Upgrade Your Smoothie Game for 2021!

Y’ALL know I LOVE smoothies for so many reasons but mostly because when you enjoy a smoothie for your morning meal, your daily veggie intake dramatically increases!!! Your prime your taste buds to crave veggies throughout the day, and you are most likely eating more vegetables before 12:00 PM than most people eat all day–or even all week!!!!

Plus smoothies are easy to create a sustainable routine around, they are satisfying and when made correctly they taste like a milkshake!! Most of my clients rave that their morning smoothie ritual is the single most important habit of their day! Green Smoothies simply elevate their morning, & start their day off on a positive, energetic, veggie filled note!!

Let’s Talk Smart Formula For Your Smoothie

  1. Pack in Greens!! It is mandatory that your smoothie contain at least one, but preferably THREE veggies. Baby spinach and Butter Leaf lettuces are almost undetectable and yield a fluffy texture. Cucumber & celery are great forms of hydrating minerals, and frozen riced cauliflower gives your smoothie a creamy, delish consistency!

  2. Fold in FAT AND FIBER! Fat + Fiber keep you full, focused and your blood sugar steady– so you can conquer your day! Avocados, Nut Butters, Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, Flax and Coconut Oil are some of my favorite clean sources of healthy fat with fiber. 2 TB is all you need!

  3. Pack In Protein! My favorite source is Unflavored Marine Collagen Peptides or Bone Broth Protein. If you are vegan–100% Organic Hemp Protein is delicious, high in fiber and anti-inflammatory.

  4. Limit Fruit to ONE (maybe two) Serving(s)! I love using berries because they are high in antioxidants + fiber and low in sugar. Bananas and dates are also great options! They give your smoothie a sweeter flavor, creamier texture + fuel your body with potassium & magnesium! The goal with fruit is to use a couple servings to your advantage. More than that will spike your blood sugar and negate the entire purpose of a green smoothie!

  5. Super Smoothies come From Superfoods! Cacao powder and cacao nibs is my all time favorite because of the chocolate like flavor + the beneficial antioxidants. I also really love moringa for a dose of extra greens, turmeric for inflammation support and fresh herbs (especially mint and cilantro) for a detoxifying effect.

Smoothie Recipes I’m Loving This Month!

Glowing Green Smoothie

Green Butter Leaf Smoothie

A glowing green smoothie to energize your day, and balance your blood sugar
Course: Breakfast, smoothie
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • High Speed Blender

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Butter Leaf Lettuce
  • 1 small handful Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup Persian Cucumber ends removed–rough chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Organic Tahini
  • 2 Organic Dates pitted
  • 2 tbsp. Lime Juice
  • 1 scoop of Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein
  • 1 tbsp. Hemp Seeds
  • 2 Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp. frozen blueberries

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Top with Bee Pollen and enjoy!

Mango Coconut Turmeric Smoothie

Anti-inflammatory properties, warming and a little bit tropical! Once blended this smoothie yields the perfect color to brighten a winter morning!
Course: Breakfast, smoothie
Keyword: smoothie
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • High Speed Blender

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 Cup Chopped Mango Fresh or Frozen
  • 1 Cup Chopped Pineapple Fresh or Frozen
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 2 tsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 Cup Organic Coconut Water

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth

Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie by GOOP

OMG this one is delicious y’all!! Sneaky cauliflower provides your creamy veggie base, cherries help with muscle recovery {and provide subtle sweetness!} and the cacao + almond butter give it a milkshake effect!!!!

Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie
GOOP

Detox Spinach Green Smoothie - Vibrant Plate

Clean Green Good Morning Smoothie

Tastes like Health in a Cup!
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • High Speed Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Baby Spinach
  • 1 Persian Cucumber rough chopped
  • 1 Cup Organic Green Apple rough chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Hemp seeds
  • 2 Scoops Vital Proteins Marine Collagen
  • Pinch of pink salt
  • 1 tbsp. Almond Butter
  • 1 tbsp. Avocado
  • 4 Mint Sprigs
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 Cups Unsweetened Hemp Milk

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth

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