Spinach Lime Matcha Smoothie

my go-to green smoothie

I love making smoothies and smoothie bowls.

Both are a great way to sneak in lots of veggies and good-for-you ingredients. The combinations are endless, and I like to top it off with in things like coconut flakes, bee pollen, cashew butter, and berries right before I dig in.

The great part about smoothies is that you don’t need a recipe to make a deliciously healthy one. There’s only 5 things you really need to remember:

1. GREENS Start with fresh, organic greens like spinach, steamed kale, microgreens. Zucchini and cauliflower are also nice add-ins for extra fiber.

2. LIQUID BASE Choose a healthy liquid base — almond mylk, cashew mylk & coconut water are some of my faves.

3. FRUIT Add a variety of fruit — A good ratio is 2:1 – fruits to greens. Blueberries, pineapple, mango, strawberries all add a nice touch and blend well.

4. HEALTHY FATS Add some healthy fats like flax seeds, coconut oil, hemp seeds, or avocado.

5. SUPERFOODS Boost it with superfoods and mix-ins like collagen powder, maca powder, spirulina, bee pollen, green tea, or lucuma powder.

my go to green smoothie - matcha avocado smoothie

If you've been following me on Instagram for a while, you know what my go-to green smoothie is! I make it all the time, and absolutely love that it is a chock full of goodness!

I recently made a change to my go-to smoothie and have been adding Purslane to it. If you are wondering what Purslane is, it's weed filled with plenty of nutrients. This vegetable has extremely high levels of omega-3 fatty acids for a land vegetable, as well as significant amounts of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, B-family vitamins, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, and copper. The betalain pigments (powerful antioxidant compounds) and carotenoids round out this veritable treasure trove of nutrients and beneficial organic compounds. 

my go-to green smoothie

Spinach Lime Matcha Smoothie

My Go-To Green Smoothie

Recipe makes 1 big 32oz cup or 2 smaller bowls.


What You'll Need

1 handful frozen spinach
1 small handful of microgreens
1 small handful of Purslane, carrot or celery greens
1/4 avocado
1/2 cup homemade cashew milk
1 tsp matcha powder
1/2 lime, peeled
1/4 cup coconut meat
1 scoop collagen peptides
stevia, to taste or 2 pitted Medjool dates 

Toppings: 
Coconut flakes
bee pollen
1 tbsp gr8nola granola

What You'll Need

In a VitaMix or high-speed blender add all ingredients and blend for 45-60 seconds.

Pour in a tall glass or bowl and top with toppings.

 

 

Spirulina Pineapple Super Smoothie

OK, the stats are in: 100% of us love smoothies. 😜 They're easy, they're filling, they're delicious—and, with the right ingredients, they're healthful and can even help keep the calories down.

You’re going to love this Spirulina Pineapple Super Smoothie for all of it’s tasty benefits. Spirulina is a very helpful supplement but can be a bit rough to drink down on its own. Mixing it into a great tasting smoothie just like this one, is a great way to make sure you get its benefits while drinking something you enjoy. The powerful flavors of pineapple totally override the spirulina.

This one might just have to be on repeat this week! I posted it on Instagram stories a few weeks ago and got a lot of messages asking for the recipe. So, here it is!

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Spirulina Pineapple Super Smoothie

Makes 1 18oz Serving

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What You’ll Need

1 cup spinach
1/2 small avocado (65g)
2 celery stalks 
1 tbs  Spirulina (I used this brand)
3 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbs Nordic Naturals Marine Collagen 
1/2 cup pineapple, frozen
8 oz water + 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
5-6 ice cubes

Tools: High-Speed Blender (I used this brand)

What You’ll Need

In a high-speed blender, high-speed blend for 60-90 seconds until smooth. Pour & enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Smoothie

Keeping my energy up today with this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Green Smoothie. I blended in some Project Juice Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cashew Butter and topped with gr8nola’s Original granola. 👌🏻

Here’s what you’ll need to know: in a high-speed blender blend together 1/2 cup cashew milk, 1/4 avocado, 1 handful spinach, 1/2 cup pineapple (frozen), 1 tbsp project juice chocolate chip cookie dough cashew butter, vanilla MRM’s veggie elite protein powder, 5 ice cubes. Blend for 60-90 seconds, or until smooth. Pour in a bowl or weck jar, and top with gr8nola. Enjoy, it's #smoothietime!

