Chocolate Smoothie (Oats, Blueberries, Banana)

Healthy, filling, satisfying start to the day! No time for a sit-down breakfast but want something that’s healthy and keeps you satiated for a few hours? This perfect combination of oats, blueberries, bananas and chocolate along with some flaxseed is a smoothie packed with beneficial nutrients, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Perfect for an on-the-go meal!

SERVINGS: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
  • 10 Almonds
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1/2 cup Oats (uncooked old-fashioned)
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 2 scoops Flaxseed
  • 4 scoops Chocolate Protein powder (I use Orgain protein powder)
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Pour the Almond Milk into a blender (I use a Vitamix)
  2. Add the remaining ingredients
  3. Blend – 1-2 minutes based on your blender
  4. Pour and enjoy!


Very Berry Chocolate Smoothie

Almonds + Berries + Chocolate = Loads of Antioxidants! And kids just love any chocolate drink. So, motivate yourself and the kids to get moving and then come back for this delicious smoothie.

Now I do use Orgain’s protein powder. It fuels your body with clean, organic protein and other nutrients. Given that it’s all plant-based, I don’t think twice when the kids make a smoothie with it.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 scoops Orgain Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 8 Almonds
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup frozen Blueberries
  • 0.5 cup frozen Strawberries
  • 2 cups Almond Milk

METHOD:

  1. Add the Almond Milk to a blender (I use a Vitamix)
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients
  3. Blend, pour and enjoy!

Apple Pie Smoothie

Apple pie, anyone?? How about apples and cinnamon for breakfast? This smoothie is a rif on a smoothie I came across in Mens Health magazine. We loved the flavor of sesame seeds, this one incorporates. A delicious, protein-filled smoothie that’s bursting with flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 scoop Vanilla flavored Protein Powder
  • 1 Apple, core removed, and sliced into wedges
  • 1 cup of Spinach
  • 1 tbsp of Almonds
  • 1 tbsp of ground Flaxseeds
  • 1 tsp of Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder

Method:

  1. Pour milk into the blender (I use a Vitamix)
  2. Add remaining ingredients
  3. Blend and slurrrrppppppp!

Peanut Butter – Dragon Fruit Smoothie

The Pretty-in-Pink Smoothie gets it’s vibrant color from Dragon Fruit. This tropical fruit has a subtle sweet flavor that can be described as a cross between a pear, kiwi and watermelon. It’s rich in anti-oxidants, high in fiber and could potentially lower your blood sugar. It can also strengthen your immune system and boost your iron. Combine that with peanut butter which has plenty of protein, high in fiber and good for your bones – and you get a delicious, great-looking and good-for-you smoothie!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen Dragon fruit – cubed
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup almond milk (or cow’s milk)

Blend, pour …..slurp!!


Easy Mango Lassi

Lassi is basically a yogurt based drink that originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is typically a blend of yoghurt, water or milk, spices and sometimes fruit.

Ingredients (makes 4 servings):

  • 2 cups Mango Pulp (or 3 cups Mango cubes fresh mango peeled and chopped, choose very ripe mangoes or frozen mango)
  • 2 cups Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 1/4 cup Cold Water
  • A Blender

To begin, pour in your Mango Pulp into the blender, followed by the Greek Yogurt. Next, add your ice. If you would like there to be more or less ice, feel free to experiment! Then, add your water so that the lassi is easier to Blend. Lastly, blend! Pour a glass and enjoy!