Tuesday, February 7, 2017

My two favorite smoothie recipes right now...

I have gotten stale about my standard smoothie recipes lately.  In an effort to change things up for a new taste, as well as nutritional benefits of other foods, I recently tried 2 new make shift recipes.  First, a pumpkin smoothie.  Pumpkin is a sneaky good food for you.  By this I mean, most people are unaware of the many benefits of pumpkin.  Here is a link to just some of the benefits.  

Pumpkin Smoothie

2 cups almond milk
1 frozen banana
1/3-1/2 can pumpkin puree
couple shakes of cinnamon (to taste)
couple shakes of pumpkin spice (to taste)

My second go to shake of the last couple weeks is even a little more unconventional for most, especially me.  It's a berry beet shake.  I know, beets?!?!  Yep, the benefits of beets are widely known in the fitness industry, especially for runners and cyclists.  Click here for a site outlining some of the nutritional benefits of beets.  I do not like the taste or smell of beets.  They just taste dirty to me, but I decided to try and see if I could get them in a shake without tasting them.  Success!  Even my kids enjoy this shake recipe, asking for it.

Berry Beet Smoothie

2 cups almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 Dannon L&F Strawberry Yogurt
1/3 cup of frozen berries
1/3-1/2 can beets

Both of these shakes are a little different, but I also like that there aren't 15 different ingredients, roots, extracts, and things that will const you an arm and a leg at some specialty store.  Give them a try and let me know if you like, how you would modify them, and if you have a smoothie recipe to share!

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