vanilla milkshake smoothie

Vanilla Milkshake Smoothie

What if I told you that this smoothie tastes like a vanilla milkshake, but is packed with fruits and veggies? What if I told you that it’s only made with five ingredients and can be made in less than 5 minutes?! If that sounds good, then you’re going to love this Vanilla Milkshake Smoothie!

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Blueberry Vanilla Smoothie

An easy, healthy breakfast that can be made in less than 5 minutes? Look no further! This low sugar smoothie is balanced with adequate protein, fat, veggies, and fiber so it not only tastes delicious, but it also very satiating. I love this breakfast because it keeps me feeling satiated for hours so I don’t feel the need to snack in between meals.

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How to Build A Nutritious Smoothie

The weather is getting warmer. I don’t know about you, but the warmer weather makes me crave all of the hydrating fruits and vegetables. What better way to eat your fruits and veggies, than in a smoothie? Smoothies are a staple for me. However, not all smoothies are equally nutritious. My biggest pet peeve is going into a seemingly healthy smoothie shop only to see that their smoothies are basically the equivalent of froyo. In this post, I will discuss how to build a nutritious smoothie. You can mix and match ingredients based on your taste preferences, or you can check out my smoothie recipes at the link here.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

If you tasted this recipe, you may be wondering if its a chocolate peanut butter smoothie or a milkshake? You will be shocked to see that this smoothie is packed with fruit and vegetables, but tastes like an indulgent treat! Even better, it can be made with just five ingredients and in less than five minutes. If that sounds good, then you’re going to love this Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie!

Smoothies are a great breakfast option for busy mornings. I love making smoothies because they can be made in less than five minutes and you can take them with you on the go. Smoothies are also a great option because they can be made with frozen fruits and vegetables. Frozen produce lasts longer and tends to be less expensive than fresh produce. I personally love keeping frozen produce stocked in my freezer to toss into smoothies.

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Blueberry Basil Smoothie

I went to pick up basil from the grocery store the other week and they only had the basil plant. Because of this, I decided to pot the basil plant in an old, glass jar. I figured it wouldn’t last long in my windowsill since I have tried to grow basil plants multiple times in my windowsill and have so far been unsuccessful. Maybe because it’s quarantine and I’m home more and my basil plant is getting the TLC it needs, but it is thriving in my windowsill! Now, I’m going to have to think about re-potting into an actual pot.. My new, thriving basil plant as well as the warmer weather inspired me to make this Blueberry Basil smoothie. This recipe is gluten free, vegan, paleo, and whole 30 and only requires 4 ingredients to make!

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Low Sugar Blueberry Cacao Smoothie Bowl

I started making this smoothie this past winter after reading Kelly Leveque’s book Body Love. In this book, Kelly promotes eating according to the Fab 4 Method (protein, fat, fiber, and greens) in order to help turn off your hunger hormones and keep you feeling satiated for longer. Additionally, the book talks about a diet that is lower in sugar and carbs. I was inspired by this book to make a low sugar smoothie bowl that is full of protein and healthy fats in order to feel satisfied for long after consumption.

This is not turning into a keto or low carb blog. I believe different ways of eating work for different people. I want to share a variety of different recipes that support several different ways of eating. All of my recipes, however, have one common thing- they are all made with real food. I’m a real food enthusiast, meaning I believe in eating food in its most natural and unprocessed form. In my mind, eating real good is #1 and any other diet that you follow comes second.

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Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl

If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you know that one my go-to breakfasts is a smoothie bowl. I love making smoothies for a few reasons: 1) It is a breakfast you can make in less than 5 minutes. 2) It is made with primarily frozen ingredients. I love using frozen produce because it is nutritious, typically less expensive than fresh produce, and it doesn’t expire quickly. 3) They taste AMAZING! It’s literally like you are eating dessert, except my smoothies are packed with fruits and veggies. Smoothies are such an easy way to consume a ton of veggies. In the spirit of summer, I was inspired to make a Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl. This smoothie is made with just four simple ingredients. You read that right, ONLY FOUR INGREDIENTS!

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Green Goddess Smoothie

This Green Goddess Smoothie is by far my favorite summer smoothie! It was actually the first smoothie combo that I have ever made. It’s a fun green color and tastes super refreshing. The green color comes both from spinach and wheatgrass. Wheatgrass has a grassy taste that isn’t too strong so its an easy add to any smoothie. Wheatgrass is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. However, wheatgrass comes from the wheat plant and can contain gluten depending on how it is harvested. It may be best to avoid wheatgrass if you are gluten-free.

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Cherry Cacao Smoothie Bowl

One meal I never get sick of is smoothie bowls. I love to make smoothie bowls because they taste like a treat, but are packed with fruits and veggies. Smoothie bowls are perfect for busy mornings because they take less than five minutes to make! They are also made with mostly frozen ingredients. Frozen produce is great because it is just as nutritious as fresh produce and is typically less expensive. My newest favorite smoothie combo is a Cherry Cacao Smoothie Bowl. This recipe is naturally sweetened by the fruit and contains no added sugar!

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