, banana, honey, and ice cubes in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve!
Tropical Fruit Smoothie
Benefit: For under 400 calories, you’ll get 8 g protein and 5 g fiber!
1 ½ frozen – mango cubes or peach slices, slightly thawed
1 cup – halved fresh strawberries
1 cup – fat-free vanilla yogurt or light vanilla soy milk
½ cup – chilled mango nectar
1 tablespoon – frozen pineapple juice concentrate, slightly thawed
2 tablespoons – flaxseed oil
Place mango, strawberries, yogurt, nectar, and juice concentrate in blender. Blend until combined and smooth. Add oil and blend; only to combine. Pour into 2 glasses, garnish each glass with a strawberry and serve!
Blue Ginger Smoothie
Benefit: Great for a boost of plant-based protein!
1 cup – frozen blueberries
¼ cup – whole Brazil nuts
1½ cup – filtered water
2 teaspoon – chlorella (in powder form)
1 large handful – spinach
One 2-inch piece – ginger (about 1 tbsp), peeled and finely grated
1 tablespoon – coconut oil
3-4 tablespoons (approx. 37.5-50 grams) – protein powder
¼ cup – almond milk (optional; add for a creamier finish)
1 sprig of mint leaves (optional)
Add all the ingredients in the order given to the blender. Blend until smooth. Garnish with a sprig of mint leaves if desired.
Tip: If you prefer a lighter bite of spicy ginger, start with 1 tsp and add more as you desire for just the right kick.
Cucumber Watermelon Smoothie
Benefit: Perfect for ultra-hydration on hot summer days!
1 cup – coconut water
1 small – organic cucumber
1 cup – frozen watermelon
2 leaves of organic dinosaur (also called Lacinato and Tuscan) kale
7 leaves of fresh mint
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Mix until smooth. Enjoy!