Smoothie Recipes

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Smoothies are a really great way to add nutrition into your body fast. Without them, I don’t know if I would be surviving college right now. And the great thing about them, is that once you get the hang of it, you’ll be a master at throwing stuff into the blender and having a delicious smoothie in minutes. But incase you aren’t that good at improvising, I’ve collected a few of my favorite smoothie recipes. And here is a cool green smoothie chart guide.

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Coco Berry

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 date* (pitted)
  • water to blend

Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend away until smooth and creamy.

Optional: top with chia seeds and coconut cream for some healthy fats and a dose of omegas.

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The Great Date

  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2-4 dates* (pitted)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • water to blend

Add all the ingredients together and blend until smooth.

Optional: Top with coconut cream and coconut flakes for added healthy fats.

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The Standard Green

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 inch ginger root (fresh)
  • 1 cup spinach or kale
  • 1 tsp spirulina
  • water to blend

Peel the orange and place in the bottom of the blender, next add the greens, peeled ginger root, spirulina, and finally the bananas. (I like to cut mine up into pieces to help my blender out.) Top off with enough water to blend, for my high speed blender, it is just below the level of ingredients, giving me a nice thick smoothie. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. (You don’t want any greens floating around!)

optional: top with chia seeds for added omegas

Pro tip: If you don’t have a high speed blender, I would recommend blending the orange and greens with some water before adding the frozen fruit. It will ensure that you don’t end up drinking little pieces of spinach or kale.

* A note on dates: I recommend using fresh medjool dates, they blend much easier. If you are on a budget or just can’t find any good ones, try soaking your dates in hot water before blending. This will help soften them up and keep them from killing your blender. Oh and don’t forget to check for pits, even if they say they are already pitted. On pit in your blender and you’ll be fishing out hard chunks from your smoothie.
I included 3 recipes today, but I have many more to share, so maybe I’ll make this some kind of series. 

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