3 quick + delicious smoothies.

smoothie collageJust a quick post today to share some quick refueling ideas for breakfasts, snacks and post-workouts. These are some of my favorite portable, nourishing liquid meal combinations.

Adjust the fruit content to your taste/ sugar preference and feel free to vary your nut-milks: there's some value in variety! If you've never experimented with hemp milk, I'd recommend. It's a great source of protein and has a really interesting dark nutty flavor. Otherwise, plain ole' almond, coconut or rice milk are also good options. Look for unsweetened and unflavored. 

When it comes to adding a non-dairy yogurt, check out the label. Many brands have coloring agents, preservatives, cornstarch and carageenan -- which makes the yogurt look beautiful but is generally unncessary and not great for us. Aim for a brand that has only the cultured nutmilk, or you can try making your own! (Great recipe from Choosing Raw.)

Pair these smoothies with a salad or something crunchy to get your chew on for added satiety. Did you know we register a good deal of our fullness from how many 'chews' we make? 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup rolled oats (optional)
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tbsp coconut milk  (great if frozen in an ice cube tray; use one cube per smoothie)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Creamy Berry PB Smoothie
1/2 cup plain yogurt 
(like unsweetened coconut or almond yogurt)
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup spinach leaves
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons flax meal
1 tsp peanut butter
4 fresh basil leaves (optional)

Green Monster Smoothie 
1/2 banana, peeled and frozen
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 small avocado
1 cup spinach
1 1/4 cup milk of choice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Happy blending!

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