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What You’ll Need

1/2 cup cashew milk, unsweetened

1/4 avocado

1 handful spinach

1/2 cup pineapple (frozen)

1 tbsp Project Juice Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cashew Butter

1 scoop MRM’s veggie elite protein powder, vanilla

5 ice cubes

2 tbsp gr8nola granola

What You’ll Need To Know

  1. Blend for 60-90 seconds, or until smooth.

  2. Pour in a bowl or weck jar, and top with gr8nola.

  3. Enjoy, it's #smoothietime!

Mission Smoothie Bowl

One of my favorite time of the year is right about now, when the Summer is transitioning into Fall and the farmers markets are abundant in Mission Figs. Black Mission figs are small figs with pink flesh and a deep purple skin that appears black when dried. They have a rich, sweet flavor and a gummy texture. I can’t seem to get enough of them. The other day, I decided to make a smoothie bowl with them. The combination was delicious.

You’ll love that this bowl has He Shou Wu, a great Chinese medicine herb great for hair growth and a rejuvenation tonic. Although the mechanisms are not completely understood, substances with a marked harmonizing effect on the endocrine system (hormone-producing glands) and high zinc content tend to have beneficial effects on hair growth and restoration.

mission smoothie bowl

Mission Smoothie Bowl

Makes 1 serving


What You Need

What You’ll Need To Know

Smoothie Base

1 handful baby spinach

1/2 small avocado*

1/4 cup blueberries*

1/4 cup cucumber*

1/2 banana*

1 mission fig*

1 tbsp coconut flakes, unsweetened

1 tbsp cashew butter

1 tbs He Shou Wu

1/2 cup water

4-5 ice cubes

Toppings:

1 tbsp coconut flakes, unsweetened

1 tbsp gr8nola cacao granola

1 mission fig


In a high-speed blender add all smoothie-base ingredients, and blend for 60-90 seconds or until smooth.

Pour in a bowl or weck jar and top with coconut flakes, gr8nola cacao granola, and 1 fresh mission fig slicked up.


*Notes: Freeze ingredients before hand and skip adding ice for a much more smooth consistency.

Cinnamon Pecan Smoothie

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Happy 2018, Friends! Did you have a good time ringing in the new year? Hopefully, you aren’t hungover and are starting it off right. My morning has been quite a productive one making pecan, cashew, and coconut kinds of milk, and a few other yummy meals and things for the week. I made this #smoothie using the pecan milk, and it turned out great!  

The pecan milk adds that hint of a nutty pastry flavor and the cinnamon protein powder adds the perfect combination to the blend. This smoothie does every creamy bite of pecan pie, minus the added sugar and the naughty ingredients. 


Cinnamon Pecan Smoothie

What You'll Need

1 cup spinach
1 small zucchini (50g)
1/2 small avocado (50g)
1/4 cup blueberries
1 scoop MRM cinnamon bun veggie protein powder
1/2 tsp ashwagandha
1/2 cup pecan milk
5 ice cubes
Scout Backcountry Cinnamon Pumpkin Seeds
1 tbsp rose petals
1/2 tbsp GroundUp Coconut Cardamom w/ Chia Seed Almond + Cashew Butter,

What You'll Need To Know

Blend for 60 seconds in a high-speed blender. 

Pour and top with pumpkin seeds, nut butter, and dried rose petals.

Enjoy!

The recipe makes 1 serving.

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Valerie Fidan

Valerie is a San Francisco native who gave up the comforts of home to travel the world continuously. Now based in Portland, OR, Valerie is a Social Media Marketing Consultant, helping solo entrepreneurs and small business owners DIY their social media by teaching them the in’s and out’s of SMM. She enjoys health hacking recipes, a good cocktail, yoga, hikes, live shows, puns & dad jokes.

Stress Fighting Smoothie

Here's to a tasty travel day and the start of this work-cation!! First stop.. North Carolina. It's a quick stop to say "hi" to the in-laws and drop off our fur babes. This smoothie is perfect for a day f travel because it's loaded with so much nutrients, yet light enough to not give you an upset tummy.

