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Need to cool down? You've definitely got to try this smoothie! High in electrolytes with cooling and satisfyingly sweet flavors - Mango, Pineapple, coconut water, lime.Read More
Kick up the seasonal smoothie up a notch - add fresh strawberries and blueberries, a touch of basil and coconut water for extra electrolytes on a hot summer day (or post-workout). Checkout the little video in the post!Read More
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Zucchini in a smoothie? YES, that's right! It's so delicious and tasty and I was surprised I couldn't really taste the zucchini itself, I was more memorized with the beautiful purple color from the blueberries and the creamy cold taste. Zucchini is excellent for boosting immunity as it's a great source of vitamin C. It even has a bit of protein, and is excellent for fiber which will help to promote satiety and hunger as well as helping with overall digestion. Get this recipe and try it today!
ZUCCHINI IN A SMOOTHIE!
- 1/2 zucchini (fresh or freeze ahead of time into cubes)
- 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh/frozen)
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbsp Flax Seeds
- Squeeze of 1 orange
1. Add fresh or frozen zucchini and blueberries to blender. Add water, flax seeds and squeeze the juice from 1 orange into your blender. Blend on high for 60-90 seconds until smooth.
*TIME TIP: Wash and slice zucchini and put in the freezer in a sealed bag, mason jar or large glass container. This helps time saving and also prevents any zucchini from going bad in the fridge!
*OPTIONAL ADD-INS: For extra healthy fats/more creamy texture add 1/4 avocado. For extra protein, add 1 scoop vanilla or plain protein powder.
This smoothie is incredible source of Vitamin C, Zinc, Folate, and Omega 3 Fatty Acids that help with brain development, cognition, memory and mental clarity. Super delicious way to ZING up your morningRead More
Strawberry Fields Forever (Smoothie)
I typically love my smoothies with blueberries but recently I purchased frozen strawberries (now being out of season) and it came out DELICIOUS! Did you know Frozen Strawberries actually have as much if not MORE nutrition locked into its little red walls than fresh? Think about it, if your berries are snap frozen at the exact time of peak ripeness right off the fields, it will hold on to those nutrients rather than being picked before peak ripeness, and then ripened as they get packed into boxes, travel to the grocery store, and wait on shelves for you to pick them up and bring home. Snap frozen berries for this reason, can have more nutrients than the fresh ones who have been sadly waiting to get to your fridge and all the while, have been ripening during transit, not receiving the full sun and light they need.
In this case, frozen strawberries in my smoothie this winter! Combine it with spinach and banana, you've got Iron, Folate, Potassium and even a little protein! I add my Vega Protein Powder to this if I am having post-workout!
- 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 2 large handfuls of spinach
- 3-4 large strawberries, frozen or fresh
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2-1 scoop Vega Protein Powder
- Add more almond milk or water if you want to increase the volume
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth consistency!
This is probably the easiest, most efficient smoothie I make - and it's become a regular favorite in the house! I love this recipe because not only does it taste amazing, it has a nice amount of leafy greens, option to add some protein, and is incredible EASY AND QUICK (always a WIN!)
TIPS TO MAKE IT EVEN EASIER:
Keep 1 banana (break in half) and a handful of frozen berries in a ziplock bag of plastic container in the FREEZER. It makes the smoothie more creamy, sweet tasting, and takes off 30 seconds from peeling, throwing away, opening the frozen berries etc.
- 1 cup unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 LARGE handfuls of spinach (or mix up spinach and kale)
- 1/2 cup frozen Berries
- 1/2-1 Banana
- 1-2 Tbsp Almond Butter
- 1 Tbsp Chia/Flax Seeds
- 1/2-1 scoop Vega Vanilla Protein Powder (or protein powder of choice)
200 Calories, 5 g Protein, 24 g Cho, 17 g sugar, 3 g Fat (made with 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 c blueberries, 1/2 banana, 2 cup spinach)
Berries are in season during the summer months so take advantage while you can! Blueberries contain the blue-purple pigment known as anthocyanins which is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants help to scavenge harmful free radicals and prevent cell damage. Berries are also lower in sugar than most fruits and are less likely to cause high blood sugar spikes. Pair blueberries with this perfect green smoothie for a delicious start to the day! TIP: If it's not the summer months, use frozen berries - they have just as much nutrients as fresh! Frozen berries will give a cold smooth finish too!
***This is a great option for diabetics or those looking for a low-sugar option to prevent spikes in blood glucose. Consuming juices, smoothies and foods lower in sugar will also help with weight loss goals and decrease inflammation in the body.
Handful of spinach
Handful of kale
1 medium cucumber
3 ribs of celery
Juice of 1 lemon
Handful of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup coconut water (unsweetened)
Ice as desired
Wash all ingredients well. Add ingredients to your blender and blend on high for 60-90 seconds or until smooth. Add more coconut water as needed. Serve over ice with a few berries sprinkled on top! Enjoy!!