As a busy mom, I love, love, love my smoothies for so many reasons. In fact, when my daughter was newly born my husband’s biggest support was to make my morning smoothie. You are probably not surprised to learn that I like to keep my smoothies simple and balanced and of course yummy!

Here is what to keep in mind when building your perfectly balanced and deliciously tasting smoothie. Choose something from each category:

Liquid: 1 cup of almond milk, coconut milk, diluted juice or coconut water
Greens: 1 big handful of spinach or kale
Fruit: 1 small banana and 1/2 cup frozen fruit like melons, berries, peaches
Protein: protein powder, I am loving collagen protein these days but also cycle through rice, pea or whey powders. If you are not into powders than you can always throw in hemp hearts, chia seeds and flax seeds
Fats: 1 tbsp of nut butter, coconut oil or 1/2 avacodo
Taste: cinnamon, cocoa powder, vanilla, coconut flakes or maple syrup

The key with smoothies is to keep them interesting and mix them up so you get excited and look forward to them each day!

Hugs from one mom to another!

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