5 Essential Smoothies to Bounce Back This Season

5 Essential Smoothies to Bounce Back This Season

As I had mentioned in last weeks post, September is the month I feel the most motivated.  It must be all that back to school supplies! Anyways, besides stocking up on pens and stationary, I like to get back on track with my diet. And I am sure I am not the only one feeling a bit guilty for all those summer drinks and gelato i devoured this season. I find the easiest way for me to get back to my healthy diet is with a nutritious smoothie. Below I have listed my top five smoothies I make for whatever I feel my body needs. Any of these would make a delicious breakfast, snack or even a refreshing treat when you are craving something sweet!

The Mocha smoothie is a great pick me up for when you’re feeling a little sleepy still or just want to jazz up your coffee. For me, it works great when I’m in a rush in the morning as you can just throw all the ingredients together, blend and go!

Mocha Smoothie:

1 banana

1 tbsp. of cocoa powder

1 half cup of almond milk

1 half cup of brew coffee or opt for a shot of espresso

3-4 ice cubes

1 scoop protein powder of choice (optional)

The green smoothie isn’t just delicious but good for you too. It has a couple servings of vegetables and you could also easily add chia seeds, protein powder of choice and/ or coconut oil to add even more goodness!

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Green Smoothie:

1 cup of kale, chopped

1 banana

1 half of an avocado and/ or cucumber

1 cup of mango, diced

1 cup of almond milk

When I was planning this post, I had a few loved ones by to test out the smoothies and give their honestly opinion. Turns out the antioxidant smoothie was pretty popular and was the first batch we finished.

Antioxidant Smoothie:

1 cup of kale or spinach

1 cup of berries (I used a blend of blueberry, blackberries, raspberries & strawberries)

1 cup of orange juice

1 banana

1 cup of coconut yogurt

The Vitamin C smoothie is my absolute favourite. It is chock a block full of citrus and is a wonderful way to wake up in the morning!

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Vitamin C Smoothie:

1 banana

1 half grapefruit, juiced

1 half of a red pepper

1 half cup of mango, diced

1 half cup of orange juice

1 half cup of coconut yogurt

This is what I like to call the Power Smoothie. It is perfect for when you you’re feeling a little under the weather or looking to get all those nutrients on the go. And believe it or not, it is delicious!

Power Smoothie:

1 half of a banana

1 half of an apple

1 tsp of ginger, mined

1 half tbsp of honey

1 half cup of carrot juice

1 half cup of orange juice

1 half cup of kale

Let me know what you guys think and if you have any superfood smoothies I should try out!

Sincerely,

Genevieve Marguerite