Smoothies

Smoothies
After a hectic week, my favorite thing to do when my weekend hits is to detox and head to my local farmers market on Sunday and search for all the weeks freshest goodies. I always head for the fresh flower section to fill the apartment for the week, but the main reason I head to it is always for the bulks of fresh fruit for the week’s smoothies.

I’m not one for breakfast food, nor do I ever have time every single morning to make myself a well-rounded breakfast, so smoothies have been my favorite way to start off the day. Shape magazine always has great smoothie’s recipes to try each month, but I came across an article in Hello Natural, and had to share because my smoothie recipe’s and mind was defiantly been expanded.

I prep all my fruit on Sunday and put them into zip lock baggies, so that I can just grab and go. Lately I’ve loved throwing the bags in the freezer, that way the fruit lasts longer, you don’t have to add ice, and it gives it more of a chill smoothie taste rather than a juice taste. Here are a few of my favorite, simple smoothies recipes mixed with some in the article:
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1. Strawberry Raspberry Blueberry
1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup raspberries, 1/2 cup blueberries. Blend with 1/2 cup liquid

2. Strawberry Banana Coconut
1 cup strawberries, 1 sliced banana, 2 tablespoons unsweetened, shredded coconut. Blend with 1/2 cup liquid

3. Orange Pineapple Banana
2 oranges (peeled and deseeded) 1/2 pineapple, 1 sliced banana. Blend with 1/2 cup liquid

4. Peanut butter Banana Strawberry
1 cup strawberries, 1 sliced banana, 2 tablespoons peanut butter. Blend with 1/2 cup liquid

5. Raspberry Banana Chia
1 1/2 cups raspberries, 1 sliced banana, 1 tablespoon chai seeds. Blend with 1/2 cup liquid

6. Banana blueberry chocolate
1 sliced banana, 1 cup blueberries, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder. Blend with 1/2 cup liquid

7. Strawberry Pineapple Kale
1 1/2 cups strawberries, 1/2 pineapple, 1 cup kale. Blend with 1/2 cup liquid

8. Strawberry Mango Coconut
1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup mango, 2 tablespoons shredded coconut. Blend with 1/2 cup liquid

9. Mango Pineapple Banana
1 cup mango, 1/2 cup pineapple, 1 sliced banana. Blend with 1/2 cup liquid

10. Mango Berry Coconut
1 cup of mixed berries, 1 cup mango, 2 tablespoons shredded coconut. Blend with ½ cup liquid
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What to mix it with and tips:

• Cut up all fruit and veggies as small as possible before freezing for an easier blend.
• I like to put my bag of fruit in the Nutribullet first thing in the am, add my liquid and let it thaw for a bit while I get ready.
• Make substitutions weekly to give your flavor palate a change up!
• Save money at the market by finding out what fruits are in season, or local because they will be cheapest right now and use it lots, then next month switch it up with the new fruit that’s in season.
• If your feeling spontaneous, add some greens into the smoothies (spinach, kale, etc) and the sweetness of the fruit won’t even allow you to taste the greens and you’ll now get fruit and veg nutrient!
• Liquids I love using for blending: coconut water, coconut oil, almond milk, Greek yogurt, or fresh juice.

Bon Appetite :) xo

Recipes, and photos from Hello Natural

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