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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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It’s that time of year again where EVERYTHING MUST BE PUMPKIN. One of my coworkers gave me a recipe for a “cookie dough smoothie” and of course I didn’t have a lot of the ingredients when I wanted to try it. I kept a few things the same but it morphed into this delicious pumpkin pie smoothie that is perfect for these cooler fall days when you still want a smoothie. It’s also super filling and makes a good lunch on the go. So here it is: Tricia’s Pumpkin Pie Smoothie!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • teeny tiny handful of chocolate chips (optional but yum)

Blend and enjoy!

 

 

Healthy Homemade Frozen Mocha

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Okay, I promise I’ll post something that’s not a smoothie real soon. But this one’s really too good to not share RIGHT NOW! Anyone who knows me well knows that I used to have an iced mocha nearly every day. That’s the drink that got me into coffee. Then I finally realized that they were very expensive and full of sugar and then I just started drinking normal iced coffee. Now I like all coffee in all forms. Surprisingly, I don’t drink much of it anymore but still enjoy a couple cups a week.

After teaching class this morning I was hot, hungry, thirsty, and never had my morning cup of tea before class because I wanted to sleep as long as I possibly could. I decided I wanted a chocolatey smoothie but could also use a little bit of caffeine and this delicious drink was born! Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed!

*This recipe calls for cold brew iced coffee. You can easily make this at home in your french press… Here is a link that will show you how. You can probably also just use normal coffee that’s a little stronger and cold. *

Healthy Homemade Frozen Mocha

  • 5-6 Ice cubes
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 TBS cocoa powder (this came out very very chocolatey, while I’m not complaining, you could probably add less…)
  • 1/2 TBS honey
  • 1/2 cup cold brew iced coffee
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Blend and enjoy! I know this isn’t much coffee, but cold brew is typically stronger… you could also play around with how much coffee you add vs. how much almond milk you add… give it a try!

 

Strawberry Smoothie

photo I know there are a few remnantsĀ  of local strawberries out there in Maine so I have to post this recipe before they’re all gone. Or maybe you’re like me and have a stockpile in the freezer so you can continue making this smoothie for months to come. It really is that good! I haven’t tried this with your run of the mill grocery store strawberries and I think the sweet local ones are really what makes this smoothie so tasty. Give it a try and let me know what you think! It’s like vacation in a glass.

Strawberry Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut almond milk
  • 1/4 cup OJ

Blend and enjoy!

Protein Smoothies

After too many hungry stops at the holy donut after spin class I’ve started to plan ahead a little better and bring smoothies along with me to drink afterwards. You may remember my recipe for a banana nutella smoothie a few months ago. Still delicious as ever but lately I’ve been experimenting with healthier, more protein-packed smoothies because let’s face it: as delicious as nutella is, there are zero health benefits. Don’t let that commercial fool you. SO I’d like to share the two healthier versions I’ve come up with this week.

“Chunky Monkey” Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 5 ice cubes

 

“Peanut Butter Cup” Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 TBS natural peanut butter
  • 5 ice cubes

The Chunky Monkey smoothie is delicious but the banana I used wasn’t the ripest of all bananas so the smoothie was lacking the sweetness I like. I think next time I’m going to try adding a touch of honey. The Peanut Butter Cup smoothie was perfect! Just the right amount of everything. I don’t typically measure what I’m putting into my smoothies so you may have to play around a little bit with the amount of almond milk. 3/4 cup was my best guess. šŸ˜‰ Give them a try! Remember Klean Kanteens are great for transporting smoothies to the gym so you can enjoy them right after your workout!

Banana Nutella Smoothie

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Okay, this should really be called a milkshake instead of a smoothie because it is THAT delicious. I taught two back to back spin classes this morning at IDEXX and Quest and despite having a bunch of nuts and an orange for a snack between classes I found myself absolutely starving when I got home. I had plans to make a green smoothie but then I decided I wanted something chocolatey and this amazing drink was born. Next time you’re looking for a sweet treat MAKE THIS. You will not be disappointed!

Banana Nutella Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 1-2 TBS Nutella (Depending on how chocolaty you want your drink!)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 4-5 ice cubes

Toss all these ingredients into the blender and blend!

Green Smoothie Recipe

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This is what drinking a smoothie looks like in October. A few days ago I had a bunch of leftover kale from making sausage kale soup and even though it’s freezing outside now, I decided it would be a good day to have a green smoothie. In the summer I have this smoothie ALL THE TIME after I run or bike. It’s really more of a green smoothie in disguise. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t think kale tastes all that great. I love how I can throw a bunch of kale in this smoothie and hide the taste with bananas and mangoes and still get all the nutritional benefits. Give it a try!

Green Smoothie

You’ll need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup orange juice or apple cider (I like to use orange juice)
  • 1 handful of kale
  • 1 handful of baby spinach

Put banana, mango, kale, and spinach in a blender and add about 1/2 cup of juice. Blend. You may have to adjust the amount of juice and add more. Serve and enjoy!!!

Variation: Add a nectarine. If you add a nectarine you won’t need as much juice. I LOVE the nectarine in the smoothie but I hardly ever have them around so it doesn’t happen very often. Let me know what you think!