Blackberry & Coconut Smoothie

Hello! It’s been a while since I have done a new blog post.

I have been taking it easy and getting my mind and body back on track (actually a different track)!

I will write about that soon!!

For now try this new smoothie I came up with! I am sure it would taste just as good if you used any type of berry instead of blackberries if you don’t have them.

What you will need:
1/2 c frozen banana slices or 1 small banana

1/2 c plain Greek yogurt

1/2 c Silk unsweetened coconut milk

1/2 c fresh or frozen blackberries

3 tsp ground flaxseeds

2 tsp unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tsp cinnamon

a few ice cubes

Blend well and enjoy!

xoxo

Adrienne 

 

 

The Ultimate Pre-Workout Smoothie

the ultimate pre workout smoothie

The Ultimate pre-workout smoothie recipe:

1 banana

4 to 5 ice cubes

1/2 c unsweetened almond milk

1 tbsp. pnb

1/4 c walnuts

2 tsp ground flaxseeds

3 tsp oats

1 pack instant coffee like Starbucks VIA brand

1 pack cocoa dark choc supplement

Blend until smooth and as always supplement with what you have, leave out the dark choc or coffee, use almonds instead of walnuts…..but do it, make it and make sure you have a pre-workout snack or smoothie so that you can crush your workouts appropriately!! ūüėČ

Triple B Smoothie/Beets, Berries and Banana

Berries, Beets and Bananas! The most Beautiful smoothie ever!

triple b collage

Make this:

1/4 c fresh or frozen beets

1/2 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries

1 small banana

1 tsp chia seeds

1 tsp coconut flakes

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 tsp oats

ice if needed (if you didn’t use frozen)

Blend

Enjoy!

***some great additions would be cherries and flax seeds or vanilla protein powder or Super Foods 25 from GNC

xo

A

Peaches & Coffee Smoothie

peaches and coffee smoothie

Oh man!! I went weeks without having a smoothie and I¬†finally had one this am! I treated myself last week to a pack of Starbucks VIA. I had been out of it for a long time! I forgot how much I loved putting coffee in my smoothies! Also, my body was¬† feeling off so I finally realized without smoothies I don’t get my dose of flaxseed . I need my flaxseed! That is the number one reason I am so happy I had a smoothie this am!

I went grocery shopping at Aldi last night and got great prices on frozen and fresh fruit! (I highly recommend you doing the same) I decided to go for a peaches and cream like smoothie but with coffee. It was delicious and I drank it down fast!

The ingredients are listed above but if you don’t have or want to leave out the peanut butter and or the Greek yogurt then go ahead and just add a little more protein powder. Or, if you want you can add a little more peanut butter and Greek yogurt and leave out the powder. As always, make it a good balance of nutrients!

Enjoy!

xo-A

 

6 Awesome Reasons to LOVE Coconut Oil

coconut oil

Reason #1. Put it on your face! Mix a touch of it with your favorite gentle face scrub/soap and use as a nightly routine when washing the day off your face!

Reason #2. Cook with it! http://authoritynutrition.com/why-is-coconut-oil-good-for-you/

Reason #3. Use it as a hair conditioner! Wet hair and then comb through a little bit of the oil and let sit for mins or hours if you can then gently wash out. Concentrate on the ends of the hair even after it is dry for some extra love on those ends!

Reason #4. Use as a cuticle cream. Rub into nail and cuticle for super soft finger tips!

Reason #5. Put it in your smoothie! Add a tsp. into your smoothie for the same reasons as #2!

Reason #6. Oil pulling to clean your mouth/teeth! http://authoritynutrition.com/oil-pulling-coconut-oil/

I have tried all of these except for number 6….which I am going to do tonight!

I love Coconut Oil! Hope this post helped you to see its simple everyday/weekly natural and healthy benefits!!

xo-A

Tropical Green Smoothie

tropical green smoothie

What you will need:

heaping handful of spinach leaves (I keep a bag in the freezer)

juice of one lemon

a few of the following: dark cherries, peaches, watermelon and pineapple

TBSP flaxseed

1/2 c unsweetened  almond milk

Blend until smooth

Bounce around with energy!

Enjoy!!

xoxo-A

 

Blueberry & Espresso Vanilla Protein Smoothie

Oh. My. So. Good!!!

blueberry espresso protein smoothie

1/2 c frozen or fresh blueberries

20 g vanilla protein powder

3 to 4 ice cubes

1.5  c almond or coconut milk-unsweetened

4 to 5 chocolate covered espresso beans

1 small banana

1 tbsp. flaxseeds or ground flaxseed meal or chia seeds

3 tsp. oats

1 tsp. natural nut butter

Blend well and enjoy!

xoxo-A

Sweet Potato, Mango & Coffee Smoothie

sweet pot mango coffee collage

Ok……this is a GREAT one!!!

If you like a coffee frap from Starbucks you will love making this one from home!!

If you are not a coffee lover then of course you can leave out the coffee!

This is what I used to create it:

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1 c shredded sweet potato

(I had this in the fridge ready to go because I used some during dinner one night this week)

1 tsp. chia seeds or flax seeds

1 packet Starbucks VIA instant coffee pack

(no pictured as I decided to throw it in at the end-because why not???)

1 half banana

3 tsp. oats

1 c unsweetened almond milk

1 c frozen mango

1 c water

5 ice cubes

Sprinkle in half to 3/4 tsp. ginger and same with cinnamon

Blend very well and enjoy!!

Be sure to check out the other smoothies I created this week including strawberry & lime, Green means GO and a little bit of everything!

xo-A

Green means GO Smoothie

green means GO SMOOTHIE

Green smoothies are a REAL ENERGY booster!!

Green means GO and GO and GO!

This morning at 5 am (I don’t have time for excuses therefore neither do you) I made this green monster!

1/4 of an avocado

1 c or 2 handfuls of fresh spinach leaves (or kale)

1/4 c frozen or fresh pineapple

1/4 c frozen banana or 1/2 small fresh banana

1/2 c plain Greek yogurt (like Chobani or Fage brand)

1 tbsp. chia seeds

1 c unsweetened almond milk

3 tsp. oats

A few fresh cilantro leaves and fresh parsley leaves (basil and or mint would also work)

1 tsp. lime juice

3 ice cubes

Blend very well and enjoy!

Remember you need fuel first thing in the morning!

Smoothies are great source of balanced nutrients!

In other words please put down the Diet Coke and granola bar-that is not AWESOME.

Smoothies are AWESOME!

A