This smoothie includes Sacha inchi, which is rich in protein, omega-3, -6, and -9, alpha-tocopherol, vitamin E, and carotenoids (Vitamin A), and fiber. Its unique collection of nutrients provides notable benefits for the body, like helping with overall immune system support and fights stress. As for the taste, it has a mild nutty, almost peanut taste to it, makig it a perfect swap for nut butter!

Stress Fighting Smoothie

What You'll Need

1 handful baby spinach
1/2 small avocado
2 tbsp coconut shavings
1/2 lemon, peeled
1 tbsp MRM Sacha Inchi powder
1/4 cup coconut water
1/4 cup cashew nut milk
1/2 cup mint tea, brewed and chilled
1/2 tsp Matcha powder (I used this brand) 
1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen peptides
4 drops Stevia

What You'll Need To Know

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blended up for 90 seconds, or until smooth.

Recipe makes 1 serving.

 

 

* Delicious discounts 👉🏼 MRM use promo code 'valerie' for 40% off!


Happy Blue Coconut Elixir

Happiness in a glass. That's exactly what this is. 

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And, it's not just because it's blue, creamy, and delicious but because it's got Mucuna Pruriens. It's basically happy powder. This extract powder contains 15% L-DOPA, a precursor to Dopamine. Consuming Mucuna Pruriens may enhance brain function, elevate mood, soothe the nervous system and overall well-being. 

If you are wondering what the difference between coconut milk and coconut cream are, let me explain. The main difference is that coconut milk [in a can] will have the layer of thick coconut cream as well as the watery coconut milk underneath, but coconut cream is only made of that thick, spoonable cream. If I need it for smoothies, I'll leave the coconut milk can in the refrigerator overnight, flip it over and open up. Whats left on top is a thick layer of coconut cream.

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What You'll Need

½ teaspoon vanilla bean powder
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup coconut cream
1/2 scoop E3Live blue majik blue-green algae
1/2 tsp Sunpostion Mucuna Pruriens
Topping: bee pollen
 

What You'll Need To Know

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend for 30 seconds or until the powders have fully dissolved.

Serve immediately. Pour into a 12oz glass and top with bee pollen.

Recipe makes 1 serving.

Blueberry Power Smoothie

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Nothing can compare to the pure awesomeness and nutrient punch from a cold-pressed juice, but smoothies have their place too! I love vegetable-forward smoothies. It's a great way to add veggies to your diet while enjoying a tasty, frozen treat.

While you're chopping and prepping your cauliflower for the week, set some aside to freeze for your smoothies. Yes, I'm serious! It's flavorless. Kind of like how adding kale, spinach, zucchini and even beans into your smoothies doesn't alter the taste (but ups the nutrients), cauliflower makes a fabulous base for a smoothie and will take on the flavor of whatever else you add, like cinnamon, berries, coconut, and other fruit!

Here's a smoothie I've been loving:

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What You'll Need

1 cup frozen organic blueberries
1/4 frozen avocado
1/4 cup coconut meat
1 Tbsp cashew butter
2 cups frozen organic cauliflower
3/4 cup my homemade almond milk
1/2 tsp organic cinnamon
1/4 tsp organic cardamom
1 tsp maca (I used this brand)
1 tsp Ashwagandha (I used this brand
2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen peptides

Toppings: 1 tsp Coconut flakes and 1 tsp bee pollen

What You'll Need To Know

Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth, about 40-60 seconds.

Top with bee pollen and coconut flakes and enjoy!

Recipe makes one 24oz serving or two 12oz servings.

 

Beauty Greens Cauliflower Smoothie

Beauty Greens Cauliflower Smoothie

This classic, lightly sweetened, mostly-cauliflower smoothie is a fresh take on a healthy vegetable-based smoothie. It's perfect for those for those up their veggie-based smoothie game.  

But cauliflower in a smoothie? From a flavor perspective, you won’t even taste the cauliflower or other veggies in there. This recipe offers a creamy, thick texture without the added sugars from a banana, plus a ton of added benefits!

