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GO-TO GREEN SMOOTHIE

This smoothie takes about 3 minutes to make and is easy to whip up on the regular, especially for those with busy schedules! Including greens and fiber in your smoothies is an essential way to restore our digestive systems and have a happy gut. So, if you've recently come home after a long trip, drank too much wine over the weekend, or want to ease yourself back in to healthy eating, then this ones for you.

By: Michelle Cady, HCTP Class of July 2014

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 frozen ripe Banana

  • 1-2 Cups of Almond Milk

  • Big Handful of Greens, like Spinach

  • Half a (not-peeled) Zucchini

  • 1 Scoop Vegan Chocolate Protein Powder

  • Pinch of Sea Salt + Pinch of Stevia

  • Cinnamon or Pumpkin Spice

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In your Nutribullet or Vitamix, blend greens + almond milk first to avoid chunks of spinach

  2. Add the frozen banana and chocolate protein powder etc.

  3. Blend again until you reach your desired consistency

  4. Feel free to add almond butter, avocado chunks, chia seeds, or top with nuts or paleo granola for healthy fat and satiation (Fat is your friend)

Notes

*Just use 1/3 cup of almond milk if you're making a smoothie bowl

 

SWEET POTATO ALMOND BUTTER SMOOTHIE

Making this Sweet Potato Almond Butter Smoothie is a great way to ensure your body is receiving the best of the best nutrients. Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene, which is excellent for healthy skin, mucus membranes, our immune system, good eye health and vision. Along with other root vegetables, these are considered warming to the body and help with digestion. Foods like sweet potatoes help support the body to give it fuel and nourishment so your limbs won’t feel heavy, you won’t be exhausted, you’ll be able function with clarity throughout the day!

By: Jennifer Rossano, HCTP Class of March 2014

 

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium size sweet potatoes previously baked

  • 2 bananas fresh or frozen

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (or extra for desired sweetness)

  • 2 tbsp creamy almond butter

  • 2 cups almond milk

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • ice as desired

  • handful of blueberries to top (optional)

  • handful of your favorite granola to top (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and run until smooth and creamy.

  2. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking.

  3. Add ice for desired consistency.

  4. Pour into mason jars, top with fresh blueberries and granola, Enjoy!

FRESH CUT SMOOTHIE


 


1 cup kale
1 cup spinach
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
1 celery stalk
½ cup sweet peas, raw
¼ lemon, peeled
¼ cup frozen mango
½ orange, peeled
½ frozen banana
1 cup water
3 ice cubes
Directions:
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and enjoy.

Michelle Cady is a former finance executive turned wellness writer and IIN Health & Wellness Coach. She's the writer of Self Care in the City - 100 Ways to Optimize Your Nutrition, Fitness & Wellness in an Urban Environment. Michelle’s coaching is not only a luxurious experience, but an effective one. From CEOs to entrepreneurs, her approach and techniques have empowered the best of the best to shift out of the haze of caffeine and adrenaline rushes and into a state of pure vitality. She’s the lady you want by your side if you want to up-level your brainpower and performance, and finally master the one thing that’s felt like a mystery: your body. Find more from Michelle on her blog FitVista.com and on Instagram @michellefitvista.