Once in a while I’ll make myself a smoothie, mostly for breakfast, to get my body detoxed and nourished after a long weekend, or a night (or two) of indulging.
The first smoothie is your typical vegetable and fruit smoothie but with a twist. I have added half of an avocado to give it a creaminess, as well as giving it a punch of healthy fats and fiber.
You will need 1 cup of spinach, 1/2 of a ripe avocado, 1/2 of an apple (I used an organic honeycrisp), and 1/2 of a banana.
You can substitute any of the ingredients for your smoothie, but this is just one that I made today that I thought you all would like to try at home.
All you need to do is fill your blender up half way with water, put your ingredients in, and blend away. You can also top it off with chia seeds and some homemade granola!
The avocado will give the smoothie a thick, creamy consistency that will also fill you right up.
Now, this smoothie is something I like to make when my sweet tooth is really aching. Although I don’t like to eat sweet things often, (I just don’t have a hankering for it) when I do get the craving, I’d rather opt for a healthier option.
This smoothie is especially delicious for the fall time: it includes cinnamon, and pumpkin seeds to round it off.
You will need: 2 tbsp of almond butter, 1/2 cup of almond milk and 1 banana.
After you blend it for a minute, top it off with a few dashes of cinnamon and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds.
You will find that it is some what reminiscent of a pumpkin spiced latte!
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