Mix it up! Simple Smoothie Recipes

February 26, 2014
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SmoothiesIf you know that powdered proteins and greens are a good addition to your diet, here’s a little inspiration from our practitioners and Team Members about tasty ways to incorporate them. And if you can’t decide which protein powder to choose, check out our handy guide to choosing a protein powder.

The Organic Smoothie
This one requires a serious blender to be able to chop the nuts to make a”milk”…but it also makes it super fresh! From Lauren B., Team Member/Smoothie Fanatic, Boulder.

1 serving Jarrow Formulas Organic Whey Protein
1 serving Barleans Organic Greens
1 cup Organic Blueberries
1/4 cup Organic Almonds
1 cup Water

The Nutritional Oils Smoothie
This one provides not only protein, but antioxidants, fatty acids, fiber and more. “Smoothies are great for getting in as many nutrients as you can!” says Cat P., Herbalist and Nutritionist, Boulder. Here’s her favorite way to mix it all up.

1 serving grass-fed Whey Protein (Recommended: Reserveage Organics, in Chocolate or Vanilla)
1 cup Strawberries and/or Blueberries
1 cup Coconut Milk
1 serving Udo’s 7 Sources Oil

The Tastes-Like-Dessert Smoothie
If you’re looking for a sweet treat that still packs in some serious protein, try this tasty concoction. From Jenny S., Herbalist, Boulder.

1 Banana
1-2 tbsp Peanut or Almond Butter
1 serving Protein Powder (any kind)
1/2 cup Chocolate milk of choice (dairy, rice, soy)

The All-in-One Smoothie
This hearty smoothie is filled with a variety of nutritional powders—and fiber from chia—for a powerful punch. From Jenny S., Herbalist, Boulder.

1 cup Berries (Recommended: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or blackberries)
1 Banana
1 cup Coconut Milk
1 heaping tbsp Healthforce Nutritionals Warrior Food (Jenny likes vanilla)
1 heaping tsp Healthforce Nutritionals Vitamineral Green
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
Enough water to cover ingredients

Optional add-ins

Pomegranate juice – for extra antioxidants
Maple syrup – to add a little sweetness
Chia seeds – extra fiber (Note: If you add chia seeds, make sure you consume the smoothie right away; chia seeds have a tendency to congeal and can ruin the smoothie’s texture if left too long.)