"Lovely Day" Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie
Makes about 4-5 cups (depending on the amount of bananas you put in)
Make Organic. Almond Milk (So Easy) 2 cups (see below if interested)
Frozen Organic Bananas (2-3) (broken into thirds, frozen night before)
Fresh or Frozen Organic Strawberries (Fresh is preferred)
1 heaping Tbl. Organic Sunflower Seed Butter (I like Once Again Creamy - lightly sweetened)
1/4 c. Org. Cacao Powder (I like the Navitas brand)
Vegan Protein Powder - chocolate flavor - (I love the Sunwarrior Protein Powders )
Add Ice cubes
Blend on high
I like to blend the mixture after each ingredient to make sure it gets all added in.
Take it on the go!
Organic Raw Almonds Milk - 2 servings -
(I get a bag from Sprouts but you can get these at Whole Foods, or your local health stores)
Handful of Raw Almonds in the blender (approx. 1/4 c. (light)- 1/2 c. (thick)
4 cups of pure water
Blend on high for 15-20 sec
Strain with a Nut Milk Bag or other fine type of strainer
This recipe will make 4 cups of almond milk ( I only use 2 cups in my smoothies, so if you make the full batch you will have an extra)
To make 8 cups of almond milk use at least 1/2 c.-1 c. almonds - depending on how thick and creamy you want it
I want to give a shout out to Green Smoothie Girl (Blogger) who first inspired me to embark upon the world of Green Smoothies, because....
I used to HATE them.
I was just doing it all wrong... everyone else I knew was doing it wrong, too. Once, she helped me out with a basic recipe, I hit the ground running with my creativity of green smoothies. Thank you, Green Smoothie Girl!
This is one recipe that is tried and true for me. So easy and delicious!
2 cups almond milk (recipe above), (can use water but won't be as creamy)
2 -3 Frozen bananas (2 will be thinner, 3 will be more shake like)
Handful of fresh greens, Kale, spinach or moringa (as pictured), (don't use lettuce, not a good fit)
1 -2 tbl. of Organic Nut butter (Once Again is a great brand)
Tbl. of Supergreens Powder (I use Sunwarrior Natural Supergreens)
1 tea. matcha powder
1 scoop (approx. 3 tbl.) Vanilla Protein Powder (I love Sunwarrior Vanilla Protein Powder)
3-4 ice cubes
Blend after adding each ingredient, blend until smooth.
Enjoy! Would love to hear your comments about this smoothie, and what creativity you bring to this smoothie!