Smoothie Game Strong

With all the health fads that come and go with nutrition, smoothies never seem to go out of style - and for good reason! The amount of nutrients you can pack into one smoothie is endless and it's a great meal if you're always on the go, or even if you're someone who has an issue stomaching enough fruits and vegetables throughout your day. In this blog I'll give you the low-down on my go-to smoothie base as well as a couple new recipes I've been playing around with for summer.

My smoothie stack goes as follows ...

ICE

1 CUP OF NUT MILK

1 SCOOP OF PROTEIN POWDER

1/2 CUP OF GREENS

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1/2 CUP OF FROZEN FRUIT

1-2 TBSP OF SUPERFOODS OR NUT BUTTER

By following this stack you'll definitely ensure you're getting a balanced mix of macronutrients, as well as plenty micronutrients. This stack is generally great for a breakfast smoothie, post-workout, or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up!

I tested out some new combos as well as making my own almond milk (game changer) to share my love for the smoothie game - check them out!

Mint Cacao Chip

Ingredients 

  • 1 Cup of Almond Milk
  • 1 Scoop of Chocolate OR Vanilla Protein
  • 1/2-1 Cup of Greens (spinach or kale)
  • 3 Mint Leaves OR 1-2 Drops of Peppermint Extract
  • 1 Tbsp of Cacao Powder
  • 1 Tbsp of Cacao Nibs OR Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Handful of Ice

Directions

  • Place everything in a blender
  • Blend & enjoy!

Note: If you have spirulina (blue-green algae), you can add some for added vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and green colour!

Pina Colada 

Ingredients 

  • 3/4 Cup of Almond Milk
  • 1/2 Cup of Coconut Water (Nature's Gatorade!)
  • 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp of All-Natural Almond Butter
  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Pineapple
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • Toppings: All Natural Coconut Chips
  • Optional Superfood: 1 Tsp of Maca Powder

Directions

  • Place everything in a blender
  • Blend & enjoy!

Note: If you want to make this the base of a smoothie bowl, you can add in a handful of ice and a pinch of xanthum gum to make it thicker!

Double Chocolate Cream

Ingredients 

  • 1 Cup of Almond Milk
  • 1 Scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 Tbsp of Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Cauliflower or Frozen Avocado (consistency and texture is key)
  • 1/2 Tsp of Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Pink Sea Salt

Directions

  • Place everything in a blender
  • Blend & enjoy!

Note: The cauliflower and/or avocado do wonders for making it a creamy texture, frozen bananas also work great too! Make sure to blend on high for upwards to 45seconds.

Cinnamon Oatmeal 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Nut Milk
  • 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup of Plain Oats
  • 1 Tbsp of Almond Butter
  • 1 Tbsp of Flax Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp of Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tsp of Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Handful of Ice

Directions

  • Place everything in a blender
  • Blend & enjoy!

Note: This one is great for a full meal replacement - wicked for breakfast on-the-go!

Let me know what your favourite smoothie combo is below and any good smoothie hacks you use!