Guest Post: Stellar Smoothies

Hi! My name is Beth and I blog at Running with the Sunrise about running, yoga, and healthy living. I’m a yoga teacher (RYT-200 through Yoga Alliance) and a running coach (certified through RRCA) and the main goal of my blog is to share my knowledge of fitness to help inspire and motivate my readers to get and stay active. I’d love it if you would follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest! I’m really honored to be guest posting for Laura as she takes care of handsome little Benjamin! Thanks for the opportunity, Laura!

stellar smoothies

Today I’m going to be sharing with you what I’m calling my Stellar Smoothies. I really love smoothies and have one just about every day. The main reason why I’m so passionate about smoothies is that they are an incredibly easy way to eat fruits and veggies without really trying. It can sometimes feel like a chore to make and eat a big salad (all that chewing!) or a nice bowl of fruit, and for me, smoothies take the hard work out of eating healthy.

Green smoothies are my favorites because they’re a really easy way to eat leafy green veggies, which I think most of us know are some of the top healthy veggies in terms of nutrients. You can easily sneak in a serving of leafy greens into a green smoothie without even know you’re eating them because you’re adding fruit. I usually keep a package of baby kale or spinach in the fridge just for smoothies. I recently wrote a post at my blog with my easy green smoothie formula if you’re interested!

I use frozen fruit in all of my smoothies because 1) I don’t have to add ice, and 2) frozen fruit is often cheaper than fresh. Frozen fruit can actually have more nutrients than fresh because it’s frozen shortly after it’s picked, preserving all of those awesome vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients that make fruits so good for us.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes:

Cherry Kale Smoothie (Link)

  • 1-2 kale leaves, rib removed or 1 c baby kale
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used berry flavor)
  • Sweetener, if desired
  • Extra ice, if desired

Vanilla Pumpkin Protein Smoothie (Link)

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • Sweetener, if desired
  • Ice, if desired

And here’s a new smoothie recipe just for you, Laura’s readers!

Tropical Oasis Green Smoothie

  • 1 cup leafy greens
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 scoop protein powder (tropical flavor would be great!)
  • 1 cup orange juice

For all of these recipes, just blend the ingredients until smooth. It should take you less than 5 minutes to make a super healthy snack or meal!

Thanks for reading!

 

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2 Responses to Guest Post: Stellar Smoothies

  1. jill conyers says:

    You can never have too many smoothie recipes.
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