Food, Lifestyle, Recipes

5 Day Smoothie Challenge

July 15, 2015

I have been on a health kick recently, so it has been important to start my morning off with a healthy breakfast! Since my morning drive is over an hour long and I would rather spend an extra 20 minutes sleeping than eating at home, I have been making myself a healthy smoothie and drinking it on my drive to work. I challenge you to a 5 day smoothie challenge where you opt for the smoothie rather than an unhealthy snack or meal. Below are five of my favorite recipes. The first four can be meal replacements, and the last is a dessert smoothie. Warning: if you’re looking for the sugary stuff, these aren’t the best recipes for you. These contain raw vegetable, freshly frozen fruit, superfoods, etc, that will boost your energy and help with weight loss but are not the best recipes for beginners who are not used to raw ingredients. Feel free to share with me your favorite smoothie recipes–I am always looking for new ones to try!

IMG_0472 Creamy Avocado Banana
-1 cup fresh spinach
-1/2 frozen avocado
-1/2 frozen banana
-1/4 cup frozen raspberries
-2 cups unsweetened almond milk
-1 tablespoon protein powder or hemp seed
IMG_1948 Rolled Oats Peach
-1/2 cup rolled oats
-1.5 cup unsweetened almond milk
-1 cup frozen peach chunks
-1 frozen banana
-1 tablespoon almond butter
-1 tablespoon protein powder or hemp seedInstructions: Soak 1/2 cup of rolled oats in 1 cup almond milk overnight, pour into blender and add 1/2 cup more of almond milk and the rest of ingredients, then blend.

IMG_0399 Green Monster
-2 cups unsweetened almond milk
-1 cup frozen mango
-1/2 cup frozen pineapple
-1 cup spinach
-4 mint leaves
-2 tablespoon hemp seed
IMG_2134 Spiced Kale
-1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
-1 frozen banana
-3 shredded leaves of fresh kale without stems
-1 tablespoon serving of protein powder
-1 tablespoon shredded coconut
-dash of nutmeg
-dash of cinnamon
IMG_1960 Cacao Berry
-1 cup unsweetened almond milk
-6 frozen strawberries
-1/2 frozen avocado
-2 tablespoon raw cacao powder
-dash of cinnamonOptional: Sweetener, protein powder