Springtime Smoothies

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Smoothies are a deliciously easy way to add more fruits and veggies to your day. Bursting with nutrients, they can be a healthy grab-and-go breakfast, a convenient post workout shake, or even a tasty midday snack. Plus, whether you’re looking for a fruit-filled smoothie, a green drink, or a protein shake, the following smoothies provide a convenient way to support better health. To get the most out of your smoothie, choose organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.

The Great Green Machine

This gut-friendly smoothie is full of fiber and digestive enzymes to keep your gastrointestinal tract happy and healthy.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened hemp seed milk or coconut milk
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup raw spinach
  • 1 cup raw kale
  • ½ ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup sliced frozen pineapple

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a blender. Cover and process on high for 2 minutes, or until smooth.
  2. Add additional milk, if needed, to attain desired consistency.
  3. Pour into glasses and drink immediately.

Per serving: Calories 226; Total Fat 9.7g; Carbs 34.4g; Protein 3.6g; Sodium 46mg; Sugar 18g

  

The Ultimate Superfood Smoothie

This smoothie has everything you need for a healthier immune system. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and soluble fiber, it’s also a great way to support your cardiovascular system and your digestive tract.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cow’s milk, goat’s milk, or unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup raw spinach, kale or Swiss chard
  • 2 cups mixed berries
  • 1 tablespoon ground psyllium
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a blender. Cover and process on high for 2 minutes, or until smooth.
  2. Add additional milk, if needed, to attain desired consistency.
  3. Pour into glasses and drink immediately.

Per serving: Calories 200; Total Fat 4.8g; Carbs 39.5g; Protein 3.3g; Sodium 27.3mg; Sugar 20g

 

Golden Goddess Mango Smoothie

You’ve probably heard of golden milk, the popular turmeric-rich drink that fans credit with anti-inflammatory powers. Our version takes all the goodness of golden milk and boosts its nutritional profile with the addition of Greek yogurt and mango. The result is an Indian-inspired smoothie reminiscent of a luscious mango lassi.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup frozen mango, cut into chunks
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon grated turmeric (or 1½ teaspoons ground turmeric)
  • ¼ inch piece of fresh ginger (or ½ teaspoon ground ginger)
  • Pinch of black pepper

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a blender. Cover and process on high for 2 minutes, or until smooth.
  2. Add additional water, if needed, to attain desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and drink immediately.

Per serving: Calories 240; Total Fat 10g; Carbs 32g; Protein 6g; Sodium 90mg; Sugar 29.5g

 

Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie

The smoothness of vanilla, the sweetness of ripe berries, and the power of protein combine to delight your taste buds while keeping you full for hours.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup frozen blackberries
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pinch Himalayan pink salt

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a blender. Cover and process on high for 2 minutes, or until smooth.
  2. Add additional water, if needed, to attain desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a glass and drink immediately.

Per batch: Calories 301; Total Fat 6.7g; Carbs 32g; Protein 29.5g; Sodium 285mg; Sugar 12.9g

 

Muscle Maker

Whey protein not only builds lean muscle after a workout, it also reduces inflammation, supports healthy weight loss, and fosters a strong immune system.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder, chocolate
  • 1 cup cow’s milk, goat’s milk, or coconut milk

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a blender. Cover and process on high for 2 minutes, or until smooth.
  2. Add additional coconut milk, if needed, to attain desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a glass and drink immediately.

Per batch: Calories 351; Total Fat 7.5g; Carbs 46.8g; Protein 26.6g; Sodium 112mg; Sugar 25.6g

 

Strawberry-Kiwi Heart Helper

This high-fiber, low-calorie smoothie is brimming with heart-healthy polyphenols and vitamin C. 

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1¼ cups chilled apple juice
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6 frozen strawberries
  • 1½ teaspoons honey

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a blender. Cover and process on high for 2 minutes, or until smooth.
  2. Add additional coconut milk, if needed, to attain desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a glass and drink immediately.

Per batch: Calories 87; Total Fat 0.3g; Carbs 22g; Protein 0.5g; Sodium 3.5mg; Sugar 16.5g

 

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