a smoothie a day..

Taco Tuesday! In the cookie room at least, we’re having cauliflower fried rice again but how cute are these ↓

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I’ve been wanting to share these smoothie recipes for a while now, Im glad I waited because I tried a new smoothie this am and it’s my new favorite: Chocolate coconut crunch!

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If there is one food/recipe I eat most regularly it’s smoothies. I love a thick, creamy smoothie with lots of fun (nutrious toppings). What I love most about smoothies is I am getting in a ton of leafy greens without eating salad for every meal. 

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My secret trick to hiding spinach/kale is blending your greens with your liquid first to make sure it gets totally smooth. You want even notice it’s in there! 

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I also like to add lots of “super foods” to my smoothies like chia seeds and cacao nibs (pictured above) or a scoop of wheat grass for extra nutrition.

Here’s two of my favorite “green” smoothie recipes. 

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Green Smoothies
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Ingredients
  1. Banana Mango Green Smoothie
  2. 1 frozen banana
  3. 1 cup frozen mixed fruit (strawberries, pineapple, mango)
  4. 1/2 cup almond milk (thick) or 1 cup almond milk (pourable)
  5. 1 bunch kale, rinsed
  6. 2 medjool dates
  7. 1 T chia seeds
  8. toppings: unsweetened coconut flakes and chopped strawberries
  9. Chocolate Crunch Green Smoothie
  10. 2 cups packed spinach (I freeze my fresh spinach)
  11. 1 frozen banana
  12. 3/4 cup frozen cherries
  13. 1 scoop vega chocolate protein powder
  14. 1/2 cup almond milk
  15. top with cacao nibs, unsweet coconut and blackberries
Instructions
  1. Puree greens and almond milk until smooth, add in frozen fruit, banana, dates and chia seeds. Puree until totally smooth. Top with super foods
Mississippi Made http://www.mississippi-made.com/
 Every now and again I add vega protein powder to my smoothies, great taste and extra protein! 

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I also found my cacao nibs at fresh market, they have a unique flavor that similar to dark chocolate..check out their nutrition!

  • antioxidant properties
  • high in potassium 
  • lots of fiber
  • high flavonoid content 
  • no sugar! 
  • one of the highest concentrations of magnesium found in this natural food source
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One Response to “a smoothie a day..”

  1. Gary Beck
    May 4, 2016 at 2:02 am #

    Hola! What kind of blender do you use for smoothies? Anything special? Thanks!

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