Smoothies 

Smoothies 

Is it hot where you are? Because I feel like I am roasting here! Granted, I am 30 weeks pregnant and the high today is in the mid 90’s… Tomorrow’s high is ONLY supposed to reach the low 100’s, great.

So, on these hot days, who feels like cooking? As I mentioned in my previous post, I choose the quick and easy route, that does not require an oven or stove. I don’t want any heated appliance on at this point.

My go to? Smoothies! Not only are they delicious and filling, but easily served chilled and frosty.

Here are a few of my favorite (kid approved) smoothie recipes:

Oatmeal Cookie
This is a great one to experiment with. The flavor is not overpowering, so you can add more banana or peanut butter, depending on personal preference. 
Rolled oats – about 1/4 cup (or enough to cover the blades at bottom of blender)
Almond milk (or cashew milk) – 1 cup
Almond butter (or PB) – 2 TBSP
Banana – 1
Chia seeds – 1 TBSP
Cinnamon – 1/4 tsp
Ice – 1 cup
Blend – Add water or almond milk (about 1/4 cup), if consistency is too thick.

PB & J Greens
I realize this says PB & J, but that’s because AB & J doesn’t have the same ring to it! 
Spinach – 1 cup
Mixed frozen berries – 1 cup
Almond butter – 1 TBSP
Almond milk (or cashew milk) – 1 cup
Banana (optional) – 1
Ice – 1 cup
Blend – Add water or almond milk (about 1/4 cup), if consistency is too thick.

Creamy Coconut
Coconut milk – 1/2 cup (or 1 cup, if you omit 1/2 cup water)
Water – 1/2 cup
Vanilla yogurt (cashew, almond or coconut) – 1/2 cup
Oats – 1/4 cup
Cinnamon – 1/4 tsp
Ground flax – 1 TBSP
Agave or date paste – 1 TBSP (if desired)
Ice – 1 cup
Blend – Add water (about 1/4 cup), if consistency is too thick.

Tropical Kale
Kale – 3-4 large stems broken into thirds
Coconut water – 1 cup
Mango – 1/2 cup
Pineapple (optional) – 1/2 cup
Ice – 1 cup
Blend – Add more coconut water (about 1/4 cup), if consistency is too thick.

Enjoy!

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