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Posts tagged green smoothie
Spookylicious Green Smoothie
 

Spooky take on the classic morning green smoothie - behold the Spookylicious Green Smoothie!

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Halloween is my Christmas! Hands down! You know that movie, Halloweentown? It is my dream goal to live in Halloween Town where it’s Halloween every day! Wouldn’t that be amazing!?

Any-who, because of my love for Halloween, this recipe was a lot of fun creating!

If you remember anything from my morning green smoothie, this is exactly the same recipe but with fun Halloween garnishes and a small craft project.

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Notice the Frankenstein faces on the glass? I did that using just a Sharpie retractable-fine point marker.  What I love about using a Sharpie pen is that if you make a mistake on the glass, you can wash it off easily with a little soap and water. You can also check out this link for other ways to clean your glass.

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The Halloween garnishes are just as easy as the Frankenstein art. You can choose whatever fruit you would like but for the fruit kabobs, I used kiwi and blackberries. Blackberries reminded me of little brains and I love the contrasting colors in the kiwi with the smoothie color. The fruits should go through a wooden kabob with no problem, I would just recommend cutting your kiwi at least 1” in length so the kiwi doesn’t tear apart.

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This next part is my favorite -- banana ghosts! I usually tell you to use a ripe banana in all my recipes but for this, you need to use a green to yellow banana. The banana needs to be firm so that it’s easier to handle and that it doesn’t fall off the kabob. Instead of using sugar eyes, I used dark chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth. You should have no problem inserting the chocolate chip directly into the banana. If you do, you could probably use melted dark chocolate or peanut butter as a sticking agent.

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And there you have it, Spookylicious Green Smoothie!

Recipe for the smoothie can be found here.

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Morning Green Smoothie
 

This morning green smoothie recipe is full of simple, delicious and nutritious ingredients that will keep you energized and ready for the day!

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Everybody needs to have a go-to green smoothie recipe in their repertoire. This recipe I’m about to share with you has been my ol’ faithful since college. When I don’t know what to make in the morning, or if I’m in a rush, all I have to do is pop a few simple ingredients from my freezer into a blender, and voila! I am good to go.

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I’ve seen some people look at green smoothies, their nose wrinkled in disgust, saying things like “that’s going to taste like dirt!” Well, surprise! That is quite the contrary with this green smoothie recipe! This smoothie tastes like a creamy vanilla almond milkshake!

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One of the major reasons why I still use this recipe is that I can get most of my picky friends to drink it, especially those who do not care for veggies. The veggies in this smoothie are hidden by the addition of fruit and almond butter… Even I forget that it’s healthily packed with veggies!

There are many great health benefits to this five-ingredient green smoothie that will keep you energized and ready for the day! Fruits are a good source of energy, but eaten alone will only provide short bursts of energy. If you add a higher content of veggies, green smoothies have a balanced sugar content. This smoothie is also very filling as it contains high amounts of water and fiber. As a result, if you are trying to lose weight, green smoothies will help fight hunger and cravings while helping the pounds melt off easier!

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The base for this recipe consists of a bosc pear, banana, spinach, almond butter and almond milk. I usually start my smoothie out with these main ingredients but if I want to step up my nutrition game, then I will add 1 scoop of superfood green powder, 1 scoop protein powder, and top with hemp seeds.  You could also sub some ingredients depending on what you have on hand. For example, if I am out of pears then I will use 1 cup frozen berry medley or if I am out of spinach then I will use kale or mixed greens.

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This green smoothie recipe is full of simple, delicious and nutritious ingredients that will keep you energized and ready for the day! 

ingredients

  • 1/2 bosc pear

  • 1/2 frozen ripe banana

  • 1 large handful fresh spinach

  • 1 Tbsp almond butter

  • 1 cup almond milk

directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth!

notes

  1. If you would like this smoothie to be colder, add 1 cup ice to the mixture and blend until smooth.

  2. Add superfood and protein powder to take your green smoothie to the next level!

  3. For easy preparation, combine the pear, banana, spinach and almond butter to freezer Ziploc bags and store in the freezer until ready to use. Just throw the bag into the blender, add milk and blend for a quick morning breakfast smoothie!