Strawberry Banana Bliss Smoothie

This is an old fave that I used to make when I first tested the waters of the smoothie world before I was brave enough to experiment…

It is super simple, creamy and yummy!

Of course I had to throw a little kale into old faithful to give it a little green power!

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 c fresh strawberries

1 frozen banana

1/2 c kale

1/2 unsweetened coconut milk (beverage)

Optional:  1 tsp honey, 1 additional banana to make it extra creamy

Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until thick and creamy.

Pour into a glass and enjoy this sweet delicious treat 🙂

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Mmmm…

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Replenishing Recovery Smoothie

This smoothie is full of great ingredients and is absolutely delicious.  Perfect for a post workout recovery beverage or really any time.

The pretty pink colour is nice to look at as well 🙂

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Here are a few benefits of some of the superstar key ingredients in this Smoothie:

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Coconut water helps to replenish lost electrolytes to hydrate the body and keep the muscles functioning.

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Hemp seeds aid in building lean muscle as well as recovery.

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Bananas give you a boost of energy and help to maintain blood sugar levels.

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 c pure coconut water (chilled)

1 small ripe banana, peeled

1/2 c frozen pineapple

1/2 c frozen wild blueberries

1/4 c raw shelled hemp seeds

1/2 Lemon, juice of

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Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.  

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Pour into your glass of choice and serve immediately.

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I hope you enjoy this delicious recovery smoothie.  You can also substitute hemp seeds for a scoop of your favourite protein powder if you don’t have them on hand!

Enjoy 🙂

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Tropical Dream Cream

YUM.  This was sooooo good and so easy!  It also made quite a large batch so I even have some leftover!  Woo hoo!  Just 4 ingredients too!

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You will need a food processor to create this delicious icecream.  I have tried it in a blender and a it was a little tricky, but can be done a little at a time.  Just takes patience-which I was lacking last night haha

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Ingredients:

1 c plain lactose free greek yogurt

2 frozen bananas, broken into small chunks

2 c frozen mango

1 c frozen pineapple

Sorry I didn’t take any pictures while I was making it or of the ingredients!  I was just too excited and forgot all about the process. I am sure there will be a next time…and another next time after there 🙂

ADD YOGURT AND BANANA TO THE FOOD PROCESSOR AND PULSE UNTIL SMOOTH AND CREAMY.

SLOWLY ADD THE OTHER FRUIT A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME.

YOU MAY NEED TO REMOVE SOME FINISHED PRODUCT FROM THE PROCESSOR BEFORE STARTING A NEW BATCH.

I DID THIS AND MIXED IT ALL TOGETHER IN MY FREEZER CONTAINER AFTERWARDS.

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ONCE ALL WELL BLENDED, ADD TO A FREEZER SAFE COVERED CONTAINER AND LET SIT IN THE FREEZER FOR 1.5 HOURS.

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YOU CAN ALSO GOBBLE IT UP AS SUPER SOFT SERVE IMMEDIATELY IF YOU REALLY CAN’T WAIT 😉

I hope you enjoy!  We sure did…and went back for seconds…oops!

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Banana Coffee Ice-cream

I love coffee as you may not have already guessed, and with the creaminess of frozen banana…This is a majorly delicious treat.

I have been on a sweet tooth kick this past little while..and trying to find healthy ways to feed the little monster!  This stuff hits the spot!

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Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas

1/4 c full fat coconut milk

1/4 c chilled strong brewed coffee

2 medjool dates, pitted

Coffee Beans (for topping)

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BREAK BANANA INTO SMALL PIECES INTO YOUR VITAMIX OR FOOD PROCESSOR, ADD DATES.  PULSE UNTIL THE CHUNKS OF BANANA ARE TINY.

ADD COFFEE AND COCONUT MILK AND BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH AND CREAMY.

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TRANSFER TO A SEALABLE FREEZER FRIENDLY CONTAINER.

PLACE IN THE FREEZER FOR 2-3 HOURS OR UNTIL HARDENED ENOUGH TO SCOOP.

SERVE IN A SMALL BOWL AND TOP WITH A SPRINKLE OF COFFEE BEANS FOR A LITTLE CRUNCH.

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MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CREAMY GOODNESS!

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Note:  If left overnight, the mixture will become rock hard.  You can do this, but will have to leave the ice cream out of the freezer for a little while to soften up before serving!

I hope you enjoy this simple little treat!  Just remember to share! 🙂

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