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable full of minerals and vitamins, like calcium, folate, potassium, and tons of Vitamin C. Half a cup of cauliflower is equal to almost half your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. Let's drink to that!

Beauty Greens Cauliflower Smoothie

What You'll Need

1 1/2 cups frozen organic cauliflower*
1 small frozen zucchini* (about 50-75g)
1/4 frozen avocado
1/2 tsp organic cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder
1 scoop vital protein beauty greens
1 tsp ashwagandha (I used this brand)
1 tsp sacha inchi (I used MRM brand***)
1/2 cup my homemade almond milk**
3/4 cup water
1 tbsp MCT oil (I used this brand)
Optional: stevia, for a touch of sweetness

Toppings: 1 tbsp coconut shavings

What You'll Need To Know

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend for 30-60 seconds or until smooth.

Top with 1 tbsp coconut shavings.

 

Recipe makes 1 servings or 2 small servings.

* I buy organic, wash and freeze ahead of time

** You can use store bought nut mylk, just make sure it is unsweetened

*** Use promocode 'valerie' at MRM and get 40% off your order! 

Follow @ValerieFidan on Instagram for the latest bits + bites!

Blue Majik Cauliflower Smoothie

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I absolutely love smoothies, especially when they are veggie heavy. 

Lately, I've been throwing in Cauliflower in my smoothie since it contains more vitamin C than oranges. It's full of vitamin B, fiber and has a high amount of antioxidant nutrients. This in return helps prevent free radicals from damaging the body’s cells. 

Cauliflower also contains potassium and phosphorous, which helps support and repair the body’s nervous system and immune systems, muscles, and bones. It also helps lower your blood sugar levels and gives your smoothies an incredible creamy texture. All of these are excellent reasons to throw some into your morning or midday smoothies. As for the taste? You'd never suspect cauli being an ingredient since it is virtually flavorless!

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What You'll Need

1 cup cauliflower, riced*
1/2 zucchini, chopped*
1/4 avocado*
1/2 cup blueberries, organic*
3/4 cup cashew or coconut milk
1 scoop blue majik blue-green algae
1/8 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp vanilla powder
1 scoop collagen peptides (I used this brand)
2-3 drops stevia

Toppings: bee pollen

What You'll Need To Know

In a high-speed blender add all ingredients except bee pollen, and blend for 30-60 seconds.

Pour in a glass and top with bee pollen.

Recipe makes one 32oz serving or 2 small servings. 

* Freeze ahead of time!

Follow @ValerieFidan on Instagram for the latest bits + bites!

Deep Green Beauty Bowl

Deep Green Beauty Bowl

WOAH GUYS. It’s been a minute. I've taken a break from blogging to move Let's Regale from Wordpress to Squarespace. I had been wanting to make the move for some time now but kept putting it off because of the daunting task of manually entering ALLLLLL of my recipes. And I mean all... all 325 of them. 

So, here we are. On SQUARESPACE, BOO!! And, I've got a ton of fresh content and recipes coming your way, like this Deep Green Beauty Bowl smoothie bowl. It's got all the goods: baby spinach, avocado, collagen peptides, zucchini, blueberries, homemade coconut mylk, stevia (to taste) all blended up and topped with my favorite granola, g8nola and dried mango and pineapple, coconut flakes.


What You'll Need To Know: 

In a high-speed blender (I used this brand) add in all ingredients and blend for 30-60 seconds, until smooth.

Pour in a bowl and add toppings!

 

Recipe makes 1 serving.

 

 

* Freeze in advance; if using fresh add in 4-5 ice cubes.

** Use promo code 'valeriefidan' at checkout for 20% off on eatgr8nola.com!

Here's What You'll Need:

1 cup baby spinach*

1/4 avocado*

1 small-medium zucchini*

1/4 cup blueberries, organic*

1 scoop Vital Proteins Beauty Greens

8oz homemade coconut mylk

2-3 drops stevia (I used this brand

 

Toppings:

1 tbsp dried mango, chopped 

1 tbsp dried pineapple, chopped

1 tbsp coconut flakes, unsweetened

1/8 cup gr8nola granola**

 

 

Forever Young: 7 Anti-Aging Foods You Need To Add To Your Smoothie!

