Posts in Smoothies
Post-Workout Smoothie For Kids 

Prep Time

5 minutes

Yields

2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 banana

  • 1 cup unsweetened chocolate milk (dairy, soy or almond milk)

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter, almond butter, soy nut butter or sunbutter (optional)

  • Handful of ice on top

Directions

  1. Blend ingredients together and enjoy!

 

Notes

If you are new to smoothies, ease in...this is a great one to introduce to hesitant kids or hubbies. If you don’t have time for a smoothie, have just chocolate milk instead of Gatorade after a workout. The ratio of protein to carbs in chocolate milk helps us recover, build muscles, and rehydrate. Science is showing that this is healthier alternative to sports drinks!   

Credit

Chia Leah
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SmoothiesBill Bostrom
Chia Leah Cherry Berry Recovery Smoothie 

Prep Time

2 minutes

Prep Notes

This is my favorite smoothie EVER! I especially love the tart, thirst quenching taste of the cherries, (use frozen UNSWEETENED), and the added texture of heart healthy oats. I can feel the benefits of the satiating fiber in each of these ingredients all day long. It tastes like there is milk in here but it’s vegan, (plant-based). Did you know that tart cherries are proven to improve athletic performance & endurance? They help reduce any post-workout inflammation or pain. They are also a top source of vitamin C to build immunity and a powerful source of antioxidants to fight diseases such as cancer.

Cooking Time

30 seconds

Yields

2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen cherries, (sub any berry you choose or mix it up with cherry & berry)

  • Half of a frozen banana OR 3 pitted dates

  • 1 Tablespoon chia seed or flax meal

  • 1 Tablespoon almond or peanut butter

  • 4 Tablespoons raw oats

  • 1-1.5 cups water (depending on the consistency you like, start with 1 cup)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a powerful blender. Add more water if desired.

  2. Enjoy!

GOOD Morning Green Smoothie

Prep Time
5 minutes

Yields
2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 banana*

  • Juice from one lemon

  • 1 Tbsp Chia seed or flaxmeal (optional)

  • 3 Tbsp (or so) of water or coconut water

  • 1 peeled carrot OR 1 stalk of celery

  • ½ cucumber

  • ½ granny smith apple

  • 2 heaping handfuls of kale (I use spinach to mix it up sometimes)

  • 1 handful of ice on top

  • *1 banana for first-timers, otherwise skip the banana and add 1 inch of fresh ginger

Directions

  1. Place ingredients from bottom to top in a Vitamix, BlendTec or other good blender.

  2. Blend and enjoy!

Notes
Start the day off with vegetables (full of antioxidants, vitamins and fiber) and hydration!

Credit
Chia Leah
chialeah.com

Chia Leah's Autumn Smoothie

Prep Time
2 minutes

Prep Notes
This energizing smoothie provides anti-inflammatory powerhouses pumpkin, sweet potato and cinnamon! Use a leftover baked sweet potato or for a cheater, use sweet potato babyfood!  

Cooking Time
0

Yields
2 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin (not to be confused with pumpkin pie filling)

  • 1 Cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk you like)

  • 1 roasted sweet potato, skinned

  • 1 tbsp chia seed

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • Handful of ice on top

Directions

Blend well!

Credit
Chia Leah