28 July 2014

A Month of Smoothies: Week 4

This is the end of my month long experiment with smoothies.  It has been a fun adventure to start off the days, and as you can see from these recipes, you can basically toss in any combination of liquid, fruit, vegetables, and ice or yogurt to get your morning started.  Add some nuts, seeds, and/or oats and you've pumped up the calories a bit in a healthy way, which will keep you fuller for longer.  And if the green color freaks you out, just add more red berries.  Red berries are always the answer.

Coconut-Kale Smoothie

1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup chopped kale (Steaming or blanching this and keeping it in the fridge works well if you don't love the raw kale taste)

Blueberry Pie Smoothie

1 can (14 oz) light coconut milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 bananas
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup pecans (chopped)
2 tbsps maple pure syrup
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tbsps shredded coconut

Pina Colada Smoothie

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup light coconut milk
1 bananas
1/4 cup ice cubes
2 teaspoons honey

Oatmeal Pumpkin Smoothie

1/4 cup pumpkin (canned, not pie filling)
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp maple syrup
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 cup greek yogurt (plain)
3/4 cup coconut milk