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We want to look and feel younger with youthful skin. Indefinitely. So we contacted our Naturopath and a bunch of medical journals and found out that there are anti-aging foods to help promote that. You can take advantage of some anti-aging foods that can all be added to your daily protein shake or even made into a protein smoothie. A healthy grab-and-go shake is an excellent way to fill in the gaps when you don't have time for a healthy meal, and it's a great way to improve your lean muscle mass if you work out. The trick is to make your shakes more than just protein and water by adding some of these especially anti-aging foods to it along with a clean protein powder of your choice. These anti-aging foods will also make it more filling and more nutritious, so feel free to use it as a meal replacement on especially busy days.

Now get blending!

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are great for your skin due to their high omega 3 and B vitamin content. They’re also an excellent source of iron, protein, and fiber. Chia’s fiber can also help you stay hydrated and fuller longer. Add around 1 teaspoon to your next shake for a more filling and beautifying shake!

Flaxseed

Ground flax is easy enough to add to anything so try adding 1 tablespoon to your protein shake for healthy monounsaturated fats and omega 3 fatty acids. These fats help keep your skin, heart, and brain in tip-top shape and flax's fiber enhances digestion. Best of all, flax seeds thicken up your shake and give it a nutty-flavored taste for very few calories.

Collagen Peptides

One of the best ways to keep our youthful looks and maintain healthy skin is to boost collagen levels. Collagen is not only a major player in our anti-aging regimen, but it’s also responsible for keeping our connective tissues strong and flexible. We need this protein along with keratin to produce strong, healthy and resilient skin. I personally love Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens.

Spinach

Spinach is one of the best anti-aging foods for you, making it perfect to add to your next protein shake. It's also tasteless when combined with other ingredients, so not to worry! Spinach contains 5 grams of protein, loads of beta-carotene, iron, and Vitamin c all in just a cup. I love freezing my greens for smoothies! Simply, prepackage them, freeze and use when ready to blend up.

Berries

Berries are low-glycemic, and they prevent aging in the brain. They’re also full of vitamin C and antioxidants to keep your skin looking great. Add ¼ cup blueberries or ½ cup raspberries to your next shake all for under 50 calories and only 5 grams of sugar.

Acai Powder

If you’re into superfoods, try adding a teaspoon of acai powder to your shakes. Think of acai like regular berries that are supercharged! Acai berries have over ten times the antioxidants of blueberries and absolutely no sugar. You can buy the powder to make it easier to use or use the frozen fruit purees in place of berries.

Matcha

Have you heard of matcha green tea powder? Of course, you have! It’s a very bright green tea that’s never been heated making it richer in antioxidants and youth-giving properties. Matcha can be pricey those so if you’re on a budget, just add regular green tea leaves to your shake for an earthy twist!

Try to keep your protein shakes around 5 grams of fat, 20 grams of protein, and overall very low in sugar. This will help ensure nothing interferes with protein digestion so it can go straight to your muscle cells to build and repair lean muscle tissues. It’s also important to choose a clean protein powder, free of gluten, refined sugar, and growth hormones.

Do you drink protein shakes? What's your favorite add-in?

Here's How to Build the Perfect Smoothie Bowl + Recipe

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Mornings have never tasted so good! A smoothie bowl is just what it sounds like. You make a smoothie, but then you place it in a bowl and top it with whole ingredients. The result? A super delicious and really healthy morning or midday meal. One caution, though – you can’t go crazy with ingredients or you could wind up making it less healthy and more junk foody. A smoothie bowl is just what it sounds like. You make a smoothie, but then you place it in a bowl and top it with whole ingredients. The result? A super delicious and really healthy morning or midday meal. One caution, though – you can’t go crazy with ingredients or you could wind up making it less healthy and more junk foody.

To be honest... If I'm not making a smoothie bowl at home, I tend to be very picky about the places that I order them from. Why? Well... at most smoothie bowl spots, they tend to make these seemingly "good-for-you" bowls heavy in fruit, sweet yogurts, sugar filled nut milks, granola, etc. packing in a ton of sugar and not enough protein. And, while fruit is good for you, these bowls are ‪‎sugar bombs‬, and it's not really a well-balanced pick. But, it doesn't have to be that way! 

