Four Smoothies to Add to Your Rotation

Something about the weather warming up makes us crave smoothies. It could just be our bodies telling us that the season of fresh and flavorful fruits has begun, it could just be us trying to beat the heat, or it could be us trying to get out of cooking (most likely).

One of our favorite things about smoothies is that you can pretty much combine whatever you have on hand, and it will likely turn out pretty tasty. But it’s nice to have a few recipes ready for when you’re searching for a particular flavor (hello chocolate cravings!) or wanting to use produce before it goes bad.

Since spring and summer mean the produce at farmers markets are looking better every week and that berries and stone fruits are going to be taking over, we focus these three recipes on utilizing what’s in season to make sure they are as tasty and nutritious as possible.

We hope you enjoy our three smoothies. Cheers to spring!

Decadent Cherry Chocolate Smoothie


It’s a classic combination for a reason and with cherries in season, it just made sense to give into our desire to make a smoothie that tastes like dessert while providing us with a lot of nutrients.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen cherries
  • 1 cup milk of choice milk of choice (we used almond, but any milk will work)
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (cocoa powder works as well)
  • 1 small medjool date (pitted and chopped)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • Optional Toppings: Cacao nibs, Chopped cherries, A drizzle of almond butter

Instructions

  1. In blender, add ingredients and blend until smooth, adding a little extra milk as needed.
  2. Serve with optional toppings and eat with a spoon or sip with a straw.
  3. Enjoy!


Sunshine Smoothie


Simply put, this smoothie is sunshine in a glass that will give your body and mood a boost.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk of choice milk of choice (we used almond, but any milk will work)
  • 1 cup yogurt (we used coconut, but any yogurt will work)
  • 2 oranges, peeled, cut, and seeds removed
  • 1 ruby red grapefruit, peeled, cut, and seeds removed
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 small medjool date (pitted and chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric, extra to top (1 teaspoon fresh turmeric)
  • Optional Toppings: Chia seeds, Bee pollen

Instructions

  1. In blender, add ingredients and blend until smooth, adding a little extra milk as needed.
  2. Serve with optional toppings if you would like.
  3. Enjoy!


Springtime In A Glass Smoothie


Trust us when we say that, while some of the ingredients may look unusual in a smoothie, this smoothie is the perfect way to highlight the best of the best at the farmer’s markets this spring and summer.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green tea chilled
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro
  • 2 cup loosely packed baby green (we used kale)
  • 2 cup cucumber
  • 2 cup frozen pineapple
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Optional Toppings: Chia seeds, Bee pollen

Instructions

  1. In blender, add ingredients and blend until smooth, adding a little extra coconut water as needed.
  2. Serve with optional toppings if you would like.
  3. Enjoy!


Strawberry Fields Smoothie


It’s berry season and we plan on taking full advantage of the extra flavor and nutrients that are packed into fruits and veggies that are in season. With the addition of kefir, this smoothie packs a probiotic punch.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of plain kefir (or yogurt of choice)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of unflavored collagen
  • 1-2 medjool dates (this is to taste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In blender, add ingredients and blend until smooth, adjusting the amount of milk used to achieve your preferred smoothie thickness.
  2. Enjoy!

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