Inspire Wellness ‘Smoothie Recipes’

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Smoothie

pumpkin-chocCraving something pumpkin? This will do the trick in a healthy way! It is a good mixture of nutrients which is why I love smoothies so much! Pumpkin is high in vitamin A and cauliflower is a filled with vitamin C and a powerful cancer fighter. Almost all my smoothies have a frozen banana in them – they add the creaminess and also are loaded with vitamin B6, potassium and fiber. Altogether – this is a great start to the day!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (Califia Farms)
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder (Tera’s whey)
  • 1 cup cauliflower (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa nibs
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Young Living Essential Oil or ground cinnamon to taste

Blend and enjoy!!

398 Calories, 11g Fat, 13g Fiber, 28g Sugar, 26g Protein

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

blueberry smoothieYum! I’ve been making these smoothies for the kids mid-afternoon for a healthy snack. They love the vibrant color and they get so excited for it! I love the Whole Foods Plant-Based Nutrition Shake Dark Chocolate protein. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals and the base of the powder is from pea protein, hemp protein and brown rice protein. I also like it because the sugar is low, it is sweetened with stevia. I like adding coconut oil in smoothies – it helps you feel full for longer and is healthy for brain health.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (may need to add a little more while blending)
  • 1 scoop Whole Foods Plant Based Nutrition Shake Dark Chocolate
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen organic blueberries
  • 1 tbsp. organic coconut oil
  • 1 large handful fresh kale
Blend and enjoy!!
484 Calories, 21g Fat, 11g Fiber, 24g Sugar, 20g Protein

Strawberry Coconut Smoothie

strawberry coconut smoothie (2)I made this yummy smoothie after returning from vacation where we tried our first fresh coconut! The coconut was good and fun to crack open and eat with the family. Coconut oil is a superfood with many health benefits including improving metabolism and helping your body burn fat. A great way to start the day! The fat in the smoothie helps keep you satisfied for longer.

 

Ingredients:

  • I cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder (I used Tera’s Whey)
  • 1 cup frozen organic strawberries
  • 1/2 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 handful fresh organic spinach
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil

Nutrition: 387 Calories, 18g Fat, 8g Fiber, 22g Sugar, 23g Protein

Green Smoothie Bowl

smoothie bowlI love smoothies and start almost everyday with one. They are packed with nutrients, fiber and protein to keep you satisfied for hours. Every once in awhile I feel like eating something and not just drinking a smoothie. This green smoothie bowl is the perfect alternative. You still get all the nutrients of a smoothie but the satisfaction of sitting down to eat something. If you haven’t tried the Trader Joe’s Super Seed Blend – it’s a delicious way to add in extra nutrients (including iron) and a little crunch to this, yogurt or oatmeal.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 serving of chocolate or vanilla protein powder (I like Tera’s whey)
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
Blend ingredients together and add toppings.
Toppings:
  • 2 tbsp Trader Joe’s Super Seed Blend (chia, buckwheat, cranberries, hemp seeds and coconut chips)
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats

Vitamin C Smoothie

vitamin c smoothieBoost your immune system with this delicious, vitamin-C packed smoothie! I made it extra thick so it was more like a treat!

I’ve been trying to keep my family well this winter so the first sign anyone is coming down with something, I load them up on vitamin C.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 serving vanilla whey protein
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tangerines, peeled
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed

Blend & enjoy!

Creamy Banana Smoothie

coconut cauliflowerI experimented with this one day to use up the last bit of cauliflower in the fridge. It was great! You will not taste the cauliflower. Cauliflower is packed with vitamin C and it is a natural cancer fighter. And, I always love to get a veggie in with breakfast! My kids enjoyed it too!

I added the coconut oil because it is a healthy fat that not only helps you stay full for longer, but also helps your body burn fat. Coconut oil is also especially beneficial for brain health. A great way to start the day!

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder
  • 1 frozen banana (this will create the creaminess)
  • 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped cauliflower

382 Calories, 18g Fat, 7g Fiber, 23g Sugar, 23g Protein

Veggie-Packed Green Smoothie

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This smoothie is the best way to start a day or perfect for a quick & filling lunch.  It will give you about 5 cups for fresh vegetables and fruit!  Its easy on digestion.  The banana and apple add sweetness to it and the lemon loads it up with vitamin C.  Give it a try!

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 serving of vanilla whey protein
  • 2 handfuls of fresh organic spinach
  • 1 handful of organic romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumbers
  • 1/2 banana (I like to do frozen banana for thicker smoothie)
  • 1 small apple chopped
  • 1/4 lemon with rind (if you have a powerful blender)

Blend together and enjoy this filling smoothie packed with vitamins and fiber!

310 Calories, 5g Fat, 11g Fiber, 31g Sugar, 25g Protein

 

Lemon Mango Smoothie

lemonThis smoothie is a refreshing and a summery-tasting smoothie. The lemon goes perfect with the cucumber to create a spa-like drink. I also like cucumber in the morning for de-puffing the eyes. Lemon is loaded with vitamin C and has detoxing effects on the body. The almond milk, protein and banana help make it creamy.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 serving vanilla whey protein
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • ½ banana (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup cucumber, chopped
  • ½ lemon, chopped (including peel-if you have powerful blender-otherwise just the juice)

260 Calories, 3g Fat, 8g Fiber, 30g Sugar, 29g Protein

 

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