Blueberry Protein Smoothie

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Yay! I’ve gotten back to blogging, its been very difficult to balance school, ballet, and blogging and unfortunately, blogging has been taking a back seat to school and ballet 😦 But, thankfully, everything is starting to come to a close.  Ballet will be over tomorrow and I graduate high school in a week.  There’s a feeling of nostalgia that has been passing over me lately.  I will be going to college next year, and officially closing the door on my professional ballet career. While this was an incredibly difficult decision to make, it is also very liberating to know that I have a thousand possibilities waiting for me. I’m beyond excited to start college and start a new chapter of my life.  As I look back on the past few years, I learned so much about myself and who I want to be.  Everything is going to change drastically.  High School is going to be over soon and college awaits, and while I am so scared about what lays ahead, I’m excited to embark on a new adventure.

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So now that you have that little update on my life, I thought I’d give you all a great protein smoothie recipe because right now smoothies are all I seem to be able to handle.  I recently got hemp protein powder from Manitoba Harvest, and I am loving it. I wanted to get a plant based protein powder just because I’ve never used protein powder before and figured I’d rather play it safe and stick to plant based stuff.  Also, I freaked out when I saw it was hemp protein powder because hemp seeds are one of my favorite supplements and I put them in practically everything. If you’ve seen any of my other smoothie recipes you know hemp seeds are always included.

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Anyway, we’ve had so much fresh fruit in the house that I just had to make a smoothie!

What you need

1 container of greek yogurt

2 tablespoons hemp protein powder

handful blueberries and blackberries

1/2 frozen banana

3 ice cubes

water-amount to preference

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe! If you make it let me know how you like it!

Love,

Jess

Banana, Strawberry and Orange Smoothie

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I’ve mentioned this before, but smoothies are my favorite.  They are so easy and soo yummy.  I’ve also found if you’re not very hungry in the morning, they are a good thing to have because it’s filling but not as much as a traditional breakfast.  If you pack in lots of fruit and greek yogurt, you have a blended breakfast that doesn’t feel like a huge meal.

I love making strawberry smoothies because getting the pink color is so pretty.  Strawberries are also my favorite fruit, and its strawberry season…so this was bound to happen haha.  Anyway, expect to have many more strawberry recipes coming up soon. 🙂

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What you need

1 container Greek yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
4 frozen strawberries
1/2 banana
Hemp seeds to taste (optional)
3 ice cubes
Directions: throw it all in a blender and smoothie it up!

 

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Enjoy!!

Love,

Jess

Green Monster Smoothie

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OMG.  Green Smoothies are not usually my thing, since whenever I make them they always turn out brown and look disgusting. But the other day I made the most incredible, yummy, and prettiest green smoothie ever, and I just had to share the recipe. I love my instagram, and the best part about it is that I can follow so many different food bloggers, and find out so many new health tips just by scrolling through pictures.  The other day I was reading how a great way to start off your day is with a banana smoothie. Now, for me, a smoothie almost isn’t a smoothie if it doesnt have bananas in it, but I can’t do just a plain banana smoothie-I need to have other flavors in there.  So since I had kale in the house, and an avocado, I figured lets try out a green smoothie one last time.

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Now the key to making green smoothies look pretty is by not putting berries in it.  Or any other dark colored fruit/veggie.  I always wanted to throw all the fruit I had in the blender, and its basic knowledge that when green mixes with pink, funky things will happen. So I decided to keep it simple.

What you need

Handful of Kale

A few chunks of honeydew and pineapple

Half an avocado

Half a container of vanilla greek yogurt

Frozen banana

Little bit of water

Now I didn’t really measure any of this out.  I basically just shoved as much as I could into my nutribullet. The water is important though, because without it you will get a really, really thick smoothie. I usually start with a little, and if it isn’t blending add more.  It just depends on how thick or thin you want your smoothie.

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I have to say though, starting your day off with a smoothie is a really great idea. It gets you energized and refreshed, without making you feel too full or bloated.  Its also a great way to incorporate fruits and veggies into your day. Let me know if you try it and if you like it!

Also, follow me on instagram!

Love, Jess

Strawberry Banana Pomegranate Smoothie

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I’ve been meaning to make a smoothie for a while, and I really don’t have an excuse for the delay in making it considering smoothies take about five minutes. That’s one of the things I love so much about smoothies.  They are a great way to get fruits (and even veggies) in the morning and if you add some yogurt or protein powder to them, they can be very filling.

Most people would much rather grab something hot than an ice cold smoothie in the winter, but personally, I love smoothies anytime, anywhere.  I prefer my smoothies to be on the thicker side, so I always add some sort of greek yogurt.

Right now, I’ve currently fallen in love with Siggi’s Icelandic Skyr (yogurt).  It’s super healthy and is packed with  protein. Its similar in taste to greek yogurt, but the texture is a bit thicker.  It’s also not too sweet, which is perfect if you’re trying to watch your sugar intake, or simply don’t like super sweet yogurt.  Definitely give it a try! 🙂

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What you need

1/2 cup pomegranate cider (or pomegranate juice)

1/2 frozen banana

3 frozen strawberries

1/2 container strawberry siggis yogurt (or greek yogurt)

sprinkle of hemp seeds

sprinkle of chia seeds

Blend and Enjoy!

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Don’t let the cold stop you from enjoying a smoothie!

Love,

Jess