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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Looking for something sweet AND healthy, but don’t have to deal with all the sugar or even have the time to make something? This smoothie is going to be the perfect breakfast alternative! Thank you to Betsy Carter – Concrete & Iron Fitness

 

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups dairy free milk (almond, coconut or hemp)
  • 1 avocado (peeled and pitted)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tablespoon raw cocoa
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Directions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix or powerful blender.
  2. If needed, add water to adjust thickness.
 
Notes
Betsy’s Tip: If this smoothie makes you feel cold, add 1/4 teaspoon of warming spice such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or clove. Or, have a hot cup of dandelion or chamomile tea with raw honey to warm your digestion.


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Power Food Fruit Smoothies

Here’s to 2017! What changes do you plan to make in the next year? Some of the best advice I’ve received is to focus on changing my daily habits. Over time, these daily changes will add up to a lifestyle change! This said, a great way to make an attainable change is to start the year off with healthy choices. For you, this may look like replacing your grab and go granola bar in the mornings with a  power food filled Fruit Smoothie. Half Baked Harvest has compiled an excellent guide to smoothie making that will jumpstart your resolutions. Happy New Year!

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Strawberry Acai Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 red beet (1 small), peeled and roughly chopped (or grated if you have a weak blender)
  • 1 cup frozen (or fresh) strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen (or fresh) raspberries
  • 1 ripe fresh (or frozen) banana
  • 1 teaspoon acai berry powder*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk of choice (I use coconut, almond or goat milk)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (use coconut yogurt if vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon dried goji berries (optional)

Optional Toppings:

  • plain Greek yogurt
  • bee pollen, chia seeds, hemp seeds or ground flax
  • granola
  • fresh fruit and or goji berries
  • almond butter or other nut butter

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Half Baked Harvest. Want more healthy recipes from Half Baked Harvest?  You can follow Half Baked Harvest on social media: FacebookTwitter, and  Instagram.


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Superfood Summer Smoothie

Kickstart your summer mornings in to shape with a powerhouse smoothie! With spinach, blueberries, green tea and ginger in the mixture, this smoothie undoubtedly earns its “Superfood” title.  Feeling ambitious?  My favorite part about smoothies is that it’s easy to swap or add in additional ingredients! I’ll enjoy this smoothie all summer long as a post work-out go-to or as an on the go treat! Enjoy and Happy Cooking!

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Superfoods Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baby spinach loosely packed (organic)
  • 1 sm frozen banana, slice before freezing
  • 1 cup frozen berries, unsweetened (blueberries were used in the photo)
  • Fresh ginger root (1/2″ slice)
  • 1/2 cup Kefir or Greek Yogurt, plain, low-fat
  • 1 cup chilled green tea (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup pure pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Love what you taste? Check out the original recipe on SkinnyMS. for detailed directions and more healthy and tasty finds. Can’t get enough? Follow SkinnyMS on social media – Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


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Tropical Smoothie Bowl

 

Liven up your breakfast with a well-rounded smoothie bowl! Smoothie bowls are a great way to start your day in the right direction. They are attractive in appearance and often packed full of important grains and a healthy serving of fruit. If you can’t wait for Spring, this recipe for a Tropical Smoothie Bowl is just for you! I love this smoothie bowl for its bright flavors – think strawberries, blueberries and coconut milk. Yum! Whatever the weather looks like outside your window, this bowl will surely brighten your day. Enjoy!

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Tropical Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana (peeled, diced and frozen)
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk (almond or soy will work too)
  • 1 mango, sliced
  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 1 cup frozen pineapples
  • optional toppings: granola, dates, coconut, chia seeds, flax seed meal, sliced strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.

For detailed directions you can find the original yummy recipe on Little Spice Jar. Love what you taste? Follow Little Spice Jar on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with their latest recipes.

 


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A Year of Wellness: Triple Berry Detox Smoothie

What are your resolutions this year? Let’s resolve to stick with a year of wellness. When we make wellness a priority with every day choices, our overall health improves dramatically. Wherever you are in your journey, you can enjoy this Triple Berry Detox Smoothie. It’s vegan, healthy and nutrient-rich. Because it’s packed full of berries, it’s also full of loads of Vitamin-C! Enjoy and Happy Year of Wellness!

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Triple Berry Detox Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups organic frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 2 cups organic frozen blackberries, thawed
  • 1⅓ cups organic frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 2 large bananas, peeled and cut into thirds
  • 4 tablespoons agave (optional)

This recipe was originally published on the Scrumptious Pumpkin, visit their website for detailed directions to make the Triple Berry Smoothie.


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Gluten Free and Vegan: Coconut Vanilla Matcha Smoothie

Cool off with a naturally gluten-free and vegan smoothie that also features this year’s starring superfood ingredient: matcha. If you’re a little cautious to try matcha, this is a great way to be introduced to the green tea’s powerful antioxidant benefits. Paired with coconut in this smoothie, the matcha finds a great balance in taste and texture. If you’re not already on the matcha bandwagon, you may surprise yourself in not only loving the endless health benefits of the green tea but also the taste. With only one teaspoon of matcha, it already has 60 times the antioxidants than a comparable amount of spinach leaves. Now that’s what I call a super food! Serving more than two? Be sure to double or triple this recipe to suit your summertime entertaining needs. Enjoy and happy summer!

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Coconut Vanilla Matcha Smoothie

(Serves 2)

Ingredients:

  • 14 oz. can light coconut milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • 2-3 tsp. matcha
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. agave (or maple syrup, honey, etc)
  • Small handful ice

For detailed directions on how to prepare this smoothie, you can find the original recipe on The Garden Grazer. 

Kaitlin, of the blog The Garden Grazer is a self proclaimed vegetable enthusiast who enjoys making recipes that complement her passion for veggies. Her blog features recipes that are a creative and delicious take on eating fresh. For more from Kaitlin and all things The Garden Grazer, connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.


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Tropical Sunshine Smoothie

Add some sunshine to your day! Once you taste this tropical smoothie, you’ll be immediately transported to sunny days by the ocean. More than anything, in the summer I crave tropical fruit that’s so fresh that it could’ve been plucked from the vine that morning! Eating fresh means eating seasonally right? You’ll find that the ingredients for this smoothie are fresh and ready to be blended into a tropical concoction! Enjoy poolside or indoors to perk up a gloomy day.

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Tropical Sunshine Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen mango cubes
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract

For detailed instructions, you can find the original recipe on Lovely Little Kitchen. While you’re there, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.