You know what isn’t cool, when people talk a big game and don’t back it up. So, 2 weeks ago you got your NC guide to building the ultimate smoothie, but where was the follow-up? Where was your smoothie recipe?  She talked the talk but can she walk the walk? Yes. She. Can.

But because it took so long, I’m giving you not 1, but 3 delicious smoothie recipes to nourish your body and excite your taste buds. If you're feeling a little spoiled for choice, let me help you out...For a taste of the tropics I’d recommend the Banana, Mango, and Ginger. To get that light, refreshing feeling I’d go for the Zucchini, Apple, and Mint. And for a more traditional flavor, I’d suggest the Berries and Banana.

So take your pick and enjoy!

INGREDIENTS: (each recipe yields 1 serving)

Banana, Mango, and Ginger:

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ½ banana, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup diced mango
  • 1 cup packed kale
  • 1 Tbsp cashew butter
  • 1 Tbsp shelled hemp hearts
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger

Zucchini, Apple, and Mint:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 medium green apple, diced
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower butter
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tsp packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2-4 ice cubes, fresh or frozen (Just kidding! Wanted to see if you were paying attention...)

Berries and Banana:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3-3.5 oz silken tofu
  • ½ banana, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until fully combined. (That. Is. It.)

A FEW NOTES ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

  • Feel free to play around with the ingredients – don’t be scared! Just keep the NC smoothie guide in mind to ensure you have yourself a balanced and delicious liquid meal.
  • If you are truly devoted to making smoothies regularly, I’d recommend investing in a good quality blender. It will definitely make a difference!

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