smoothie saturday

Good Morning Sunshine Juice

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Beautiful, delicious and healthy. This drink reminds me of when I was a slushy obsessed kid, and how I often couldn’t choose between two flavours, so I would just get them both. It always tasted better mixed anyway 🙂

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Pineapple Smoothie

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Here is another beautiful pastel Spring Smoothie! I love when I end up with a smoothie that is nutritious, delicious AND nice to look at! Sometimes I make smoothies that end up looking like swamp water, and people at work are like “uhhh, what’s that..”, and I have to defend it’s honour by declaring how delicious it is! It’s nice when I don’t have to do that 🙂

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Watermelon Blueberry Smoothie

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The beautiful pastel colour of this smoothie is just perfect for Spring! It’s also fitting for the season because it is very light and refreshing! We all know that watermelon is extremely hydrating, but it is also a great source of vitamins C and A, some B vitamins, and electrolytes. Watermelon isn’t the only ingredient in this smoothie that is great for your body; it also contains nutrient packed blueberries, hemp hearts and pumpkin seeds! All ingredients are listed below…

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Tropical Smoothie

Tropical Smoothie

Want to be mentally transported to a tropical island? Make this smoothie and drink it in a sunny/warm spot in your home like I did :P.

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Berry Beautiful Smoothie

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When food has such a naturally beautiful, vibrant colour, you know that it’s good for you! This smoothie isn’t just easy on the eyes, it’s the full package, loaded with yummy flavours and health benefits!

The colour, taste and benefits come from using a mixture of berries, including blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. As I have mentioned before, combining different types of berries is even better than just using one because they enhance each others antioxidant capacity! The antioxidant capacity of various fruits individually has been found to be less than the same amount of a mixture of fruits.

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Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

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I’m going to continue showing matcha green tea some love with my second matcha recipe of the week! This smoothie is full of other great ingredients too, including the protein filled spirulina and chlorophyll packed wheat grass.

Matcha is 10 times more beneficial than green tea in terms of its nutritional value and antioxidant content. It is made of straight, stoneground tea leaves, so you are consuming the entire leaf. The tea leaves are grown in the shade, which results in increased chlorophyll levels, turns the leaves a darker shade of green, and causes the production of amino acids. These altered growing conditions result in matcha having a sweeter taste than normal green tea.

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Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Mint chocolate smoothieThis smoothie actually tastes like a real milkshake, except every single ingredient in it is good for you! The stars of this smoothie are:

  1. Cacao Powder – full of antioxidants (up to 4 times the quantity found in green tea) and a great source of magnesium, fibre and zinc
  2. Vega Choc-a-lot Protein Powder – this plant based protein powder is vegan, gluten-free and has no added sugar. A single scoop has 15g of complete protein, and 2 servings of veggies
  3. Organic Wheat Grass – one of the best sources of living chlorophyll; check out all of the benefits of wheat grass here. You can grow your own wheat grass and juice it, or you can buy it in powdered form. Right now I am using Amazing Grass, Organic Wheat Grass powder.
  4. Mint – good for soothing the digestive tract

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