Baby Brain Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

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Like most parents, what I feed my children is extremely important to me, especially my baby. When Taylor turned one, I started to feed her smoothies. She mostly just drank a little bit from my smoothies when I made them. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to make a baby smoothie especially for her. This baby smoothie recipe has 2 tablespoons of Baby Brain Organics, which are specially blended seeds designed for healthy brain and body development in our littles. I fed this smoothie to both of my girls and Lauren loved the purple colour too.

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Baby Brain Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¼ cup scotish oats
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ cup water (as needed for desired consistency)
  • 2 tablespoons Baby Brain Organics
Instructions
  1. my daughter doesn't have any allergies so I was comfortable feeding her these ingredients. Check with your doctor if you have any questions.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2

 

Triple Berry Burst

Triple_Berry_Burst | www.smoothieburst.comI made this smoothie last week and my three year old gobbled it right up. I shouldn’t be overly surprised because pink is her favourite colour, so I could pretty much give her anything pink and she would love it. Either way, it gave me so much joy to see her so content snacking on her healthy smoothie.

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Triple Berry Burst
 
This smoothie serves 2. It makes 4 cups total.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Soak the chia seeds and goji berries in water for approx. 15 minutes before blending.

 

 

Chocolate Mint Smoothie

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CACOA. Pronounced Ca-Cow. Heard of it? Cacoa is the purest form of chocolate you can consume.

Cacoa is raw and much less processed than cocoa. Cacao is thought to be the highest source of antioxidants and the highest source of magnesium of all foods. Cacao beans contain more antioxidants than blueberries, acai berries, or red wine. It’s also a mood-enhancer!

I layered this smoothie with chocolate and mint smoothie flavours. The smoothie looks much more appetizing when its layered. When the two flavours are mixed together it’s a brownish colour and not the most appetizing looking. However, it tastes the same either way, so if you’re strapped for time, just throw all of the ingredients in the blender and blend away.

Here are the ingredients for the mint smoothie: water, frozen spinach, mint leaves, avocado and peppermint extract.

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Here are the ingredients for the chocolate smoothie: cacao, unsweetened almond milk, frozen banana and organic pure maple syrup.Chocolate_Smoothie_Ingredients

Chocolate Mint Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • Chocolate Smoothie:
  • • 1 - 1½ cup unsweetened organic almond milk (depends how thick you like it)
  • • 1½ frozen banana
  • • 1 tablespoon cacoa
  • • 1 tablespoon organic pure maple syrup
  • • 1 handful ice
  • Mint Smoothie:
  • • 1 avocado
  • • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • • 4-6 mint leaves
  • • ⅛ tsp peppermint extract
  • • handful ice cubes
  • • ½ cup to 1 cup water (depends on how thick you like it)
Instructions
  1. For a layered smoothie:
  2. Throw all of the green smoothie ingredients into the blender with a handful of ice. Blend together and pour ½ of the smoothie in your cup and place in the freezer. Pout the other half in the fridge.
  3. Clean the blender and make the chocolate smoothie. Add a handful of ice into the ingredients. Once blended, pour onto of the first glen layer and then pour a final layer of the green smoothie onto.
  4. You will have 1 cup of chocolate smoothie remaining and some mint smoothie is making in a large mason jar like the one pictured.
  5. If you don't have the time to make a layered smoothie, pour all of the ingredients into the blender together with ice and blend until smooth.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 695 Fat: 43g Carbohydrates: 79.9g Sodium: 204mg Protein: 10.1g

 

Lemony Mango Burst

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Whenever I eat a mango I instantly start dreaming of the sweet air, warm breeze and hot sun in Hawaii. Mangos are my husband’s favourite fruit and whenever we vacation in Hawaii we share a mango with our breakfast in the morning. It was actually my husband who introduced me to the combination of lemon and mango. It’s divine!

When I saw mangos for sale at my local grocery store, I knew I needed to make a lemon mango smoothie. It was exactly what I needed to start dreaming about our upcoming vacation to Hawaii.

I made this smoothie for my morning snack last week. I saved some for my daughter and brought it with me when I picked her up from school. I wasn’t sure what my daughter would think of this smoothie because of the colour, but when she drank it she said “mmm, delicious!”

I was also happy to find out that mangos offer a generous amount of vitamin C and vitamin A, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids to help keep my immune system healthy and strong. Since I seem to be fighting off a different cold each week, I need all the extra vitamins I can find.Lemon_Mango_Spinach

Lemony Mango Burst
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 heaping cup fresh mango cubes
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup water
Instructions
  1. pre soak the chia seeds in a little bit of water for about 15 minutes before adding into the smoothie.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 206 Fat: 15.4 Carbohydrates: 18.5g Sugar: 12.8g Sodium: 34mg Fiber: 4.8g Protein: 2.8g

 

High Fiber Breakfast Smoothie

High Fiber Breakfast Smoothie | www.smoothieburst.comOatmeal is a serious breakfast staple in our house. When I was pregnant with Taylor, I ate it every single morning. Yes, for nine months straight! I now realize there wasn’t much balance happening here, but there is no sense arguing with a pregnant person.

