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Super Smoothie Recipes

I admit I am not a breakfast person, so smoothies are a great way to enjoy lots of fresh produce, good fats and super foods in one delicious easy to go meal. I post my Super Smoothie Recipes on Instagram, #yysmoothies. Here are some of my favourite nutrient dense smoothies:

TIP:  It’s all about the blender.  You’ll see below that I often add veggies and other tough things to blend, but if you invest in the right blender, it makes everything creamy and smooth!

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Gentle Green Low Carb Smoothie :  Simple yet fantastic! 

  • Romaine Lettuce – 4-5 branches
  • Zucchini – 1 small
  • Pear – 1/2 – 1
  • Green Apple – 1/2
  • Celery – 2 sticks
  • Daily Protein Boost from Arbonne *
  • Almondmilk – unsweetened – 1 cup
  • Cinnamon – just to taste

* I am thrilled with this new Daily Protein Boost from Arbonne! It has a neutral flavour and a smooth, creamy texture. Just three ingredients: pea protein, rice protein & cranberry protein!  (Only available in the US for now…)

 

IMG_7685Deep Red Super Smoothie Reciperich in antioxidants & delicious!  

  • Beet – sweet & raw – 1 medium sized
  • Blueberries  ~ 2/3 cup of frozen or fresh
  • Acai berry powder – 1 tbsp (I use the one from Organic Traditions)
  • Banana – 1
  • Avocado – 1/4 – 1/2 ripe avocado
  • Lemon – wedge with peel (make sure to wash it well first!)
  • Cultured Coconut Yogurt – plain
  • Chia seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cocaopowder – optional
  • Vanilla or chocolate vegan protein powder from Arbonne*
    +  Add about 1 cup of water or almond/ coconut milk to blend

* I love this protein. It has a smooth texture and great taste even when it is just mixed with water!  (No soy. No whey.) 

 

 

IMG_6693Best Ever Green Power SmoothieNut free and insanely good! 

  • Organic Baby Kale – big handful
  • Zucchini  – 1/2
  • Mint – 2-3 sprigs (no stems)
  • Parsley – handful
  • Fennel Greens – from one fennel
  • Ginger – small piece
  • Avocado – 1/2
  • GojiBerries – 1/2 cup soaked in water ~ at least 1 hour before (I soak mine over night)
  • Pear – 1
  • Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Tahini – 1 tbsp
  • Arbonne Greens Balance* – 1 scoop
  • VeganProteinPowder Vanilla by Arbonne – 1 – 1/2 scoops
  • Raw honey (optional) – just a drop

I am a serious fan of the Arbonne Greens Balance powder because it’s not just greens. It has yellows (pumpkin, carrot, mango, etc.), reds (beet, pomegranate, acerola berry, etc.), blues (concord grape, elderberry, blueberry, etc.) as well as chia, flax and quinoa. We start every morning with our greens! If it’s not in our smoothie, we just blend it with water!

 

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Dark Mocha Coco Super Smoothie : Crazy good and energizing! I think this one is my all time favourite.

  • Goji berries – 1/2 cup (pre-soaked and soft – use the water too)
  • Blueberries – 2/3 cup (frozen ok)
  • Banana – 1
  • Coconut oil – 1 tsp – 1 tbsp
  • Coconut flakes – 1 tbsp (or more)
  • Maca – 1 tsp (I use the one from Vega)
  • Raw cacao nibs  – 1/4 cup
  • Chocolate vegan protein power from Arbonne – 1 – 1/2 scoops
  • Espresso – 1/2 – 1 sachet of the micro powder from Oregano Gold *

* If you or someone you know is a rep for Oregano Gold, please get in touch with me. My former rep is MIA and I miss my coffee!  Thank you!

 

 

IMG_2322Punk Super Smoothie for Immunity – It has kind of a cremesicle vibe to it!

  • Mango – 1/2 a fruit
  • Carrot – 1-2
  • Banana – 1
  • Chia seeds – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric – 1/4-1/2 tsp
  • Ginger – tiny piece
  • Tahini – 1 tsp – 1 tbsp
  • Vanilla vegan protein power from Arbonne – 1 – 1/2 scoops
  • Ashwaghanda powder – 1/2 tsp *
  • Almond milk or other non-dairy milk to blend ~ 1.5 cups

 

* Ashwaghanda is a powerful, yet gentle ayurvedic herb that is high in antioxidants and vitamin C and yet, it non-acidic and easy on the stomach. It’s easy to find in most health food stores. 

If you enjoyed this post, I believe you will love my Super Smoothie Workshop on Sunday June 12, 3-5pm at Loft108 in Old Montreal. I will offer lots of tips and tricks and of course, you’ll get to taste everything! Click here for details and to register.

 

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