With the focus clearly on healthy living at this time of year, I thought I'd review some of my personal favourite smoothie recipes from Woman in Real Life's archives. As you know, smoothies are a quick, healthy option for busy mornings, afternoon snacks and even post-dinner treats.
Cherry Lemonade Smoothie
This Cherry Lemonade Smoothie is a favourite of mine. It makes use of frozen cherries for those times when cherries aren't readily available or are too expensive. The other ingredients are kiwi, lemonade, almond milk and agave nectar.
Pink Pear Smoothie
I created this Pink Pear Smoothie for my son after he requested a "pink" smoothie one day. This recipe did the trick, with banana, strawberries, raspberries and orange juice. And I was able to use up some pears that were going soft on the counter. No non-dairy milk required for this one. Just fruit and juice.
Pre-Gym Raspberry Smoothie
Another fruity smoothie, the Pre-Gym Raspberry Smoothie has fueled many a workout for me. It includes juice, non-dairy milk, fruit, protein powder and DHA, so it's a little meal in a glass!
Pineapple Spinach Smoothie
If you like greens in your smoothie, this might be the recipe for you. It includes a handful of spinach for added nutrients, along with pineapple, banana, strawberries and apple. No non-dairy milk, just orange juice.
A "Greenish" Smoothie
I call this one A Greenish Smoothie because it's not super-green. Many people can't stomach a really green smoothie. This one has kale, but also a clementine, a banana and strawberries. I add a scoop of pumpkin protein powder and a mix of juice and non-dairy milk.
How about you? Are you a smoothie lover? What's your favourite smoothie ingredient?