The Detox Smoothie You Need In Your Life

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If you follow me on snap chat, you saw that I made quite the green smoothie this weekend.

I call it my “detox smoothie” but it should really be called my “everything, super food, incredibly amazing” smoothie. It’s my “I splurged all weekend and my body needs nutrients” smoothie. As well as my ” I drank too much last night” smoothie, or even my “dang it, I’m getting sick” smoothie.

Aka – my everything smoothie.

There is so much nutrition packed in it, that after I drink it, I immediately feel better.

This smoothie has over 277% of your daily Vitamin A intake as well as over 46% of your daily Vitamin C intake. It’s filled with tons of calcium, iron, protein, healthy fats, potassium and just the right amount of good carbs.

Once again, everything.

Because of the ginger, this smoothie has a little bit of a kick to it, but if you have had my pink detox drink, you know I like things with a major kick.

I love drinking this smoothie after spin class, early mornings after indulging a little too much from the night before, or anytime I need a pick me up. It’s also a great smoothie for when you’re feeling bloated.

Why this smoothie is SO GREAT!

Bananas: Bananas are really high in potassium. Potassium helps regulate sodium levels, which prevents water retention. Salty foods are the root cause of bloating, so that’s why eating foods high in potassium are great of de-bloating.

Coconut Water: Coconut water is super hydrating, is filled with electrolytes and is also high in potassium.

Ginger: Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory food as well as a digestive aid.

Pineapple: Pineapple has bromelian in it, which is a powerful digestive enzyme. The presence of this enzyme helps aid in digesting protein, breaking down fat, and reducing inflammation.

Spinach: Spinach is a great source of B12, B5, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, magnesium, fiber, protein, potassium and more. It’s also a great anti-inflammatory and helps to fight against cancer.

Coconut Oil: I can honestly say I’m obsessed with coconut oil, it is a true super food. It’s a healthy fat that increases energy, helps to speed up your metabolism, helps to reduce inflammation, it helps your body absorb more nutrients than it normally would, it boosts your immune system, helping to kill viruses, and it makes your skin and hair look healthier!

Bee Pollen: Bee pollen is filled with protein and vitamin B which helps enhance energy. I love bee pollen for when I am sick because it’s a great anti-inflammatory for your lungs. It helps treat allergies, it aids in digestion, and helps to boost your immune system.

 


Ingredients


1 cup coconut water

1/2 frozen banana

1/3 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1 cup baby spinach

1/2 scoop vanilla protein

1 tsp coconut oil

2 tbsp ginger

1 tsp bee pollen


Directions


Step 1: Freeze your fruit.The key ingredient to this smoothie is the frozen fruit. There is no ice, so the frozen banana and pineapple is very important.

Step 2: Put into blender, and blend until completely until it reaches the smoothie consistency.

Step 3: Sprinkle bee polle

xo,

Lauren

Nutrition: calories: 261 // protein: 15.7g // carbs: 36g // fiber: 4g // sugar: 21g // fat: 9g // potassium 1,267 mg // vitamin A: 367% of your daily intake // vitamin c: 168% // calcium 24% // iron 32 %

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

 Alright, alright, alright

It’s time to start getting into the Halloween Spirit.

I’ve been all about this spook-tacular Pumpkin Protein Smoothie. I mean, I know its not exactly spooky, but, it’s the little things right?! It’s a lot like my Cake Better Protein Smoothie, so you know it’s going to be super yummy.

 Be sure to check out my post tomorrow! It’s another Halloween themed one, butttt I think you might really like it!:)

We’re heading out of town tomorrow, so I am super busy today trying to get everything done before we leave!

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!


Ingredients


 

1/2 cup cottage cheese

1/4 cup organic pumpkin puree

1/2 frozen banana

1 scoop vanilla protein

1 tsp honey

1 tsp pumpkin spice

1/32 cup water

desired about of ice


Directions


 

Put everything in your blender, and blend blend blend! Remember, I always leave my blender on for like a really long time. I do this to get the perfect creamy consistency!

Nutrition: Calories: 277; Fat: 3.5(g); Carbs: 25.8(g) Sugar: 11.7(g); Protein: 34(g)

xo,

Lauren

Cake Batter Protein Smoothie

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I’m going to go ahead and say, this might be the most amazing smoothie I have ever had.This has been my go-to, after workout smoothie for a few years now & I don’t plan on changing that! I have altered the recipe here and there, but always go back to the originally recipe because it’s that amazing. 

What makes it sooooo amazing?? The key // secret ingredient of course!!

Cottage Cheese

Yep, thats right, the main ingredient is cottage cheese. That may sound weird, but trust me on this one. It not only adds a lot of extra natural protein to your smoothie, but it also makes it incredibly creamy. It’s the perfect smoothie texture. Like I said, amazing.

It’s perfect for after a workout because it is so high in protein, healthy fats, and just the right amount of carbs without going over board. It really fills you up, and replenishes your body after a hard work out.

Try it, you won’t regret it. Promise promise, you’ll be in shock!


Ingredients

1/2 cup Low-fat cottage cheese

1 scoop vanilla protein

1/2 frozen banana

1/4 cup water

1/2  cup ice  – or until the perfect texture!


Directions

Blend, Blend Blend!

Remember my extra tip from this post, I let my smoothies blend for a really long time while I pack up my purse, turn out lights, put up dishes & etc. This way, everything is super blended with the perfect texture!


Nutrition: Calories: 242; Fat: 3.8(g); Carbs: 22.2(g); Protein 31.8(g)

xo,

Lauren

My Morning Green Protein Smoothie

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Hi guys!!:)

I know everyone has heard this a million times, but breakfast is in deed THE MOST important meal of the day. By eating breakfast, it allows your metabolism to get a kick start, and provides you with nutrients and energy you need for your day. I don’t know about you guys, but I love breakfast, so this is pretty much a win-win for me.

But this doesn’t mean that having pancakes, and donuts first thing in the morning is good for you. The whole point is to have a nutrient full breakfast, one that makes your body happy 🙂

When it comes to breakfast though, for probably the past two years, I have had oatmeal every.single.day. No jokes, I’m all about my fiber. But recently I have been switching it up with this super yummy green smoothie.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love my oatmeal (I’ll eventually share my favorite way to make it!) but I needed to change it up a little bit. A little change never hurt anybody, right?

And I promise, you can’t even taste the spinach!

Here is the recipe.

MORNING GREEN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Ingredients 

1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

1 cup Baby Spinach

1/2 Frozen Banana

2 scoops PB2

1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 dash Cinnamon

1/2 cup Ice Cubes

Directions 

Blend, Blend, Blend!

My little tip, I always leave the blender on for a couple minutes while I pack up my purse and turn off the lights before heading out. This way it’s super creamy and doesn’t have random pieces of ice!

Nutrition: Calories: 244, Fat: 6(g), Carbs: 24(g), Fiber: 7(g), Sugar: 11(g), Protein: 26.5(g) Vitamin A: 391%, Vitamin C: 101%, Calcium: 75%, Iron: 33%