Cranberry, Goat Cheese, & Pistachio Pinwheels (Vegetarian)

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Rise and Shine Granola Bars (GF, DF, Vegan Friendly)

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6 Fast, Easy, & Delicious Smoothies to make in 2017 (V, VG, GF, DF)

December 19, 2016

Ahhhhhhhh the New Year!  Time to get back into smoothies and salads.  I’ve rounded up my favorite 6 smoothies that I make daily and they all have 7 ingredients or LESS to make it even easier.  I love smoothies because they are fast, easy, and you really can’t mess them up.  5 days out of 7, I’m rushing out the door (as most of us are) and if I prep a few of the ingredients the night before (like putting the liquids, veggies and yogurt in the blender), I know I’m in with a chance of having a healthy breakfast.  With a few staples on hand, you’ll be the Queen (or King) of the smoothie castle! I love adding veggies to mine to up the nutrient intake and also to help keep me fuller for longer.  I also love adding yogurt, nuts, seeds, protein powders, different superfood powders such as maca, acai, and matcha, as well as different spices like turmeric and cinnamon.  For extra sweetness, you can add dates, honey, coconut sugar or maple syrup.  Again, you really can’t go wrong.   I’ll list a few additional *add ins below too.  Feel free to play around with different fruit, veggie, seed and nut combos and get creative!  Simply blend and enjoy! Feel like indulging slightly?  Try this Creme Brulee smoothie!

These serve 1 person

Red Smoothie

8 Frozen Strawberries

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

3/4 cup coconut water

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I use Ka’Chava Tribe)

1 T vanilla extract

1/2 steamed beet

1 T hemp seeds

Orange Smoothie

3/4 cup orange juice

2 carrots

1/2 frozen banana

5 slices of frozen peach

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1/4 t turmeric powder

1 T chia seeds

Yellow Smoothie

3/4 cup coconut water

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1/2 cup frozen cauliflower

5 slices of frozen peach

1 t maca powder

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

2 T vanilla yogurt

Green Smoothie

1/2 t matcha powder (green tea powder) or spirulina powder

3/4 cup almond milk

Handful of spinach

2 T vanilla yogurt

1/2 apple

1/2 cup frozen or fresh zucchini

Purple Smoothie

1/2 T Acai Powder

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 handful spinach

1 cup almond milk

1 T peanut butter (or almond butter)

1 T flaxseed

1/2 frozen banana

Pink Smoothie

1 pack Pitaya Plus (Dragon fruit smoothie packs you can find in the frozen section of Sprouts, Whole Foods and most health food stores)

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

3/4 cup coconut water

1/2 steamed beet

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 T chia seeds

6 Smoothie Recipes for 2016

 

*Optional Add Ins

Kale

Mango

Avocado

Pear

Grapes

Orange

Cacao Powder

Coconut Milk

Gluten Free Rolled Oats

Coconut Flakes