Tuesday, June 23, 2015

5 Smoothie Combinations To Fuel Your Day

I tend to be a creature of habit when it comes to week day routines. I wasn't always this way, I believe having children has created this person. From work to house cleaning, running and what I eat, I tend to stick to a routine. Most mornings between 9 and 10 you will find me in my kitchen making my morning smoothie.

I look forward making a new "concoctions" and seeing what flavors I can make by combining different clean foods. I pack it with a combination of fruits and veggies to fuel me. The hard part is mixing it up and coming up with new combinations that I like. I enjoy this part of my day and do not want to get sick of doing this. Even better is how I feel after I have had my morning smoothie. My body is pretty happy afterwards.

For Christmas last year my parents gave me my new best friend: The NutriBullet. Prior to my new love affair I had used a blender and even a hand held blender to make my smoothies. The first time I used my NutriBullet I was in awe of how great this product was. Not only were my smoothies actually smooth yet I was able to add more ingredients. There are different models and though mine is only a 600 watt this has worked well for me and I have no complaints.

This is not about the Bullet though, even though I do have to rave about it! This is about putting good, whole foods in your body. Today I thought I would share 5 different combinations that I have tried. I find that mixing things up is not only fun (it's like an experiment) but a great way to get different nutrients in your body. Here are five variations of smoothies for you to try. Enjoy!

1- Spinach                                                         
    Kale                                                               
    Blueberries                                                    
    Grapes                                                           
    Pineapple                                                        
    Chia Seeds                                                      
    Protein Powder                                               
    Water                                                             
    Coconut Milk                                                 
 

2- Kale
    Spinach
    Pineapple
    Banana
    Chia Seeds
    Coconut Flakes
    Protein Powder
    Water
    Coconut Milk

3- Kale                                                            
    Cucumber                                                      
    Blueberries                                                    
    Strawberries                                                  
    Flax Hemp Seed Blend                                  
    Protein Powder                                               
    Water                                                              
    Coconut Milk 

4- Spinach
    Blueberries
    Blackberries
    2 Clementines
    Large Spoonful Of Plain Greek Yogurt
    Chia Seeds
    Protein Powder   
    Water

5- Kale
    Spinach
    Flax Hemp Seed Blend
    Mango
    Blueberries
    Protein Powder
    Water
    Coconut Milk


Those are just a few of the combinations I have been doing lately. It depends on what I am craving while other times it depends on what I have in my fridge. Using cherries in my smoothies has been a new favorite but the price isn't always favoring for them to come home with me. Coconut oil, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and other nuts (pick your favorite, mix it up!) are also great adds to a smoothie.

As for which protein powder to use it is a personal choice. There are several great products on the market. Check out a few, read on them and find what works for you. Certain flavors blend better of coarse. I am currently using a Whey Protein in Vanilla flavor that mixes well with most of my combinations and the vanilla becomes subtle allowing the other ingredients to create flavor. 

Another added bonus: They are a great hang over remedy! Not that I would know anything about that...(Insert Sarcasm

Do you make smoothies or juice daily? What things do you like to put in your smoothies?


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3 comments:

  1. That spinach smoothie sounds delicious! I am going to have to give it a try! :)

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  2. I'm pretty boring with my smoothie choices, I tend to stick with berries and cherries!

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  3. I'm pretty boring with my smoothie choices, I tend to stick with berries and cherries!

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