Get a “Smooth” Start to Your Day!

Smoothie  What are you getting out of your

morning smoothie?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why not make it the healthiest meal of the day? Breakfast smoothies are an easy way to nourish your body and give a powerful boost of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients to prepare you for the day. [Click to Tweet]  With a healthier diet comes greater mental clarity and focus on your daily activities. You will have more energy to get things done and will feel better while doing it!   The American Cancer Society recommends eating 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day to prevent the risk of cancer and many other diseases.  It’s a great way to get in your veggies without even realizing it!  Here are a few of my favorite winter smoothie recipes! [Click to Tweet]

Each recipe is serving size for 2.  So share the goodness or freeze to enjoy another day.  For an extra bonus, add protein powder to any recipe. Take away those winter blahs with a healthy, nutritional, smooth start to your day!

Probiotic Green Smoothie

16 ounces Almond Milk
1 capsule probiotic
1 ripe banana
2 cups of organic greens (preferably spinach and kale)
1 cup of ice

Blend all ingredients until Smooth.

Immune Boosting Smoothie

16 ounces Almond Milk
4 cups of organic greens (spinach and kale)
1 orange
1 Kiwi
1 cup of ice

Blend all ingredients until Smooth.

Energy Smoothie

16 ounces of Almond or coconut milk
1 organic green apple
1 cucumber peeled
1 organic pear
1 cup of ice

Blend all ingredients until Smooth.

Warming Winter Smoothie

16 ounces Almond or coconut milk
2/3 cups soaked cashews (soak in water overnight, drain)
1 tablespoon coconut butter
½ teaspoon vanilla powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon cardamom
¼ teaspoon ground ginger (or fresh)
Pinch of ground cloves
Pinch of sea salt

Blend all ingredients until Smooth.

Coconut Almond Butter Smoothie

16 ounces Coconut milk
½ Cup Almond Butter
1 frozen banana
2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
1 cup of ice

Blend all ingredients until Smooth.

PB & J

2 cups vanilla coconut yogurt
Organic frozen berries raspberries, blueberries strawberries
3 tablespoons of freshly ground almond butter
16 ounces of organic raspberries or strawberry juice
Sea Salt
Pinch of Pure sugar cane
1 cup of ice

Blend all ingredients until Smooth.

What are you getting out of your morning smoothie?

Joy Vale
Patient Care Coordinator
December 2, 2015

Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
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“Beat Winter Bloating Probiotic Green Smoothie.” Fermented Food Lab. N.p., 10 Dec. 2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2015.
“Warming Winter Smoothie – I Quit Sugar.” I Quit Sugar Warming Winter Smoothie Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2015.

Photo by Ashleigh Vale