Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Almond and Raw Cacao Green Protein Smoothie (with mint or vanilla)

I like to drink this smoothie after a workout, it's got protein from the almonds and is packed with nutrients, it's also really really filling!

Into the Vitamix add:

2 tspb. of smooth almond butter
a little less than 1 tbsp. of organic raw cacao
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
3-4 cups of mixed greens (spinach, kale, chard, collards etc)
1 tspb. honey
optional 1 tsp. of peppermint extract or 1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 cup of ice

Blend. So so good you guys!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Vegetable Garden Smoothie

I love this smoothie, I hate beets and I think the lemon in this smoothie almost completely masks the beet flavor, I also add about 1 tbsp. of ground organic golden flax and shake in my blender bottle right before I drink it, if you do it in the Vitamix it becomes too thick and clumpy. I do however but full flax seeds and grind them in my Vitamix and then store them in a plastic bag in the fridge.  I really love this smoothie, it tastes so clean and fresh and healthy but it's still super delicious. I didn't add any greens to this one simply because I already make so many green smoothies and it IS possible to over do greens, so I am trying to make smoothies that are packed with vitamins but that don't always involve spinach, kale, collards and chard.

What goes into this smoothie:

1/2 beet peeled
2 carrots peeled
1/2 cucumber with skin (cleaned)
Juice of one whole lemon
1/2 apple
coconut water

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Harvest Smoothie

I've been getting a lot of questions about what smoothies I make so I am going to start trying to blog them. This is the one I made today, it's a "harvest" smoothie but it's delicious all year!

Using your Vitamix or Blendetec put in
1/2 a sweet potato (chopped into large cubes)
2 peeled and rough chopped carrots
1/2 an apple
cinnamon to taste
fresh peeled ginger to taste (I peel and chop mine and put in a bag in the freezer so I can grab what I need, I don't want to peel ginger every day)
enough water to blend easily

That's all. Don't you love smoothies, so easy, so healthy!