Smoothies are a great way to provide the body with many of the essential nutrients it needs. Smoothies not only taste amazing, but are quick and easy to make, easy to clean up, and easy to eat on the go. Here are my favorite recipes:
Super Food Smoothie
10 oz. water
2 scoops of Olly Super Foods Smoothie mix
¼ cup Mango
¼ cup Raspberries
¼ cup of bananas and strawberries
Olly’s superfoods smoothie blend is one of my fav go-to’s because it tastes yummy, provides a full serving of fruits and veggies from six super foods, along with some protein, fiber and a meal’s worth of vitamins from organic fruits and veggies. (tip: Purchase via olly.com and sign up for their newsletter, to receive 20% off your first purchase)
Almond Joy smoothie
A little less than 1 scoop of Vega Sport performance protein
3 teaspoons of almond butter
2 Frozen coconut milk cubes (keep these in a tray in your freezer)
10 oz. of hemp milk
1 teaspoon of cacao nibs
Vega Sport performance protein is a plant-based protein made from pea, alfalfa, pumpkin, and sunflower seed. I just love this particular mix because it has this extra thick fibrous richness to it. (Chocolate’s my fav!) I put less than a scoop because too much makes the consistency TOO thick.
Green Coconut/Mango Smoothie
6 oz. coconut milk
1 cup fresh washed spinach leaves, packed (I use packaged, pre-washed baby spinach)
1 cup frozen mango cubes
1/2 cup of organic unsweetened orange juice
1/4 cup of crushed ice
3 coconut milk ice cubes
1 tablespoon coconut butter
1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
Just blend, serve, and enjoy!
– To save time, I use plastic ziplock bags to freeze pre-made smoothie packs. Wash, chop and measure servings of your fruits at once and store so when it’s time to blend you can throw everything in the blender without having to measure out ingredients.
– Buy plastic cups with lids (and straws) to drink these on the go
– Feel free to add crushed ice to these mixtures to get the consistency you like
– Don’t forget to top your smoothies with hemp, flax or chia seeds!