There’s nothing like a refreshing summer smoothie to hit the spot and cool you down. There are so many different recipes out there that I love to experiment with for myself and my family. It’s definitely a fun way to get some fruits and veggies into the system without a big fuss. I especially love it for my daughters as I can hide some leafy greens and plant-based proteins in there which feels good to know they have some good nutrients and healthy fats fueling their body’s for the day.
I thought I’d run through a few of my family’s favorites starting with my morning protein smoothie that I always get asked about when I post it on my IG stories.
I love to get my workouts in and done first thing in the mornings. After my workout I’m starving, and this smoothie holds me over till lunch!
Note: I freeze all my ingredients, so my smoothie is extra cold.
Here’s what you’ll need…
Handful of blueberries
Handful of raspberries
A small handful of spinach
1 date for sweetness
2 scoops of chocolate protein powder Vibrant Health. This is so far the ONLY plant-based protein powder I like. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and has 25 billion probiotics per serving. It also doesn’t have that weird sweetener aftertaste I can’t stand. Side note: If you don’t like chocolate it does come in vanilla.
Collagen peptides by Vital Proteins
Teaspoon of chia seed
Teaspoon of whole flax seed
Teaspoon of cacao nibs
Hemp milk or almond milk
Some of my favorite kid-friendly smoothies have come from Catherine McCord of Weelicious . You might be familiar with her book called Smoothie Project which has some of the best family friendly smoothie recipes in their even for your pickiest! I know because I have one of those!
Here’s my daughter’s favorite…
1 banana, frozen in chunks
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/4 cup frozen cauliflower
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 1/2 cups milk of choice
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Hope you are enjoying your summer and cheers to good health!