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A Week of Smoothie Mornings


November 2015

We’re headed into the season with some of the most incredible food — and most powerful temptations. If you’ve (over)indulged in holiday deliciousness, jump back into your healthy eating habits with a week of healthy, tasty mornings powered by 7 of our favorite smoothie recipes!

Our nutrition expert, Ashley Koff, RD

Our nutrition expert, Ashley Koff, RD, appreciates the incredible power of liquid nutrients in smoothies. Her advice:

  1. Starting your morning with a glass of water helps hydrate your body and cleanse your palate. Or fill your smoothie glass with water and drink it after your smoothie to help your body use the smoothie’s fiber efficiently.
  2. These smoothies are compete nutrition "pit stops," which should give you plenty of energy. If you need coffee or tea in the morning, have it black or plain, or reserve your latte for a few hours before or after to avoid carb overload.
  3. As always, aim to eat a rainbow of foods. If your smoothie delivers green and blue, for example, go for red, yellow, white and purple at lunch or at other nutrition pit stops during the day.

Our smoothie guru, Tess Masters, The Blender Girl

Tess Masters, our smoothie guru and author of The Blender Girl, The Blender Girl Smoothies and the new The Blender Girl Smoothies app, sees smoothies as the ultimate quick & easy day-starter. “I have a smoothie every single day for breakfast,” she says. “Whether you’re making a nutritious meal replacement, a protein-powered workout booster, or a sweet treat, it just takes minutes to whip up a blend that contains your daily dose of fruits and vegetables, and packs in a ton of nutrients in a delicious way. The flavor combinations are endless. The best part is, you can enjoy them on the go!”

Blueberry Breakfast Tart Smoothie The Blueberry Breakfast Tart Smoothie from Tess’ The Blender Girl Smoothies tastes like a healthy Pop-Tart in a glass, with a serious antioxidant punch from our organic frozen blueberries. The oats provide good dietary fiber to help you feel satisfied throughout a busy morning.
Tropical Green Smoothie Tropical Green Smoothie is light, fresh-tasting and utterly satisfying (vegan, too), with plenty of potassium to support optimal hydration — perfect pre- or post-workout. Bump up the protein and healthy fats by blending in some protein powder, or pairing it with a handful of walnuts and cashews, even an organic egg (or another favorite breakfast protein).
Chock-Full Chocolate Surprise Smoothie Tess’ Chock-Full Chocolate Surprise Smoothie hides a wealth of nutrient-rich organic veggies in a tasty chocolate disguise (she notes it’s a fun way to get breakfast greens into the kids). A pinch of cayenne kicks the flavor into “wow!” territory and also supports a healthy digestive and cardiovascular system. Blend in hemp seeds or pair up with a hard-boiled egg or a handful of nuts for a healthy protein balance.
Eric's All-Day-Strong Smoothie Earthbound staffer Eric’s All-Day-Strong Smoothie is a healthy, high-protein powerhouse that’s a killer meal replacement or a phenomenal snack to support intense workouts. (If you don’t need so much protein, split it with a friend!) Change it up with our Frozen Organic Sliced Peaches or Mango Chunks instead of berries, if you like. Make vegan-friendly by swapping plant-based protein powder for the egg, and soaked nuts or a plain coconut yogurt for the dairy yogurt.
Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie Skeptical of a Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie? This Blender Girl recipe really does — and it delivers easy-to-absorb nutrients in liquid form to support healthy digestion, plus carbohydrates to provide quick energy. One taste and you’ll understand why you don’t need to love kale to fall head over heels for this super-delicious treat.
Amelia's Pineapple Cashew Smoothie Amelia’s Pineapple Cashew Smoothie is a creamy tropical treat developed by our partner Amelia at Eating Made Easy and featuring Silk’s new Cashewmilk. The spices add lovely flavor as well as warming, healing nutrients. Boost the protein with hemp seeds or chopped nuts; cashews, hazelnuts or almonds would be perfect.
Pomegranate Slam It Smoothie The Pomegranate Slam It Smoothie from Tess’ The Blender Girl Smoothies app packs in a rainbow of colors that support your immune system, with a delightfully unexpected flavor that explodes like a tiny firecracker on your taste buds. Tess thinks “this heart-healthy delight sips like a fancy cocktail and makes for an awesome gourmet breakfast shake with benefits.” Thick and frosty, it’s a produce-rich treat — pair it with an omelet for a full breakfast, or grab a handful of nuts and seeds alongside for protein balance.

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