3 strawberries (or a handful of blueberries or other soft fruit)
1 T Organic Flaxseed, ground
1 T Chia seeds
1 scoop AIVIA™ Whey Protein
1 scoop Nature’s Harvest
10 oz. organic milk (soy, coconut or almond)
Blend all ingredients and enjoy! For a sweeter flavor, add a little stevia.
TIP: Use frozen fruits to make your smoothie colder and thicker.
This option provides important omega-3 fatty acids, lignans and fiber from flaxseed.
PROTEIN POWDERS WE LOVE…
Love and Peas provides 20 grams vegan protein per serving (2 scoops) plus 80% of the Daily Value of 16 vitamins and minerals! It’s also gluten-free, dairy-free and lactose-free.
AIVIA™ Plant Protein vanilla or chocolate offers 20 grams protein per serving plus important amounts of 14 essential vitamins and minerals. Also provides 6 grams fiber and 2 grams phytosterols per serving for cardiovascular support.
Nature’s Harvest contains 13 grams vegan protein per serving along with 75% of the Daily Value of 18 essential vitamins and minerals. It blends whole, green foods, nutritive herbs and more in a gluten-free option.
3 bananas, peeled
1 large mango, peeled and pitted
8 large strawberries
3 cups chopped dandelion greens
1 head green leaf lettuce (or equivalent spinach)
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
8 oz. pure water
Add the liquid to your blender followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until creamy.
Provides many B vitamins plus vitamin K. It’s also rich in essential minerals. This green smoothie meal replacement recipe makes a large, 40-oz. smoothie with plenty of nutrition and calories to fuel your body for several hours. Drink half right away and consume the rest within an hour. Refrigerate leftovers in a sealed container for up to 24 hours.
2 T cocoa powder
2 T peanut butter
8 oz. Greek yogurt
½ cup ice
Mix peanut butter, cocoa, yogurt and ice in blender at high speed. Slice banana and blend in. Pour into two glasses. Sprinkle cinnamon on top for extra zip.
This one satisfies chocolate cravings without the sugar. It also provides protein and fats for satiety. For extra nutrition, add protein powder to taste before blending.
1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 navel orange
2 tablespoons cashew butter (or almond, peanut, tahini)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon turmeric
Combine ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth.
1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.
4 T plain Greek yogurt
2 scoops protein powder Nature’s Harvest
2 T ground flaxseed
1 or 1.5 cups almond milk
Place frozen fruit in the blender. Add yogurt, then banana, then protein powder, then flaxseed. Add almond milk last and blend. To thin this smoothie, add cold water or ice to preferred thickness.
Pineapple and banana offer a delightful tropical taste while Greek yogurt supplies protein and probiotics and helps you feel full.
Try your own combinations of fresh and healthful ingredients and see how great you can feel!