Burnout recovery smoothie

Burnout recovery smoothie

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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Quickie smoothie

Quickie smoothie

This is a great way to start to the day or can be a perfect mid afternoon snack especially if you are heading out for busy afternoon of running around with the kids.

There are 5 components to building a successful smoothie:

Liquid: 1/2 cup of almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk or water
Fruit: 1/2 banana or mango and 1/4 cup frozen berries -any will do
Greens: 1/2 cup of spinach or kale
Protein booster: 2 tbsp of hemp hearts, 15 grams of protein powder, 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt

Note about protein powders: typically I suggest avoiding whey and soy protein powders so that leaves vegan powders most often made with rice and chick pea protein blends, these are easier to digest but it may take a few attempts to get your perfect smoothie!

Fat booster: 1 tbsp of almond butter or peanut butter, 1/4 avacodo or 1 tbsp of coconut oil

You may need to add a little more water to get your desired consistency. Don’t be afraid to play around with different ingredients within each component, this is how you will find the smoothie that you love.

Blend and enjoy!