5 Healthy Smoothies to Start Your Day….Number 3 is Our Favorite

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Here at COD we’re big fans of smoothies and make them for a healthy breakfast, a nutritious snack, an afternoon pick-me up and, after a workout, a recovery drink.

A smoothie is a great way to get those important phytonutrients into your diet (and your kids’ too). Adding a dairy free protein powder to your smoothie can boost energy and enhance immunity. We also like to add healthy fats such as coconut, almonds, avocado and chia seeds that will leave your skin glowing and your stomach feeling satisfied.

Here at COD we have been trying different morning recipes with our new Vitamix 7500 and we wanted to share our new favorites with you:

  1. Bananaimage, Chia, and Spinach Smoothie 
    Serves: 1

    1 cup unsweetened almond milk
    1/2 cup frozen mango
    1 ripe banana
    1 handful fresh spinach
    1 tsp chia seeds

    Directions
    Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend! Add more almond milk as necessary, depending on your desired consistency. 

 

 

2. Peanut Butter, Banana, and Oat Milk Shake 

Serves: One large or two small portions 

image-12 cups cold almond milk (soy or regular milk would also be delicious)
1 banana, cut into chunks (frozen is ideal — definitely peel the banana)
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 heaping tsp honey
1 tbsp flax seeds, ground into meal
2 tsp old-fashioned oats,
ground fine

3. Mixed-Berry Smoothie 
Serves: 2

image-21 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup frozen blackberries
1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
1 cup brewed herbal tea, chilled
1 tsp organic ground flax seeds
2 tsp fresh orange juice
1 tsp fresh orange zest

4. Strawberry, Banana, Coconut Smoothie 
Serves: 1
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1/2 cup low-fat coconut milk
10 fresh strawberries (or 1 cup frozen strawberries) 1 banana
1/2 cup goat-milk yogurt
1 handful of ice

 

5. Super Spinach Smoothie 
Serves: 1 
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1 ripe banana (frozen bananas are best in smoothies)
1 big, heaping cup clean spinach leaves
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp Amazing Grass Green SuperFood powder
1 cup cold almond milk

 

Do you have a favorite morning smoothie?  If so, share the recipe below.

We would like to thank our friends at MeyerDC for providing the Vitamix blenders for our team.  MeyerDC is the exclusive provider of Vitamix to the chiropractic profession and offers doctors only pricing so that you can share the benefits of blending with your patients.

Click below to access doctors only pricing

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