What time is it? It’s healthy smoothie time yo! I basically live off of smoothies all year round, but I think I double down in the summer. I mean, can you really blame me? We’re basically living in a wonderful world full of tons of fresh, local fruits and veggies right now. Isn’t summer wonderful?
I love to share my smoothie creations over on Instagram fairly often, but they get buried super fast. I thought it was high time I did a roundup of some of my favourite recent healthy smoothie recipes so you can double down on smoothie goodness too. You in? Let’s do this!
Here are 4 simple, delicious, healthy smoothie recipes that are perfect for breakfast or dessert:
The weather has been so kind to us lately in my neck of the woods… I’ve had the AMAZING opportunity to unzip my jacket during my walks (it’s the little things in life) and I have been loving it! We are expecting another cold snap, and I’m certain that a snowstorm or two will find us, but all this warmth has left me with a craving for warmer weather. And while I can’t make the seasons change any faster, I can certainly pretend with a tropically themed pineapple smoothie! I’m sipping this on a beach in my imagination… care to join me?
I’ve been obsessed with blueberries lately! And who can blame me? Full of phytonutrients, including tons and awesome antioxidants (which are extra good for us thyroid disease warriors). Bursting at the seams with nutrients like vitamins C and K, manganese, copper and fiber. Blueberries offer cardiovascular and vision support, they help promote optimal cognitive benefits and have favourable effects on our blood sugar (source). With all this (and my obsession) in mind, I decided to create a blueberry milkshake. It’s to die for!
Healthy smoothies everyday keep the doctor away. Ok, maybe that isn’t always the case, but it does fill you up and provide you with some pretty awesome nutritional goodness! And we all know that a healthy diet keeps our awesome bods pretty happy. So we can’t go wrong!
I share a ton of smoothie recipes on Instagram; they’re my favourite way to greet the morning! I wanted to round up a few of my favourites and make them all available in one convenient place so you can treat yourself too (you deserve it <3).
Here are four fantastic healthy smoothies to help you greet the morning with awesomeness:
Have you ever heard of Golden Milk? It’s an incredible, anti-inflammatory powerhouse that Health-Esteemies like you and I should be drinking on the regular! But I have one teeny, tiny problem… Golden milk is served warm, and I am not a fan of hot drinks.
I know, I know, tea is such a wonderful thing and hot chocolate is where it’s at… but when it comes to tea I like it iced. Even when I enjoy my own Hot Chocolate Recipe (which you can get your hands on here) I let that baby cool down. A cozy cup of something delicious and warm may sound like heaven to many, but it’s just not my cup of tea (I’m chuckling at my word play like a dork right now, just fyi!)
For that reason I’ve been hesitant to enjoy the wonderful qualities that I knew Golden Milk would provide. Golden Milk is made by boiling your favourite dairy free milk with turmeric, ginger and honey and letting them simmer. You end up with a nice, warm, golden drink full of all of the nutritional goodness that turmeric and ginger have to offer.
The warm part has turned me away from the idea… but the turmeric part kept pulling me back in. Which is why I decided to turn it into a delicious, cold golden milk smoothie!
I’m late with my weekly love this weekend; I got hit by a nasty cold bug and I’ve been nursing myself back to health. That means lots of rest, lots of self-care and a ton of hydration – especially with filling, nutritously awesome, healthy smoothies. Everything else has been placed lovingly on the back burner.
Want to join me on the healthy smoothie train? I’ve got some awesome recipes for you below!