Mixed Berry, Chia Seed & Kale Smoothie

 

 

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Ways to add protein to smoothies:  Protein powder, greek yogurt, nuts

The best way to make a smoothie creamier: Add banana

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Ingredients:

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  • 1 c. Frozen mixed berries
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla EAS Whey protein powder
  • 1/8 c. plain greek yogurt
  • 1/3 of a banana
  • Small handful of kale
  • 1/2 c. Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Optional: Top with Nature's Own Hemp Granola & eat with a spoon

Optional: Top with Nature’s Own Hemp Granola & eat with a spoon

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Creamy Banana, Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Smoothie

So I must say, this smoothie can be a little dangerous because it’s sooo good! I definitely treat this as a special treat and wouldn’t have it on a regular basis.  BUT there’s a few tricks to keep it a healthy & protein-packed smoothie.

Ingredients: 

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  • 1 Frozen banana (peel, divide into chunks & freeze)
  • 3/4 c. Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 c. Plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Espresso brew ice cubes (brew a pot of espresso roast coffee and pour into ice tray to freeze)
  • 1 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
  • 6 nuts of your choice: I used almonds & walnuts
  • 12 Dark chocolate (semi-sweet) chocolate chips or carob chips

Directions: 

  1. Prepare & portion all ingredients to be blended together     IMG_5234
  2. Blend ingredients until smooth.  Add more almond milk for a thinner texture IMG_5196

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Enjoy this creamy smoothie in moderation.  It’s the perfect protein-packed treat to satisfy a sweet tooth.  This is also a smart substitution for a blended coffee drink, like a frappuccino, which would contain much more sugar and significantly less protein than this flavorful smoothie.

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Mixed Berries, Kale & Date Smoothie

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Smoothies are a simple way to get more vegetables into your diet.  Blending leafy greens into your smoothies won’t alter the tasty fruit flavor of the smoothie.

Ingredients: 

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  • 3/4 c. Frozen mixed berries
  • Handful of kale (about 3/4c.)
  • 1/3 of a banana
  • 1/4 c. Plain greek yogurt
  • 3/4 c. Unsweetened vanilla almond milk

If using a powerful blender include:

  • 3 pitted dates
  • 1/8 c. hemp flax granola

Directions: 

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  1. Blend together the mixed berries, kale, banana, and greek yogurt IMG_0682
  2. Pulse the dates and granola in after the other ingredients to desired chunky or smoothness IMG_0683IMG_0687

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Enjoy this fun & delicious way to get more veggies into your diet!

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