Healthy Treats: My 3 Favorite Smoothie Recipes

It’s no secret that I love smoothies. They are delicious, nutritious and quick & easy to make when I have a hectic morning. And have I mentioned that it’s the perfect way to get your child to eat their fruits and veggies?  Especially when they are going through one of those phases where they do not want to eat anything but junk food. Aren’t the terrible twos lovely?

Anyways, especially on Mondays they are the perfect way to detox after the weekend. (Sundays are my cheat days.) I use a Magic Bullet for my smoothies, so the below recipes are modified to fit the small bullet blenders. If you use a larger blender or would like a larger serving size, feel free to double the ingredients in each recipe. So without further ado, let’s get into them:

Recipe 1: 

  • 1/3 Banana
  • 1/3 cup Strawberries
  • 1/3 cup Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup 2% Milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon Maca Powder
  • 1/2 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder

Calories: 220

I truly love this recipe after a good workout since it contains protein. The Maca powder is   known to help boost your energy and reduces stress. Also, just to put that info out there as well, Maca is known to enhance fertility and sex drive. So, I may or may not have been sneaking it into my husbands protein shakes after his daily workouts. Ha!

 

Recipe 2: 

  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 cup Strawberries
  • 1/3 cup Kale
  • 1 tablespoon Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon Honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon Maca Powder

Calories: 177

After high school I worked at a smoothie bar in a gym, and one thing I learned was that powdered PB blends better than creamy PB. Because no one wants to be standing in their kitchen all morning waiting for the peanut butter to finally blend. Since Kale makes the smoothie a bit more bitter, I typically add a small amount of honey to sweeten it.

 

Recipe 3:

  • 1/2 cup Plain Yogurt – Fat Free
  • 1 cup Raspberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon Honey
  • 1/4 cup Oats
  • 1/2 tablespoon Flaxseeds

Calories: 266

This is such a yummy treat. It reminds me a bit of a yogurt drink I discovered when I was traveling in the Netherlands. The flaxseeds are high in Omega-3 fatty acids which are so good for your heart. And since it’s also high in fiber, it aids in weight loss and yet is low in carbs.

 

Alternatively, you can pour your smoothie into a bowl and add your favorite toppings, such as raspberries and blueberries, for a pretty Smoothie Bowl.

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What are your favorite smoothie recipes? Leave them below in the comment section. I would be excited to try them out.

 

 

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