Pineapple Banana Spinach Zingiberaceae Smoothie

Yet another zingiberaceae smoothie packed with anti-inflammatory goodness (especially helpful to the ladies out there experiencing cramping)!

Ingredients:

2 bananas, cut into coins, frozen

1 C pineapple, diced, frozen

1-2 C spinach, packed

1/2 in. finger ginger (or about 1/2 tsp. dried ginger)

1/2 in. finger fresh turmeric (or about 1/2 tsp. dried turmeric)

1/2-1 C water for blending

Directions:

Add the pineapple, banana, ginger, turmeric, and water to the blender and blend until smooth.  Empty half of the contents into a glass.  Add the spinach to the remaining contents of the blender and blend again until smooth.  With the second mixture, top off the first layer of the smoothie.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Smoothie

I haven’t been able to post for a few days because I’ve been busy working, but while I have a few extra minutes tonight, I’ll try to catch up with a few recipes that I recently created (my recipes are all created by me, unless noted otherwise) and that I’ve been excited to share!

In a strange, yet incredible way, this smoothie tastes just like banana bread batter, and much more like an indulgent treat than a breakfast smoothie 😉

Ingredients:

2 bananas, cut into coins, frozen

1 banana, cut into coins, fresh

2 Medjool dates, pitted

1/2 avocado

1-2 C spinach, packed

1-2 Tbsp hemp protein powder (I added 4 in my first iteration of this recipe, but feel that it would have tasted better with half the amount)

1 tsp. cinnamon

3/4-1 C unsweetened hemp milk

1 Tbsp. cacao nibs

1 Tbsp. chia seeds

Directions:

Add the frozen bananas, dates, avocado, spinach, cinnamon, and hemp milk to your blender and blend until smooth.  Pour half of the contents into a glass.  Add half of the fresh banana, spreading evenly over the top of the smoothie.  Sprinkle half of the chia seeds over the bananas.  Pour the remaining smoothie over the chia seeds, topping with the remaining banana, chia seeds, and cacao nibs.  Enjoy!

Three Sweet P’s Sunrise Smoothie

Ingredients:

1/4 of a papaya, or about 3/4 C, diced, frozen

1 peach, pitted, sliced, frozen

1 pluot, pitted, sliced, frozen

1/2 mango, or about 1/2-3/4 C, diced, frozen

1-2 C spinach, packed

about 1-1 1/2 C water for blending

Directions:

Blend the mango and papaya with about 1/2 C water until smooth.  Empty half of contents into a glass.  Add about 1/4 C more of water and the spinach.  Blend again until smooth.  Empty all contents into the glass, topping off the first layer.  Rinse out the blender.  Add the papaya and peach to the blender and blend until smooth.  Top off glass with the third layer and enjoy!

Kiwi Watermelon Mint Smoothie

Try this simple smoothie recipe on a hot day for a refreshing treat!

Ingredients:

1 C watermelon, frozen

1-2 kiwi, peeled, cut, frozen

about 1 Tbsp. fresh peppermint

1-2 C spinach, packed

1 C water for blending

Directions:

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!

Creamy Basil Mint Mango Smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 mango, diced, frozen

1-2 bananas, diced, frozen

1/2 avocado

1 Medjool date, pitted

1-2 C Spinach

about 1/2 C (or two very large leaves) kale

4-6 basil leaves (I use Thai basil because that’s what I have in my garden)

about 1 Tbsp. fresh peppermint

1 C water for blending

Directions:

Although this smoothie is fun layered, I really recommend blending everything together to fully enjoy how each of the ingredients compliment one another.  Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Pineapple Pluot Green Smoothie

This was a surprisingly refreshing combination!

Ingredients:

1/2 C pineapple, diced, frozen

1 pluot, pitted, diced, frozen

1 frozen banana

1-2 C spinach, packed

1/4-1 tsp. matcha (I used 1/4 in this particular attempt)

1/2 C unsweetened hemp milk

1/2-1 C cold water, as needed for blending

Directions:

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

OR

For a layered smoothie: blend water, pineapple, and pluot separately from the matcha, milk, banana, and spinach, and rinse blender between blending each layer.

Enjoy!

Nana Blackberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 Bananas

1/2-1 C blackberries

1-2 C spinach, packed

1-4 Tbsp. hemp protein

1 C unsweetened vanilla flax milk

Directions:

Add all of the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.  Top with 1 Tbsp. of chia seeds if desired.  Enjoy!