Delicious & Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Here’s two of my go-to breakfast concoctions.  I recommend using organic ingredients whenever possible in these recipes.

xoxo ~Crystal

 

Green Machine Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large banana (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1-2 large handfuls kale or spinach
  • 1 handful of ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup goat or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice (or use another 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp chia or hemp seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (try to use one that is raw and/or made from natural, organic ingredients without a lot of processing!!)

Note:  I prefer to use frozen fruit as it helps to keep the smoothie really cold and thicken it up!

Directions
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

 

PB Monkey Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana (frozen)
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 1 tsp maca powder  (you can find maca at nutrition stores or online)
  • 1 cup goat or almond milk
  • 1 tsp chia or hemp seeds
  • 1 handful of ice cubes
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder optional 
  • 1 handful of kale optional

Directions
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

 

 

The following two yummy in the tummy recipes were sweet finds from Mind Body Green:

 

Better Than Ice Cream Sweet Potato Smoothie

SweetPotatoSmoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed (no skin)
  • ½ large banana or 1 small banana
  • 1 madjool date, pitted
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup purified water
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • Dash of cinnamon

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into a glass and dust with additional cinnamon, if desired.

Recipe from JO ANN BAYUS on JUNE 2, 2014 in Mind Body Green.

 

Mint-Chocolate Chip Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 avocado
  • 2/3 cup fresh spinach
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • 3 ice cubes

Directions
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender starting with the almond milk and ending with the ice cubes. Blend for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth throughout.

Enjoy!

Recipe from ANNA GANNON on MAY 14, 2014 in Mind Body Green.

 

 

 

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