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The Amazing Green Smoothie

A common misconception about green smoothies is that they have to taste awful in order to be healthy. Well that’s just flat out wrong! Though I do agree that some green juices and smoothies have a much more bitter taste (thank you kale and arugula), this smoothie is the perfect transition. I recommend using baby spinach as your choice of greens, especially if you aren’t used to the taste of kale. Plus, I personally think spinach blends better (AND looks prettier). This Amazing Green Smoothie is pleasantly sweet, thanks to the natural sugars found in banana, pineapple, and mango. These fruits also give it a slightly tropical flavor (which makes it the perfect breakfast in the summertime). For this smoothie, you will need: 2 cups of baby spinach 1 frozen banana, cut into slices 1/2 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen) 1/2 cup mango (fresh or frozen) 1-2 cups almond milk (NOTE – more milk will be needed if using all frozen fruit, otherwise the smoothie will be too thick) Now, it does matter what order you add your …

Smoothie Bowls

One of my favorite go-to breakfast choices is a delicious fruit smoothie. I love how quick and easy they are to make, and how versatile they can be. It’s super easy to add a scoop of protein powder or nut butter to transform your smoothie into some excellent post-workout fuel. But lately, people have been taking it a step further, and crafting their smoothies into beautiful food masterpieces, topping them with sliced fruit, nuts, seeds, you name it. They are called smoothie bowls, and they look downright delicious. If you enjoy the taste of a smoothie but it doesn’t feel quite like a meal, you should give smoothie bowls a shot. This was my first attempt at crafting a smoothie bowl, and it turned out to be pretty tasty. I started with a simple strawberry banana smoothie and added some protein powder. I will definitely experiment with other flavor combinations and add those soon! Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl 1 banana, sliced (save a few slices for toppings) 1 cup strawberries (about 5-6 medium sized …

Berry Banana Chia Seed Pudding

Okay, I tried this recipe last night and just HAD to share ASAP.  If you’ve never had Chia Seed Pudding before, this is definitely something new for you to try.  This particular flavor was made with vanilla almond milk and some maple syrup, and the sweetness was perfect paired with some tart blueberries and a few slices of banana. This tastes best when you let it sit overnight (or at least 12 hours), and it keeps for up to 5 days in the fridge.  This recipe only calls for 3 ingredients (which you may already have in your kitchen!), plus whatever ingredients you’d like to use for toppings. With all that said, here’s the recipe! Berry Banana Chia Seed Pudding 1 1/2 cups nondairy milk (I used sweetened vanilla almond milk) 1/4 cup chia seeds (you can use black or white – I used black because that’s what I had on hand!) 1-2 tbsp pure maple syrup fruit/seeds/granola for toppings! Combine the milk, chia seeds, and maple syrup into a bowl or a mason jar. …