Green Smoothies

Tropical Green Smoothie

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in Clean eating, Green Smoothies, Healthy Recipes, Recipes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Happy weekend, everyone! I am absolutely LOVING the sunshine here and all this beautiful summer weather has me craving smoothies so bad. That’s a good thing, yes? This time of year I basically never want to cook because of the heat and something cold and healthy is always a good answer. My son was asking me to make him a smoothie and since I’m too lazy to do much else, we whipped this up together. After all, he pretty much always insists on helping me these days. I’ll admit, it kind of makes me wish I was drinking it at the beach instead of in this desert, but I’ll take it.

Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups spinach
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 banana
1/2 cup pineapple chunks
1 tablespoon coconut coffee creamer (this may sound crazy, but it’s delicious in smoothies)
water
chia seeds (optional)

Directions

If you have a Magic Bullet, use the big cup. Add in all ingredients and blend your tropical deliciousness. Add chia seeds. Come to mama.

Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

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Muscle Repair Smoothie

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Clean eating, Green Smoothies, Health & Fitness, Recipes | 0 comments

My my, yesterday was a doozy! I started my Saturday early to squeeze in my long run for the weekend (which I swear, nearly killed me), then rushed Zach off to swim lessons, dropped him off and spent the rest of the day busting my butt moving boxes around and out of my house. We’re getting ready to sell, so it’s not a full move yet, but we are limiting what’s here to just the stuff we need for daily use so we can stage it. So after 6 miles and about a billion times up and down the stairs of my house with our belongings, my body is sore!

I had a protein shake right after my run and I should have had one last night so my body could repair while I was sleeping, but I’m made another this morning. 

Also, there’s some method t my madness! Below is a breakdown of all the ingredients and why they are good for muscle repair. 

 muscle repair smoothie 
Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, and nutrients that help with tissue growth and healing.

Bananas are full of fast-acting carbs that help your body rebuild damaged muscles and potassium that helps with tightness and cramping.

Blueberries are full of antioxidants. Some studies have shown they can help triple the rate of recovery for muscles.

Cucumbers are actually filled with most of the nutrients we need in a day! They have the sugars, minerals, amino acids and vitamins that human bodies crave after exertion.

Protein increases muscle protein synthesis after exercise which promotes muscle build and repair.

Chia seeds are about 20% protein, which exceeds the protein content of most other grains and seeds. They are also full of antioxidants which help repair muscles.

Muscle Repair Smoothie

1/4 cup frozen blueberries 

1/4 cup frozen pineapple 

1/2 banana 

A couple slices of cucumber 

Scoop of protein powder 

Water 

Chia seeds sprinkled on top

 

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Apple blueberry spinach smoothie

Posted by on Feb 22, 2014 in Clean eating, Green Smoothies, Healthy Recipes | 0 comments

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I love making smoothies for me and the little guy to share, and since I routinely keep all these ingredients on hand, this is a favorite we both love.

Ingredients

1 cup spinach
1/2 an apple
1/3 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup vanilla (or plain) Greek yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk

Directions

Add all into blender and blend until smooth.

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Easy Apple Banana Green Smoothie

Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in Clean eating, Green Smoothies, Healthy Recipes | 0 comments

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I’m all about easy when it comes to eating healthy and it doesn’t get much easier than this. I spent all of today out running errands with the babe, so by the time I got home and ready to put away groceries, I was famished. But then somehow I got caught up deep cleaning my fridge since for once it was nearly completely empty and I just dropped $200 at the store. Soooo an hour later I put away groceries and then whipped this up really fast to curb my hunger while I made something else for lunch. This is perfect because they are such staples that you usually have at home (or at least I do!) so it’s a go to recipe for me. And 30 seconds later I was a much happier mama, and even Zach liked it!

Ingredients

1/2 a banana
1/2 an apple
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup fruit juice (I used apple)
1/4 cup ice

Directions

Blend and enjoy!

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Oatmeal Cookie Green Smoothie

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Clean eating, Drinks, Green Smoothies, Healthy Recipes | 0 comments

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I’m on day 13 straight of green smoothies in the new year, so I’m trying to change it up and experiment with ingredients. Since I just made some baby food recipes this weekend, one of the recipes tasted so good together it was almost like oatmeal cookie dough! So I changed it around to make it in green smoothie form. Yum!

Ingredients

1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1/3 cup oatmeal
1 tablespoon chopped nuts
1 tablespoon flax seed
1/2 an apple
2-3 tablespoons dried figs or raisins
1/2 cup almond milk
1-2 cups spinach

Directions

If you’re making in a Magic Bullet, I’d use one of the bigger cups. Add all ingredients and blend until smooth.

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Apple Cinnamon Green Smoothie

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Breakfast, Clean eating, Drinks, Green Smoothies, Healthy Recipes, Holiday Fitness Challenge, Holidays | 0 comments

apple cinnamon green smoothie recipe

Since I’m doing my fitness challenge, one thing that is sometimes difficult for me is getting enough veggies in my diet. I love vegetables, but for whatever reason unless I’m eating a salad, getting in four full servings or more is something I really have to work at some days.

This is one of the many reasons why I love green smoothies. I can load them up with veggies and fruit, and drink down at least one good serving as a snack or supplement to my meal without even thinking about it.

Plus since this is a holiday challenge, I figured I would serve up a smoothie with a little Christmas flair. Makes a great snack, meal replacement, or heavens, I even would use this to fool myself I’m having dessert!

Ingredients

1/2 an apple, cored
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
a pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
3 tablespoons oatmeal
1 big handful of spinach

Directions

Put in blender…blend. That is all. ;)

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