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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Perfect Parfait

I had some leftover Put the Lime in the Coconut Smoothie and Blueberry Chia Pudding in the fridge from the other day, so naturally I decided to put together the most delicious pretty parfait for breakfast.

I added a few other layers of goodness for extra creaminess and crunch and here is what I ended up with!  A thing of beauty.  And so fun to dig into!

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I simply layered the following ingredients in this order:

Raw buckwheat groats

My Blueberry Chia pudding

Tbsp of plain greek yogurt (lactose free) coconut yogurt would work great as well

Tsp of my Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Raw Buckwheat groats

My Put the Lime in the Coconut Smoothie

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I topped everything off with a dollop of the Blueberry chia Pudding, frozen berries, sprinkle of chia seeds and some dried goji berries.

This was so much fun to create and even more fun to eat.  Such a wide variety of flavours and textures keep the tastebuds tantalized.

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I hope this post inspires you to recreate this fun parfait or create one of your own!  The options are truly endless!  Experiment and try different flavours together!

Have a wonderful Sunday 🙂

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Overnight Blueberry Chia Pudding

3 ingredients make up this lovely addition to any breakfast.  Super fast, super easy, and super delicious.  Just the way I like it!

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I use this chia pudding as a layer in parfaits, on top of greek yogurt, on top of oatmeal, etc.  You can also eat a bowl on its own with a little granola or your toppings of choice.

Ingredients:

1/3 c chia seeds

1 c frozen wild blueberries

1 c unsweetened almond milk

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COMBINE BLUEBERRIES AND ALMOND MILK IN A BLENDER.  BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH.  THIS MIXTURE WILL YIELD ABOUT 1 1/4 CUPS.

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ADD THIS MIXTURE TO A JAR WITH A LID, FOLLOWED BY THE CHIA SEEDS.  STIR TO COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS WELL.

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IT WILL LOOK A LITTLE WATERY, BUT DON’T FRET, A FEW HOURS IN THE FRIDGE OR BETTER YET, OVERNIGHT, AND IT WILL THICKEN UP NICELY.

(COVER AND REFRIGERATE OVERNIGHT)

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GOOD MORNING!!!

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I hope you enjoy this simple recipe.  As always, please let me know if you try it out and any suggestions or comments.

Bye bye 🙂

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Put the Lime in the Coconut Smoothie

I have been a little obsessed with making my smoothies and meals look a little more scrumptious.  I was not being visually stimulated enough by my smoothies any longer.

I was loving this tangy yet sweet concoction this morning.  Yummm

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Onwards an upwards to the next level smoothies, overflowing with yum and goodness.

Oh, and let me assure you, this is not complicated, in fact it is easy.  All you have to do is get a little creative, a little messy and throw in a dash of whatever you have lying around!

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Please excuse my nails…I am in desperate need of a mani/pedi!

Toppings pictured:  Sliced kiwi, puffed quinoa, frozen raspberries, shredded unsweetened coconut

Ingredients for Smoothie:

1 c coconut water

1 c frozen pineapple

1 scoop greens powder

1 kiwi, peeled

1 tbsp raw cashews

1 tbsp coconut oil

Juice of 2 limes

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Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.  

Drink as is or make it a little fun and heartier and add some other toppings!

To layer as somewhat of a smoothie parfait as pictured, pour a little smoothie into your glass or jar,  add sliced kiwi around the edges, throw a little puffed quinoa in there and fill up the rest with smoothie.

Sprinkle a bit of unsweetened coconut on top along with some quinoa puffs and berries, grab a spoon and dig in!

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As always, I hope you enjoy and would love feedback or suggestions!

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