Simple Smoothies

Why Smoothies?

Smoothies are a staple in our house. We usually make them for breakfast to give the kids a great start to the day! Sometimes in the summer on super hot days, we’ll even make them for dinner. If you have a picky eater like I do, smoothies are a great way to makes sure they’re getting enough fruits and veggies in their diet every day! As you’ll see, I like to add spinach, carrots, lots of fruit, and protein powder to ours. Overall, knowing your kiddos are getting what they need in their smoothies, makes for less stress at meal times.

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Orgain Protein Powder

Protein Powder of Choice

There are so many protein powders on the market, it can be overwhelming. It’s so important you read the label on theses powders. Make sure the one you choose contains only clean ingredients with no artificial colors or sweeteners.

The one brand that our family loves is Orgain. I especially love that it’s plant based, made with clean ingredients, gluten free, Non-GMO, contains 21 grams of protein per serving, and is super YUMMY! The story behind the product is pretty inspiring as well. The founder’s a cancer survivor with 2 kids and a passion for quality nutrition.

I recommend you visit their website and check out the variety of products they offer. It’s not just protein powders, they also have bars and shakes specifically formulated for kids and athletes. If you’d like to try it, you can get 30% off by going to Orgain.com and using the coupon code: AMBASSADOR6924. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Creamy Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 5 Minutes

Coconut Milk (or Milk of choice) | 2 Cups

Frozen Blueberries | 1 Cup

Greek Yogurt | 1 Cup

Spinach | Small Handful

Flaxseeds | Sprinkle

Protein Powder (Vanilla) | 2 Scoops

Directions

Place in all ingredients in a blender.  (I like to add the milk first for easy blending.)

Special Diet Information

Gluten Free, as long as the protein powder of choice is gluten free

Break Time Smoothie

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Total time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

Suja Uber Greens (juice) | 1 bottle

Spinach | 1 handful

Frozen Pineapple | 1 Cup

Frozen Mango | 1 Cup

Ginger | 1 Small Piece

Directions

Place liquid in blender first and then add remaining ingredients.  Blend into smoothie consistency.

Special Diet Information

Gluten Free

Berry Breakfast in a Blender

Yield: 4 Servings

Prep time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

Coconut Water | 2 Cups

Spinach | 2 Handfuls

Frozen Raspberries | 1 Cup

Flaxseeds | Sprinkle

Protein Powder (Vanilla) | 2 Scoops

Directions

Place in all ingredients in a blender.  (I like to add the coconut water first for easy blending.)

Special Diet Information

Gluten Free, as long as the protein powder of choice is gluten free

Healthy Chocolate – PB Smoothie

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

Coconut Milk (or Milk of choice) | 1 Cup

Peanut Butter | 1 Cup

Greek Yogurt | 1/2 Cup

Cocoa | 2 Tbsp

Flax Seeds | 2 Tbsp

Ice | 1 Cup

Protein Powder (Vanilla) | 2 Scoops

Directions

Place in all ingredients in a blender.  (I like to add the milk first for easy blending.) Blend until smooth

Special Diet Information

Gluten Free, as long as the protein powder of choice is gluten free

Mommy’s Coffee Smoothie

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

Almond Milk (or Milk of choice) | 1 Cup

Ice | 1 Cup

Coffee (I typically use leftover from the morning) | 1 Cup

Honey | 2 Tbsp

Protein Powder (Vanilla) | 2 Scoops

Chocolate Syrup (optional)

Directions

Place in all ingredients in a blender.  (I like to add the milk first for easy blending.)

Special Diet Information

Gluten Free, as long as the protein powder of choice is gluten free

Suntan Smoothie

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

Coconut water | 1 Cup

Coconut milk | 1 Cup

Coconut Oil | 2 Tbsp

Frozen Pineapple | 2 Cups

Hemp Seeds | 2 Tbsp

Directions

Place in all ingredients in a blender.  (Add liquid first for easy blending.) Blend until smooth.

 

Sunshine Smoothie

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

Orange juice (low sugar preferably) | 2 Cups

Carrot | 1 whole

Ginger | 1/2 inch

Frozen Pineapple | 2 Cups

Fresh lemon juice | 1 lemon

Directions

Place in all ingredients in a blender.  (Add the juice first for easy blending.) Blend until smooth.

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