Smooth Smoothies

Smoothies are one of my favorite things to make in the summer time.  They are easy to take on the go, and it reminds me of being a kid.  They’re great for breakfast, afternoon snacks, or after-workout energy boosts.  In my last post, I spoke to electrolytes and which foods naturally contain more than one electrolyte in them.  Today I give you two of my favorite recipes that include some of those rich foods.  Enjoy!

No More Blues:

photo by Katarina Arneric

3/4 cup of frozen blueberries (one of the highest anti-oxidant fruits)

fist full of kale (vitamin K-bones, vitamin A skin & vision, iron)

1 teaspoon raw honey (using local honey can help with seasonal allergies)

1 banana (high in electrolytes)

1/4 cup of apple sauce (plain, cinnamon, or berry just make sure there’s no added sugar)

2 or 3 icecubes or tablespoons of water

photo by Katarina Arneric

Green Tropics:

fist full of spinach (high in electrolytes, vitamin K-bones)

1 banana (high in electrolytes)

1 cup of pineapple (has anti-inflammatory properties, some electrolytes)

1/3 cup of coconut water (high in electrolytes)

*I like to use either a frozen banana or frozen pineapple for some thickness

I snuck some greens in both of these smoothies; add a banana to counter act the green taste.

Want to make or experiment with your own?  Here are the basics:

Basics ingredients:

-something frozen and/or solid (ie. icecubes, frozen fruit)

-pure liquid (ie. coconut water, juice, tea)

-thick pastes/ already blended purees (ie. apple sauce, nut butters)

*Use more frozen fruit or mainly all purees/pastes to thicken your smoothies.

*Notice I do not promote putting processed protein, or dairy into smoothies (no ice-cream, yogurt, milk, protein powders).  That, of course, is another whole topic and I’d be happy to share if you would like to shoot me a message.

Now you can be as smooth as Justin Beiber’s swag.  Yes I went there….

Already got it down like the Beibs?  I’d love to hear your favorite smoothie recipe or favorite smoothie ingredients.  Please comment below or shoot me a message.


2 thoughts on “Smooth Smoothies

  1. Pingback: Just Add BLUE/PURPLE! The Best Blue Smoothies and Purple Juices! | Just Add Good Stuff

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