I love health hacking recipes. Naturally, I wanted to hack this health trend.

Here's How to Build the Perfect Smoothie Bowl
Here's How to Build the Perfect Smoothie Bowl

So, how can you get the benefits smoothies can provide without overloading on sugar? My suggestion is getting rid of as much sugar as possible:

  • Swapping flavored yogurt for plain Greek or Icelandic yogurt. (Higher protein count!) Cashew yogurt is also another great alternative.
  • Don't use sugar, honey or agave nectar to sweeten it up. Opt for Stevia, Monk Fruit or get your sweetness from fresh fruit in season.
  • Try to incorporate more veggies and a bit less fruit. Instead of a whole banana try half and half an avocado for uber creamy consistency.

As for toppings, I get it. They are all the craze and what make them look so pretty. But don't go overboard with them. Be smart about them. Reach for the almonds, cashews, chia seeds, pumpkin or hemp seeds to boost the protein content of your smoothie bowl, and add healthy fats to your bowl. Coconut and goji berries are also a good pick.

Add a scoop of a plant-based protein or collagen peptides to up the protein content for a more balanced bowl.

Don't get me wrong. I'm all for your love of smoothie bowls. I just want to make sure you're doing 'em right. Here's a smoothie bowl recipe I'm currently loving:

Here's How to Build the Perfect Smoothie Bowl
Here's How to Build the Perfect Smoothie Bowl

What You'll Need

Smoothie Base:
1 zucchini (frozen)
1 handful baby spinach
1/4 avocado (frozen)
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
2 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
1 scoop collagen peptides
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp coconut flakes (unsweetened)
3/4 cup cashew milk, unsweetened
a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
1 tsp cacao nibs
3 drops stevia

Toppings:
1 tbsp Solstice Canyon cardamom clove almond butter
1 tsp coconut shavings
1 tsp raw pumpkin seeds

What You'll Need To Know

1. In a high-speed blender add 1 zucchini (frozen), 1/4 avocado (frozen), 1 handful baby spinach, 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, 2 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds, 1 scoop collagen peptides, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp coconut flakes (unsweetened), 3/4 cup cashew milk unsweetened, a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt, 1 tsp cacao nibs, 3 drops stevia, and blend for about 30-60 seconds until everything is smooooooth.

2. Pour in a weck jar or tall glass and drizzle with Solstice Canyon cardamom clove almond butter and sprinkle coconut shavings and more pumpkin seeds.

Say Hello to Spring with This Gorg Smoothie Bowl!

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Ahhh! It's the first day of Spring, and I couldn't be happier! Hopefully, the weather will start getting a bit better. Say hello to Spring with this gorgeous, and not to mention, delicious Smoothie Bowl!

A smoothie bowl is just what it sounds like. You make a smoothie, but then you place it in a bowl and top it with whole ingredients. The result? A super tasty and really healthy morning (or anytime) meal. One caution, though... you can’t go crazy with ingredients, or you could wind up making it less healthy and more of a sugar-bomb.

Greens work super well in smoothies and smoothie bowls. They won’t dramatically change the taste of the concoction, but they will add extra fiber, vitamins, and minerals as well as antioxidants. Try baby spinach or kale. The flavor of the fruit should cover up the bitterness of the greens. I like to freeze mine ahead of time, along with most of my ingredients. Doing so will create a much silkier texture and you won't have to use much ice!

Also, when you are making a smoothie bowl, go easy on the liquid! Once you have all of your ingredients in the blender, you need some liquid to puree them with. Unlike with a traditional smoothie, you won’t want as much liquid because you want the finished bowl to be thick enough that you can eat with a spoon.

 

What You'll Need

Smoothie base:
2 handfuls supergreens, frozen
1/4 avocado cubes, frozen
1/4 banana, frozen
1/4 cup blueberries, frozen
1/2 - 3/4 cup cashew milk
1tsp spirulina
1 scoop collagen peptides
3 mint leaves
1/4 tsp vanilla bean
1 scoop protein powder
2-3 drops, stevia (optional)

Toppings:
strawberries
blueberries
blackberries
mint leaves
1tbsp toasted buckwheat
1tbsp coconut shavings
1/2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp raw cashews

What You'll Need To Know

1. Blend smoothie base ingredients in a high-speed blender for 30-60 seconds. Add in only 1/2 cup of cashew milk. If it's too thick, add in 1/4 cup more.

