A nutritional vegan powerhouse in fuzzy navel form; peach and orange packed with the nutrition of spinach, chia seeds, and protein powder.
Don’t let the green color scare you away, this smoothie is creamy, slightly tart, and unbelievably nutritious.
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Smoothies are my favorite way to get a nutrition boost. They’re quick (especially if you prep ahead), the ingredients are easy to keep on hand and throw together, and the variations are endless. Plus they taste great!
Lately I’ve been loving coconut milk in my smoothies. Other great options are almond, cashew, and soy milk. I like to add a splash of orange juice to bump up the orange flavor.
Frozen, chopped spinach is always my go-to for the green part of a green smoothie. It’s easy to store and has a neutral taste.
The protein powder options are infinite. Just look for “plant-based” or “vegan” on the label if you want to keep it vegan. I’m using EAS Vanilla Soy .
I always *always* add a scoop of chia seeds. They’re little, but nutritionally mighty. Each serving packs a punch of fiber, protein, Omega-3s, calcium, zinc, B vitamins, and more. But if you like/have on hand something else like ground flax or hemp, those are great, too.
I always use my NutriBullet to make my smoothies, well…smooth. It has a motor that’s powerful enough to pulverise the ingredients. It’s a “smoothie”, not a “chunky” after all. If you have a high-powered blender, that may work, as well.
This bad boy is also great for grinding nuts for nut butters, spices, seeds, bread for bread crumbs, and even coffee beans. Plus, it’s super easy to clean. Just fill it half full with hot water, add a couple of drops of dish soap, and run it. With a thorough rinse in hot water, it’s good to go for next time.
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