Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Smoothies

Warmer weather is upon us, and eating cooler is the thing to do. Starting off the day with smoothies is a great way to adapt to the climate change. Personally I love starting my day off with a smoothie.  Some staples in every single one I make in the morning is Spinach, flax seed or chia seeds and protein. You can definitely change it up depending on what you are craving for the day.

Freezing bananas for future smoothies (or banana soft serve) every time they are about to go bad is a fantastic way to prevent food waste. **Tip: before you freeze and store your bananas, make sure to peel them!**

I love smoothies any which way, but if I am looking for something more substantial, here are some of my favorite ways to “beef” up a vegan smoothie. Feel free to add ice to your desired consistency if the fruit you are using isn’t frozen:

Tropical Delight:
-Frozen Banana
-Coconut milk or coconut water (depending on desired flavor)
-Organcic Oryzatein Silk Sprouted Brown Rice Protein (I like Z Natural Foods)

Citrus Green Smoothie (courtesy of Vega One- their site has a whole recipe guide!):
-Vega One Natural
-2-3 Cups Spinach
-1/4 Cup Frozen Mango
-1/2 Cup Orange Juice
-Handful of Ice
-1/4 Cup Water
-1/2 Squeezed Lemon

PB&J Smoothie:
-1/2 – ¾ Cup Strawberries (Substitute Raspberries or Blackberries if you like)
-1 Frozen Banana
-Almond Milk (Add until desired consistency)
-2 TBSP Almond butter
-1 Scoop Pea Protein

Chocolate Greens:
-2-3 Cups Spinach
-1 Frozen Banana
-1 Scoop or Packet Chocolate Sunwarrior Raw Vegan Protein

1 comment:

  1. Great tip regarding freezing bananas, most don't realize that frozen fruit makes much more delicious smoothies than fresh! The only thing I learned the hard way is not to cut the banana and freeze it in the same container...instead of small pieces you get glob of banana ;( Oh well lesson learned.


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