Green Warrior Smoothie

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After Halloween and a fairly unproductive, unhealthy weekend, my body was craving nourishment this morning. I needed something that was simple and that would help me fight off this cold. We had eggs for breakfast today, so I wanted something fairly light and easy for my morning snack.

Oranges and bananas blend nicely together and really overpower the spinach taste in this smoothie. I also love that this smoothie only has 3 ingredients in it – 4 if you want to count the cup of ice.

I wouldn’t have this smoothie as a meal replacement. I drank it at 11:00 for my mid morning snack on the way to pick my eldest up from school and I was hungry for lunch by noon. But it was exactly what I needed. I have a feeling I’ll be incorporating mandarin oranges into a lot of my smoothies these next couple of months.

Simple Green Warrior Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen organic spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup ice
Notes
Add in a tablespoon of hemp seeds if you want some added protein.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 314 Fat: 0.3g Carbohydrates: 75.6g Sugar: 62.8g Fiber: 7.7g Protein: 5.1g

 

Pomegranate Glow Smoothie

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Combining pomegranate, blueberries and cocoa means that this smoothie is packed with anti oxidants. Anti oxidants help prevent and repair damage to your body’s tissue.  If you want skin that glows, you need to ingest your fair share of anti oxidants.

It’s pomegranate season and I’ve been wanting to incorporate them into my smoothies since the first day I saw them in the grocery store this season. However, because the seeds are so tough, the best way to incorporate them into your smoothie is through their juice, unless you like some grit in your smoothie. I wish I had a heavy duty juicer, the time and patience to make my own pomegranate juice, but that just isn’t happening anytime soon. So I bought the next best thing – all natural, no sugar added, 100% pomegranate juice. I’m not normally a fan of juices because of their high sugar content, but because of the high levels of anti oxidants found in pomegranate juice I thought the benefits outweighed the cons in this situation.

Happy pomegranate season!

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Pomegranate Cocoa Glow Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ frozen banana
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 172 Fat: 10.2g Saturated fat: 2.2g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 22g Sugar: 11g Fiber: 6.3g Protein: 2.0g Cholesterol: 0mg

 

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