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3 Rawesome Smoothie Recipes

The days of skipping breakfast are gone! Breakfast is vital to starting your day out right, whether you are trying to lose weight, gain muscle mass or just trying to get through your day without added caffeine. When in a time crunch, these smoothies offer a great way to eat on the run. Just throw in your travel mug and hit the road. Start the day off on the right foot by drinking one of these super nutritious and scrumptious raw smoothies. They’re also great for a pre-workout snack. Your kids will have no problem slurping down one of these delicious smoothies. Made in only five minutes with less than five ingredients, these smoothies are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Between the three, there is something for everyone.

Tropical Sunrise Smoothie

The tropical sunrise smoothie is full of the sweet, tangy flavors of pineapple, mango, and orange. It also has a healthy dose of added vitamins and dietary minerals from the kale and cilantro. The tropical sunrise smoothie tastes like waking up on a resort. You really need this smoothie in your life.

The oranges in this smoothie are a super healthy ingredient. They can help keep your skin clear, and give your immune system a boost. Oranges also offer aid in various conditions such as diabetes and heart conditions. Read more about the health benefits of oranges here.

Banana Pudding Smoothie

The banana pudding smoothie is my personal favorite. It tastes like banana ice-cream, but its healthy! Bananas have been proven extremely healthy for an extensive list of reasons.

Bananas can help overcome depression, or simply lift your mood. So, it would be a great smoothie to give to a cranky toddler. They can also help you to stay more alert, which is perfect for late night studying.

The surprise ingredient in this smoothie is celery, but you can hardly taste it at all and it’s a great way to sneak a vegetable into a tasty drink. The celery justs adds a bit more fiber and vitamins. No one will be able to tell it has a vegetable in it! All they will taste is smooth, thick banana pudding.

Blue-Peary Smoothie

I love eating pears and blueberries before a workout to keep my energy high while I exercise, so why not put the two in a delicious smoothie? The blue-peary smoothie is packed with antioxidants, and vitamins. It is strongly advised that you keep the skins on while consuming, because ¾ of the nutrition is within, and just under the skin. Good thing pear skin is completely palatable, unlike orange peel. Read more about the benefits of pears here.

The blueberries in this smoothie give it a major nutritional boost. Blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity of any other fruit or vegetable. Antioxidants are known for assisting the nervous system and brain health. Read more here.

The health benefits of raw fruit include inflammation control, stronger muscles, and stronger bones. They also give you a super energy boost to get everything done that you need to in a day. Trust me, your body will thank you! Read more about that here.

So next time you get home from the gym or a nice run, and don’t know what to eat to recharge, head for one of these smoothies!

Tropical Sunrise Smoothie

For this smoothie you will need oranges, mango, kale, pineapple, and cilantro. The oranges will either need to be seedless, or you can simply cut out the inner section of the orange slices to remove the seeds. Make sure the kale you use has been deribbed. Skin and cut the mango into chunks. The pineapple will also need to be cut up.

Put all of the ingredients in a blender (oranges at the bottom), and blend until smooth. If desired you could add a splash or two of coconut milk to the smoothie to make it taste even more tropical. But, the absolute perfection of this slight alteration is completely optional.

Banana Pudding Smoothie

For this smoothie you will need ripe and speckled bananas, chopped celery, and pitted dates.

Place all of the ingredients in a high speed blender with a splash or two of coconut or almond milk and blend until smooth. If you like it chunky, pulse it to your liking. My toddler likes it smooth and refrigerated to make it cold like ice-cream, but I like it to have a little chunkiness to it. 

Blue-peary Smoothie

 

For this smoothie you will need cored, and chopped pears, blueberries, kale, and pitted dates.

 

Put it all in a blender and blend until thoroughly combined. This one is really thick, so I added about 4 splashes of coconut milk instead of the 1-2  I added for the other ones.   

 

Smoothie 1: Tropical Sunrise Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 5 Oranges, peeled and seeded
  • 1/2 Pineapple, cubed
  • 1 Peeled and Sliced Mango
  • 1 Cup of Kale, destemmed
  • 1 Small Handful of Fresh Cilantro

 

Smoothie 2: Banana Pudding Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 7 to 8 Speckled Ripe Bananas
  • 1 Cup of Dates (pitted)
  • 1 Cup of Celery

 

Smoothie 3: Blue-Peary Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 5 Pears, cored and cubed
  • 1-2 Cups of Blueberries
  • 1 Cup of Kale, destemmed
  • A small Handful of Dates, pitted

 

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender, with a splash or two of coconut milk or almond milk if desired. Blend until smooth. Serve cold.

 

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