If there is one thing I think we can all agree upon its yummy shakes... they are basically dessert that need no hands! So when smoothies came on the scene in the form of Jamba Juice and Robecks our hearts were a flutter (ok, our stomachs). I mean...a "healthy" smoothie??! Oh wait..what? They have 50-80 grams of sugar, frozen yogurt (thats dessert people...yogurt is filled with sugar and dairy is horrible for us, our skin, bodies, digestion, and especially the planet and cows) and 500-1500 calories?!?!?!
So we curtailed our love for blended fruits and veggies for years until we realized... we are smarter and more awesome then just giving up... lets blend our own! (and it doesn't hurt that we got a Vitamix and a Nutribullet Rx...makes it easier and faster)
Here are a few of our all time (and believe it or not our KIDS) favorite recipes! Made with nothing artificial...nothing filled with the white devil ...aka sugar. Just whole fruits, vegetables, nut butters and a few other incredible ingredients from this gorgeous planet we all love.
The Greena Colada is hands down the most refreshing heathy smooovie we have ever had and its insanely filling. We have lovingly adapted this recipe from the awesomely famous Punch Bowl bar... (you can order the Coco Special from the owner and he will serve one up to you)
1 handfull of kale (frozen or fresh)
1/2-3/4 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 lime squeezed for the juice
*hint- we love to add hemp seeds and after workouts some rice protein powder)
Directions- blend and watch your waistline shrink, your skin glow and your tummy be happy!
Breakfast in a glass smoothie- perfect for breakfast or after workout smoothie
1 frozen banana (if not frozen just add some ice to keep the drink cold)
1 cup non dairy milk- we love almond, soy or coconut
2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter- the kind you have to mix with no additives
1/4 oatmeal (uncooked "flakes")
1 tablespoons of chia seeds (get at any market now!)
Directions- blend away and enjoy your day!
Dessert all day smoothie
Take the Breakfast In A Glass smoothie from above, add unsweetened cocoa powder (not hot chocolate :) ) and a date and if you have hemp seeds lying around (trader joes now sells them for a deal!...Blend and voila! You may never want a banana split again! Ok you will but this is seriously rockin!
Bye Bye sherbet...hello amazing!
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup frozen strawberries & blueberries
1 1/2 cup coconut h20
1 scoop vanilla rice protein powder (or leave out for a summer refresher if you don't want protein)
And a couple we are dying to try!
Over the weekend our readers gave us a ton of great ideas for add ins and here is a list of our faves...
- Coconut Oil
And a super cute printable for all things smoothie...
Your challenge is to make each one of these and let us know what you think!
PS If you please, pass TWH on to the ones you like and love! thanks!