Smoothies

I can’t imagine starting my day without one of these smoothies and the added chia helps maintain hydration for extended periods to support the body’s vital function of cellular fluids. But the electrolyte green smoothie is my daily lifeblood. I live on it. What makes it so vital is the nutrient rich chlorophyll in the kale and spinach.  Why is chlorophyll so important? Besides being a natural detoxifying and healing agent, plant heme has a similar molecular structure as our own. And when we consume chlorophyll, its compatability to our heme is akin to having a blood transfusion, flooding our cells and vital organs with oxygen and essential vitamins and minerals.

greenElectrolyte Green:

1-cup-coconut water

5-cups bottled water

2-large handfuls fresh spinach

1-red delicious or Fuji apple, cored and sliced

¼-cup raw almonds

8-10 ice cubes

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1-Tbsp ground chia seeds

Blend first six ingredients. Pour into 16oz glass, add chia and stir well. Store remaining juice in glass Mason jars and refrigerate. Yields 64oz.

Electric Green

berryVery Berry:

1-cup unsweetened almond, oat or coconut milk

1/2-Banana

1-cup mixed fresh or frozen berries

1/4 cup Greek or non-dairy yogurt

1-scoop Whey Protein Isolate or Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder

1-Tbsp Chia seeds

: Blend ingredients add ice if desired pour in portable container for post work-out. Yields 12oz. Note: If substituting hemp powder, protein level will be lower

Berry

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Pumpkin Pie:

And yes, it really does taste like pumpkin pie. But don’t let its yummy dessert flavor fool you; it packs a monstrous nutrient punch. Along with the antioxidant benefits of its Very Berry counterpart, the addition of ginger and turmeric introduces anti-inflammatory properties to help relieve the 48-hr afterburn and joint pain associated to a vigorous work-out.

1-cup fresh carrot juice

1/2 cup almond, oat, or coconut milk

1/2-Banana

1/4 cup Greek or non-dairy yogurt

1-tsp fresh turmeric

2-tsp-fresh ginger

1-scoop Whey Protein Isolate or Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder

1-Tbsp Chia seeds

Pumpkin pie spice to taste

ice

: Blend ingredients add ice if desired. Yields 12 oz. Note: If substituting hemp powder, protein level will be lower

Almond Joy

tropical-papaya-smoothie-31Topical Papaya, Mango, Coconut

1-cup coconut milk

1/4 cup Greek or non-dairy yogurt

1/2-Banana

1-cup fresh papaya

1/2 cup fresh mango

Juice from 1-lime

1-scoop Whey Protein Isolate or Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder

1-Tbsp Chia seeds

: Blend ingredients add ice if desired pour in portable container for post work-out. Yields 12oz. Note: If substituting hemp powder, protein level will be lower

Almond Joy

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Coco-Cacao ‘Almond Joy’

Decadent nutrition may sound like an oxymoron, but I managed to marry the two in this fabulously delicious smoothie. It mimics my all-time favorite Almond Joy/Mounds candy bars. What I love most; besides its yumminess, is the cacao chocolate. Organic cacao is considered nature’s wonder food. Its antioxidant levels out-pace blueberries 40-1 and wallops spinach 2-1 as the highest plant- based source of iron on the planet. In addition to its nutrient value cacao naturally boost energy as it elevates mood by stimulating serotonin levels in the brain.

12oz-coconut water

2-tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup almond, oat, or coconut milk

1/4 Greek or non-dairy yogurt (optional)

10-raw almonds (optional)

1/2-Banana

1-scoop Whey Protein Isolate or  Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder

1-tbsp-Stevia or agave syrup

2-tbsp organic cacao powder

1-Tbsp chia seeds

Ice

: Blend ingredients add ice if desired. Yields 20.oz. Note: If substituting hemp powder, protein level will be lower

Pumpkin

 

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