How much do you LovE smoothies? I am personally a huge smoothie fan, especially for breakfast and have a great appreciation for anything that’s simple and quick. However, that hasn’t always been the case. I got turned off of smoothies for a while. I only made them when I wanted extra protein, which consisted of adding plant protein powder and I still have yet to find a protein powder that I LovE. I also don’t feel like heavy amounts of protein ingested in that way are easy for my body to digest. I was only looking at smoothies from one angle and not really seeing them for what I appreciate them for now. Which is, a whole food, easy, yummy, still protein packed meal, but without super heavy amounts of powdered protein. Instead, I have found ways to get my protein through whole foods. Whether that be rolled oats, hemp seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almond or peanut butter, cashew, flax, almond or hemp milk… the list goes on actually, but you get the point, I still get plenty of protein by the time it all gets thrown in and blended into smoothie goodness. So, I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite smoothie recipes that have been keeping me nourished with whole foods and taste amazing! The Pumpkin Walnut yumminess I dreamt up myself and will be in heavy rotation, seeing as Autumn 🍂 is knocking on our door. Hope you all En-Joy!
SOE tip – Recently, in my hunt for more protein through whole food, I stumbled upon two alternative milk products that pack a good amount of protein per cup. One is “Good Karma” Flax Milk + Protein (8 grams) and the other, “Three Trees” Organic Almond Milk (4 grams). If you don’t have access to either of those, try and make sure your alternative milk of choice has at least 2 grams of protein per cup and no added sugar.
Pumpkin Walnut Smoothie
1/4 cup dry rolled oats
3/4 cup three trees unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 can organic pumpkin purée
1/2 frozen organic banana (if you forget to freeze the banana, just add a handful of ice)
1 organic medjool date
1/4 cup organic raw walnuts
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch of nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
Rich Roll’s Smooth Chocolate Smoothie
2 organic bananas
1/3 cup + 2 teaspoons rolled oats
1/4 cup organic raw/unsalted almonds
1/2 organic avocado
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 cups unsweetened soy/nut/rice milk
Optional cinnamon to taste
Fig and Almond Butter Smoothie
1 cup three trees unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 organic ripe banana
4 organic frozen figs
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 tablespoons hemp hearts
Love all of these. Thank you!
I love to use dates and figs, and hemp seeds are my fav!
Love, Debbie (Brad Harlan’s Dede 😉
Okay so I HAVE to try all of these especially the last 2! Love healthy recipes and trying new things. You are the best!! Xx
Hi I just discovered this while I was listening to you singing.I’m going for the rich rolls first.This is an idea I needed.Tired of cereal and eggs in the morning.Thank you, Feel the love.
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