To Blend / Blood Orange Smoothies

 
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     Good morning! I've recently realized a food philosophy I've been subconsciously following for awhile, and that is focusing on one fruit and one veggie that I really love each season. For fall it's sweet potatoes and figs, for summer it was strawberries and spinach (which is pretty seasonless, but it pairs best with summer produce in my opinion), and spring makes me crave asparagus and honeydew melon! I started realizing this pattern of focusing on basically two produce items when I was deciding what I wanted for smoothies (typically my daily lunch). I landed on kale and citrus, and have been sticking to that for the past couple of months! Kale is so nutrient dense, citrus is highly beneficial this season (looking at you flu), and both keep me feeling great and energized!

     Now, today's smoothie recipe doesn't have kale, because I'm a visual person and really wanted to see how these gorgeous blood oranges blended up. :)  Feel free to add a handful of kale though, as it couldn't hurt! Get the full recipe below!

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Ingredients:

- 1 blood orange peeled and segmented (feel free to use any citrus you like!)

- 1 tsp. of turmeric or a golden turmeric blend (I've been using this one from Moondeli and love it)

- 1 cup of almond milk

- 1 sliced + frozen banana

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Directions:

1. Gather your ingredients and add them to a blender, almond milk first.

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2. Blend on high until smooth and frothy.

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3. Serve in your tallest glass and enjoy (preferably with a little stinker who enjoys vying for the first sip)!

To Make / Peach + Citrus Smoothie

 

      Hi there! I have a yummy, summery smoothie to share today, and it packs the perfect citrus punch to get your day started right! With fresh peaches being in season, I've been including them in my smoothies as much as possible. They just scream "summer" to me. Get the recipe below!

Ingredients:

- 1 cup of orange juice

- 1 banana

- 1 peach

- 1 tbs. of flax/chia blend

Directions:

1. Chop your banana and peach, and toss into the blender.

2. Pour in your OJ, and blend. Enjoy!

To Make / Summer Smoothies

 

     Hi there! I wanted to share my current favorite smoothie combo with you all today! It's not the most photogenic (thank you raspberries + spinach), but it sure is delicious and nutritious, and that's what matters most! See the recipe below. 

Ingredients:

- 1 cup of raspberries

- 1 banana

- 1 cup of frozen peaches

- 1 cup of spinach

- 1 cup of almond milk

- 1 tsp. of flax + chia

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in your blender, and blend until smooth. 

2. Serve chilled and enjoy! 

To Make a Smoothie / Kale-Apple

 

       Hi there! There's not much more refreshing than a crisp smoothie. Smoothies are one of the best ways to get the vitamins and nutrients you need from veggies and fruits, and are probably the best choice for those who don't really like vegetables. Just throw some kale in your smoothie and it will still taste like fruit! I drink them regularly, and am about to introduce them into Bailey's regular diet. Check out one of my current favorite recipes below!

Ingredients:

- a handful of kale

- half and apple, sliced

- a peeled banana, sliced

- 1 cup of almond milk

- 1 tbs. chia/flax seed blend

Directions:

- Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

2. Pour into a tall glass, and enjoy!

To Make a Smoothie

 

     Hello! I'm sharing my favorite green smoothie recipe today, and you can bet I'm gulping one down at the lake as we speak. There's nothing I love more than a fruity and cold smoothie for an afternoon snack on a hot summer day. See the recipe below!

Ingredients: yields one smoothie

- 1 cup of almond milk

- 1 large handful of spinach leaves

- 1 chopped banana

- 1 cup of blueberries

- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

Directions:

- Combine everything in your blender in the order listed above, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

To Make a Smoothie Bowl

 

     Hey there! I love the look of this smoothie bowl! They are fun to look at and fun to make. Visually pleasing things always get a thumbs up in my book! I had actually never made one before this, but I figured it's no different than making an actual smoothie. Choosing the toppings was interesting too. I basically just threw in what I had in the pantry, and the risk paid off! I was surprised to like the pistachios with the strawberry and banana flavors. That's the actual smoothie part. I loved having the freedom to top it off how I wanted, and it felt a lot like going to a froyo place! This bowl makes the perfect breakfast for those sunny spring mornings. Get the recipe below!

Ingredients:

- 7 or 8 strawberries, chopped

- one frozen banana, sliced

- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

- 1 cup of almond milk

- whatever toppings you like! I used granola and pistachios, more chia seeds, strawberries, and sliced bananas.

Directions:

Step one - Blend everything but your toppings until smooth. Pour into your bowl of choice, and have fun with toppings!