Smoothies

Root Veggie Smoothie

I love finding creative ways to include vegetables in my smoothies (or smoothie bowls). Root veggies are some of my FAVORITE to include post-workout, since they get you those good, slow-release carbs to help your muscles recover and rebuild, they're super delicious, and most importantly CREAMY! See below guidelines, but feel free to make it your own.

Beautiful Beet Berry Smoothie

This beautiful beet berry smoothie is refreshing, low in sugar, and packed with health benefits from the beets and acai! Beets are immune-boosting (vitamin C), high potassium for liver and muscle function and all you runners and cardio fiends out there, beets help your blood carry more oxygen which helps cardio performance!

Pretty Pitaya Bowls

For those who don't know, pitaya is dragon fruit.  I use "Pitaya Plus" packets (they come frozen) since pitaya is a super fruit indigenous to South America ... so unfortunately I can't find them locally in Michigan.  These packets are organic, non-GMO and only contain one ingredient and are easy to pop in the blender to still get the same great health and taste benefits.  Pitaya is low in sugar AND a great source of:

  • Magnesium

  • Iron

  • Vitamin C

  • Antioxidants

  • Vitamin B2

So blend away! Below are some suggestions of different combinations I've done with my bowls - some may sound strange, but be adventurous and give them a try! Get creative and let me know if you mix up any amazing creations!

Carrot Cake Recovery Smoothie

Who doesn't love carrot cake?!  This smoothie is a refreshing, easy way to get your fill of beta carotene, vitamin C and potassium.  PLUS it tastes like carrot cake!! Perfect for post-workout recovery because the ginger and potassium help reduce muscle inflammation.

Carrot Cake Recovery Smoothie

Green Smoothie Guidelines

People often assume drinking something green makes it healthy - WRONG! However, I am putting together some of my favorite green smoothie combinations that are actually pretty healthy AND taste good for you to experiment with below.  They can be eaten as a breakfast, snack, smoothie bowl - you just need to alter the quantities and proportion of liquid to solid.

Green Smoothie Guidelines

Bloothies

I do a bunch of variations of the blue smoothie (AKA "bloothie") mix it up and make it your own, see my suggestions below!

Why eat (drink) blueberries? You may have heard that blueberries are full of antioxidants, but what does this really do for us? The antioxidant flavonoids in blueberries protect against UV damage, boost skin elasticity, and can slow memory impairments from aging.

The Bloothie