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Smoothies on smoothies on smoothies

Thursday, January 23, 2014

It's official. My smoothie kick has turned into a serious way of life. 
I am loving this new breakfast to start my day! There are so many perks... it's portable, so many variations and great ways to get your fiber, nutrients and vitamins. 

To make this even easier, I put together some different smoothie recipes and froze the ingredients in small baggies. Now I can just pull it out the night before, plop in the blender in the morning and add almond milk or ice. Makes breakfast, literally, a 3 minute process and mama is happy about that!


Here are a few of my favorite recipes...

Tone it up's Get Well Smoothie
1 banana
1 large orange or 2 small oranges
1 cup spinach
1 cup kale
splash of almond milk

Martha Stewart's Green Ginger-Peach Smoothie

If you like ginger, you will LOVE this smoothie. It's my favorite. 

2 handfulls spinach
1 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
2 cups frozen peaches
2 tsps honey
1 1/4 cups water

I don't really measure when I do these... AKA I don't measure at all and just throw things in. For this I did more than a teaspoon of fresh ginger because I really wanted to get that flavor in there... and it was delicious. I also didn't add water but it might help to blend it if you need it.

Apple-Strawberry-Mango Smoothie

Mango lovers.. this one is for you.

1 peeled, chopped mango
1 peeled, chopped apple
handful of strawberries
1 tbsp chia seeds
splash of almond milk

I love adding chia seeds and ground flaxseed for added fiber, omega 3s and antioxidants. The flaxseed gives a bit of a nutty flavor but I don't taste the chia seeds at all. Mostly, they just add texture. You can find both of these in the organic section at your grocery store. 

Blueberry-Apple-Pineapple Smoothie
1 peeled, chopped apple
1/2 cup chopped pineapple
2 handfulls blueberries
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
splash of almond milk

Avocado-Pear Smoothie
1 ripe avocado
1 peeled, chopped pear
squirt of honey

I adapted this from Martha Stewart's recipe since I didn't have tofu on hand. I was a little weirded out about drinking avocado but it was really delicious. The first taste to hit your lips is the fresh and citrus pear and then you get the creamy, mild flavor of the avocado. The honey adds the perfect amount of sweetness. It's a wonderful combination. Definitely my 2nd favorite!


On that smoothie grind. 

Next on my list is this Yogurt-Ginger-Pistachio number. As Cam from Modern Family would say... it looks DIVINE.

In other news, our little angel has been on Earth for 34 weeks now. Lately she is so squirmy when you try to change her diaper or clothes so it is a serious battle. And, I'm embarrassed to admit, that usually she wins. That girl is so STRONG. And loud. We are in so much trouble.

bow babygap | bicycle onesie | striped pants


IS IT FRIDAY YET? It feels so much like a Friday to me today it is torturing my soul!!! I hope you all are having a wonderful week :)

Cheers,


2 comments:

  1. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THESE SMOOTHIE RECIPES!! Yummm! Can't wait to try the ginger one!

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