2. Pour in a bowl and top with toppings.

Recipe makes 1 serving.

Are you craving a smoothie bowl? What ingredients will you use? Comment on the 'gram!

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Ombre Layered Smoothie

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Happy Halloween, friends!! I'm enjoying the morning with these Sweet Potato Pumpkin Ombre Layered Smoothies. They sort of look like candy corn! I bet you never thought about adding sweet potatoes to your smoothie, right? You can slurp this smoothie down for breakfast or dessert or anytime. They are filled with tons of nutrients and delicious flavor.

What You'll Need

1/2 cup medium sweet potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed (then chilled)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cups cold unsweetened coconut milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 tablespoon coconut cream fat
1 scoop protein (I used @PerfectFit vanilla)
4 ice cubes

Toppings:
coconut shavings
bee pollen

What You'll Need To Know

1. Blend all ingredients, except coconut cream fat and reserving 1/2 cups coconut milk. Fill glasses about 1/3 of the way. place cup in freezer for 5 minutes for the top layer to harden.

2. For the second layer, add 1/4 cup coconut milk and 1/2 tablespoon of coconut cream fat to the blender and blend and pour about 1/3, and return back to the freezer for 5 more minutes.

3. For the third layer add the rest of the coconut milk and coconut cream fat and blend.

4. For the top layer and sprinkle with coconut shavings and bee pollen.

Recipe makes 2 servings.

Raspberry-Mango Post Workout Smoothie

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Nutrition is the key to reaching your health & fitness goals. After any intense sweat session, you need the right nutrients to refuel & repair your muscles! Give your body some post-workout love with this amazing Raspberry-Mango post workout smoothie. [amd-yrecipe-recipe:123]

What You'll Need

1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
1/2 of a fresh mango, peeled and sliced
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I used Perfect Fit Protein Vanilla)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup pineapple juice (or coconut water)
1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
3 ice cubes made

What You'll Need To Know

Add all ingredients to the blender, liquids first. Blend until smooth and ready for sipping.

Recipe makes 1 serving.
 

Blue Majik Peanut Butter Bliss Smoothie

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Making blue majik. These smoothies are not just pretty, but darn delicious, too. I've hacked the Tone It Up Peanut Butter Bliss smoothie a bit and added blue-green algae and black sesame seeds to get this color. Surprisingly, there's banana in this too. If you've been following me for a while, you know how much I don't like bananas. But the flavors of the PB and protein hide the banana taste.

Blue Majik Peanut Butter Bliss
Blue Majik Peanut Butter Bliss

What You'll Need

1 scoop protein (unused @perfectfit vanilla protein)
1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon blue-green algae (I used e3live)
1/2 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
3 ice cubes

Toppings: coconut shavings, pecans (optional)

What You'll Need To Know

Blend ingredients in a high-speed blender for 30-60 seconds. Pour and enjoy!

Recipe makes 2 servings.

PB&J Bliss Smoothie

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Ok, guys, so this smoothie taste just like a PB&J! It's adapted from Tone It Up's #TIU31 Peanut Butter Bliss Smoothie with Perfect Fit protein. Since I'm not a fan of bananas, I swapped them out for blueberries and added coconut shavings to it. The result was blissful!

What You'll Need

1 scoop vanilla Perfect Fit Protein
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 cup unsweetened vanilla cashew milk
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp coconut shavings

What You'll Need To Know

1. Add ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend, pour and enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Bliss Smoothie

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So smooooth.

So tasty.

This Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is decadent and a great post-workout Fall drink.

This was inspired by ToneItUp's Peanut Butter Bliss & Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothies. Here's what's in this amazingly delicious mid-day slump-busting smoothie:

What You'll Need

1 cup unsweetened vanilla cashew milk
1/8 cup pumpkin puree (canned)
1 scoop VegaOne vanilla protein
¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
50g avocado
4 ice cubes

What You'll Need To Know

Blend ingredients in a high-speed blender, pour in a glass, drink up and enjoy!