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Healthy Smoothie Recipes
If you have followed my journey, you know I just had my fourth and fifth child. With the delivery of children comes the extra pounds and weight. After my third child, I ate a lot of smoothies and was able to loose 10 to 15 lbs in two months. While this killed my milk supply (I was nursing at the time), I am once again craving smoothies (this time I just need to keep up my caloric intake.)
I pulled together some of my favorite healthy smoothie recipes. (I will worry about keeping the calories up elsewhere.) With these smoothies I have two secret weapons. My first weapon is spinach for it’s antioxidants and and it’s excellent source of vitamins. My second secret weapon is protein. Protein is by far the best ingredient you can add. I have two favorite protein powders. 1.) Juice Plus Vanilla Protein Powder 2.) BSN Syntha-6 Protein Powder (There are so many tasty flavors but I like the Vanilla Ice Cream or Cookies and Cream.) The benefits of protein include building and repairing tissue (important if you are working out.) Protein is the building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. It also is very filling, keeping you full and not craving junk.
I have two favorite blenders. For something quick, I love my Immersion Blender (I have the Cuisinart.) This allows me to make a single serving in my Yeti Tumbler (less clean up!) If you are making a larger smoothie, for more than one person, I love the Ninja Professional Blender.
Healthy Tips: Most of these recipes are for one serving. Multiply as needed. I promise you will often need more than one serving as the kids and husband will also be begging for a smoothie! These are all done easily in the blender or using an immersion stick. My favorite milk is almond milk but keep in mind it can be replaced with any kind of milk, including soy, coconut or rice milk. Lastly, even if the recipe does not call for it, I always add a handful (or two) of spinach in my smoothies. I promise you won’t taste it and the benefits are so important! I also add protein powder – normally vanilla and just a scoop.
Now that you have the the gist and specifics of prepping smoothies, take a look at some of these amazing recipes below. One of my favorite is half a green apple, a tsp of cinnamon, a tablespoon almond butter, a scoop of vanilla protein powder, spinach and ice as needed – The Green Goddess (not listed below).
Blueberry Banana Coconut Smoothie | Fox and Briar
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl (Secret Ingredient: Cauliflower!) | The Colorful Kitchen
Pina Coladia Smoothie | Frugal Coupon Living
Raspberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie | Gather for Bread
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie | Like Mother, Like Daughter
Green Grape, Apple, and Cinnamon Smoothie (one of my favorites!) | Grab a Plate
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PB&J Smoothie | Kitchen Treaty
Key Lime Protein Smoothie | Fit As a Mama Bear
Honey Bear Smoothie | Purely Easy
Pumpkin Coffee Smoothie | Hungry Hobby
Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie with Oats | Five Heart Home
Three-fruit (peaches, strawberries, and banana) Extra-thick Chia Smoothie | Anns Liee
Pineapple Paradise Spinach Smoothie | Culinary Hill
Blueberry Orange Oatmeal Smoothie | Spirited and Then Some
Ginger Orange Turmeric Smoothie | The Endless Meal
Pre/Post Work-out Mango & Coconut Water Smoothie | Healing Smoothies
Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie | A Daily Smoothie
Super Green Apple Kale Smoothie | Wake Up to Waffles
Hormone Balancing Almond Maca Cinnamon Smoothie | Wallflower Kitchen
Chocolate Coconut Espresso Smoothie | The Beach House Kitchen
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