Smoothies to Brighten Your Day and Sweeten Your Week!

Sometimes we all need a little pick me up or a little extra treat to get us through the week. I think it is important that we take the time to treat ourselves appropriately, and feed our bodies with something that will actually make us feel good inside and out. So, instead of eating the whole pan of brownies or wallowing sadness try some of these delicious, refreshing, calming, and energizing smoothies when you need to start, end, or boost your day!

Chocolate Sunrise:

Start your day off with and energizing treat! This smoothie is packed with ways of energizing your body in a healthy way, boosting your immune system, and giving you a chance to have chocolate for breakfast!

  1. 1 cup of almond or coconut milk
  2. 1 frozen banana sliced
  3. 2 tsp raw cocoa powder
  4. 1 scoop of Peanut Butter (spoonful or so)
  5.  1 Chocolate protein powder/ or other forms of protein powder if available (optional)
  6. Chocolate shavings on top!

Blend the ingredients together and Enjoy!

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(Photo credit to: toneitup.com)

LEAN AND GREEN SMOOTHIE

Relax and Refresh during the middle of the day with this immune boosting Lean and Green Smoothie!

  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 frozen kiwi (pre-sliced)
  • 1 green apple, diced
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • Handful of fresh kale
  • 1 Tbs pure maple syrup or honey

Add all ingredients to the blender, liquids first. Blend until Smooth! Enjoy!

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(Photo credit to: toneitup.com)

Itty Bitty Fruity Smoothie:

Another Relaxing and Refreshing smoothie to amp up your day and give you small break and keep you going until the next meal!

  • 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 of a fresh mango, sliced
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein mix/ or powder/ or vanilla flavoring
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 ice cubes made with pineapple juice

Blend it all up and sip away!

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(Photo credit to: Toneitup.com)

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie:

Treat yourself! This Banana Cream Pie smoothie is a  perfect end to a long day!

  • 2 bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 1/3 cup low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 4 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey (I love using raw honey, if you can find it)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 heaping cup of ice (more or less to fit your desired consistency)

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(photo credit to: http://bakerbynature.com)

Oat and Fruit Breakfast Smoothie:

Another fun and healthy way to jump start your day! This smoothie will fill you up and energize you for any long day ahead!

  • 1 cup quartered strawberries
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

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