For a super quick and easy breakfast we now sometimes eat instant oatmeal. This is what I ate when I was pregnant. I buy a natural, unsweetened version. It’s important to read the label on instant oatmeal as most of them are packed with sugar and don’t end up being that healthy for you in the end.

I like to add rolled oats into my breakfast smoothies. They are wheat free and 100% whole grain. Many athletes consume rolled oats in their diet. They find that the high content of complex carbohydrates and water-soluble fiber encourages slow digestion and stabilizes blood-glucose levels.

One tip to making a great breakfast smoothie is to ensure there is a combination of fiber, protein and healthy fats. These three items together help you stay full longer.

In this Breakfast Smoothie, I’ve combined raspberries, chia seeds, and rolled oats, which are three high fiber foods. There is 30 grams of fiber in this smoothie. Hence the name.

It was truly delicious. I hope you enjoy!

High Fiber Breakfast Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unpasteurized honey
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 679 Fat: 14.9g Saturated fat: 1.3g Carbohydrates: 126g Sugar: 85.6g Sodium: 370mg Fiber: 29.3g Protein: 13.3g

 

Cinnamon Burst Smoothie

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If you’re following a clean eating diet, then you know how important it is to have protein for breakfast and after your workouts. I find that when I don’t eat protein first thing in the morning I end up snacking all day long.

This Cinnamon Burst Smoothie recipe is a delicious creamy blend of organic almond butter, banana and cinnamon with just the perfect amount of sweetness. The organic almond butter offers a combination of healthy fats and protein and the banana and dates offer the perfect amount of sweetness while the cinnamon packs a powerful punch of flavor.

Adding in the maca is completely optional. I enjoy it in the morning as it acts as a caffeine free energizer and since I am trying really hard not to drink any caffeine I really enjoy this. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Burst Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups organic, unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons organic creamy almond butter
  • 1-2 teaspoon cinnamon (based on preference)
  • ½ teaspoon organic maca powder
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup ice
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 692 Fat: 30.9 g Saturated fat: 2.7 g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 98.5g Sugar: 68.1 g Sodium: 272 mg Fiber: 13.2 g Protein: 15.2g

 

Cocoa Pear Smoothie

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Do you love chocolate? Is eating healthy important to you? If you answered yes to both these questions, this smoothie is for you.

I didn’t ever have chocolate cravings before having my girls. But as soon as I became pregnant with my first, I instantly started to crave chocolate. And, unfortunately this craving has continued.

I found the combination of pear and cocoa perfect in this recipe. I also added in some medjool dates to sweeten it up. I love adding medjool dates to my smoothies. They are loaded with nutrients, but have no fat in them, so they make a perfect natural sweetener. Click here to learn more about the healthy benefits of medjool dates.

If you’re like me and you crave a sweet treat in the afternoon, this smoothie is sure to satisfy.

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Cocoa Pear Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 2 pears
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1.5 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
Instructions
  1. Remove the core of the pear, but keep the skin on for the extra fiber. Add the almond milk and ice in the blend first and blend together for about 20 seconds. Add the rest of the ingredients into the blend and blend on high for 30 seconds. The liquid helps pull the other ingredients towards the blade for a smooth blend.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 381 Fat: 3.2g Trans fat: 0g Sodium: 187 mg Protein: 4.0g

 

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

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I used to love going to Starbucks this time of year for a Pumpkin Spice Latte. I also feel confident saying that Pumpkin Pie is probably one of my top three favourite deserts. So the fact that it’s Fall and pumpkin season makes me really happy.

I came across this warm and savory Pumpkin Quinoa dish on the lovely irealfoods blog. We made it for dinner last night and paired it with salmon and it was delish.

We only used ¼ of a large can of pumpkin puree, so I was excited to make my Pumpkin Spiced Smoothie today. I love packing my smoothies with extra protein so I added a tablespoon of almond butter to my recipe, which worked really well with the ingredients. I enjoyed it while both kids were napping this afternoon. I felt a little guilty that I didn’t save any to share with my daughter Lauren, but you snooze you lose!

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One cup of pumpkin puree supplies 3.4 grams of iron, a mineral that helps keep you from getting sick by supporting a strong immune system. I’m always getting sick this time of year, especially now that I’m sleep training my baby and majorly sleep deprived! You can ready more about the health benefits of pumpkins here.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup unsweetened original almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 ½ teaspoons real maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of nutmeg and all spice
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (this is optional, but I thought the flavor softened out a bit of the bitterness from the pumpkin puree)
Instructions
  1. One cup of pumpkin puree supplies 3.4 grams of iron, a mineral that helps keep you from getting sick by supporting a strong immune system. I’m always getting sick this time of year, especially now that I’m sleep training my baby and majorly sleep deprived!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 125 Sugar: 5 Protein: 50