Springtime smoothies

Spring is here! Smoothies are not only delicious – they are a great way to pack a ton of nutrition into one meal….so start blending today!  

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Protein options:

  • Vegan protein powder (i.e., pea protein, sprouted brown rice protein, hemp protein..)
  • Good quality whey protein powder
  • Hemp hearts – 3 tablespoon’s of these little seeds is packed with 10g of protein!
  • Yogurt – add 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt or 3/4 cup of plain yogu

Liquid options:

  • Unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk
  • Unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1% or 2% milk
  • Coconut water
  • Filtered water

Add some greens for an extra hit of nutrients!

  • Handful of baby spinach, kale, Swiss chard or romaine lettuce
  • Cucumber or celery
  • Avocado

Fruit options

I would recommend choosing 1-2 fruit per smoothie!

  • 1/2 banana or 1 small banana
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries (i.e., strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peach or mango pieces

Add-ins:

  • Ground flax
  • Chia seeds
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Natural nut butter (i.e., peanut, almond, hazelnut, etc.)
  • Raw bee pollen
  • Spirulina
  • Coconut oil
  • Matcha powder
  • Cocoa nibs (I like to sprinkle these on top of my smoothie)
  • Medjool dates or prunes
  • Fresh ginger root
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes

 

Here are some of my favourite smoothie recipes. Enjoy 🙂

Creamy chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • ½ banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of hemp hearts or 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

Energy boosting smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup kale
  • ¼ banana
  • ¼ cup frozen mango
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 2- 3 Tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger root (peeled and chopped)

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

Classic strawberry banana smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Large handful of baby spinach
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy

Spring into spring green smoothie

  • 1 cup of unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1 scoop of protein powder of choice
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tbsp of ground flax seeds
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon