Welcome Summer. Sun kissed skin, Fourth of July fireworks, sundresses and cool waters, there is nothing quite like it. This season brings out the inner child in all of us, so to accompany your adventures this season, we have included two of our favorite smoothie recipes that are not only delicious but also good for you! (100% guilt free - yes please!)
For our fresh and fruity friends:
Spirulina (1 Tbsp) - Contains the highest amount of protein per serving- 60% is protein!
Dates (2 dates) (pull apart and take out the pit) - Rich in fiber and natural sweetness
Chia seed (1 Tbsp) - Has omega-3 fatty acids and is rich in antioxidants
Spinach (1 cup) - Filled with necessary vitamins A, C, E and K
Unsweetened Almond Milk or Flax Milk + Added Protein (I cup) - Has low hormones, good for lactose intolerance and skin health. It is also high in minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium.
Blueberries (½ cup) - They are very high in antioxidants and acts as a natural sweetener for the smoothie.
Ice (3-4 cubes)
For our Rich and Creamy fans:
Maca Powder (1 Tbsp) - Superfood! This root is a natural source of energy, and believed to help prevent spikes in blood sugar. It also helps to balances estrogen levels.
Raw cocoa powder (1 Tbsp) - Chocolate! Everyone’s favorite. Delicious taste without the added sugars, emulsifies, fats. It is also very high in antioxidant value.
Almond butter (1 spoonful) - Almond butter is a great source of healthy monounsaturated fats, which helps to lower heart disease. It will add to the creaminess of the smoothie and thicken it up!
Flaxseed (1 Tbsp) - Flaxseed is noted for high protein, fiber and omega 3 fatty acids properties.
Banana (½-1 banana) - Mom’s classic cure for legs cramps, Banana contains potassium and is a natural sweetener. ProTip: Bananas really add to the creaminess of the smoothie, and is a perfect substitute for yogurts and ice cream.
Almond Milk (1 cup) - Has low hormones, good for lactose intolerance and skin health. It is also high in minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium.
Ice (3-4 cubes)