Apr
10

SacSmoothies Roundup

You know the SacFoodies LIVE for a fabulous breakfast – eggs benedict, bacon, biscuits, you name it. That being said, most weekday mornings don’t lend themselves enough time for a full-on cooked breakfast. We’ve discovered that smoothies are the perfect speedy snack for a busy morning and can be just as delicious as the full *breakfast experience.* There’s now a big group in the office that makes smoothies as their breakfast or mid-day snack and we’re highlighting some fun and easy smoothie recipes for our foodie friends.

For the next three weeks, we’ll show off our favorite morning smoothie recipes and will share our best smoothie-licious tips. Whether you’re working with a decade old Magic Bullet or a brand-new Vitamix, these smoothies are all easy to throw together, portioned for one (no messy leftovers here!) and a great way to kick start your weekday. Check back here each Wednesday for a new smoothie recipe, and follow along on Instagram to see us in action!

Pro Tip: If you make a smoothie every day, or even every week, we recommend buying some reusable straws. We like the silicone ones you can find here, but there are also stainless steel and glass options. It’s better for the environment and better for your budget in the long haul!

Week 1: The Blend and Snap

  • 1 Banana (frozen or fresh)
  • Almond Milk
  • 1 Scoop Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 Dash Cinnamon

Combine and blend!

   

Week 2: The “Smooth” By Santana ft. Rob Thomas 

  • 1 Banana (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 Cup Frozen Pineapple
    • Tip: Frozen fruit can be expensive! Instead, pick up whole fresh pineapples at the store, slice them into small chunks and store in a freezer safe bag until you’re ready to blend.
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Water
    • You could easily sub this water for more almond milk if you like a creamier smoothie.
  • 1 Cup Fresh Spinach
  • 1 Handful of Raspberries
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
    • Chia seeds are my favorite smoothie addition! They are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber. Plus, adding them to your breakfast will help you stay full for hours.

Combine and blend! Add more liquid as needed. Recipe adapted from Ally’s Cooking.

 

Week 3: The “Suddenly All These Boys Are In My Yard”

  • 1/2 Cup Blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 Cup Full-Fat Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp MCT oil or Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
    • Tip: Use MCT oil! I used extra virgin coconut oil and it didn’t blend very well.
  • 1/2 Tsp Sugar-free Vanilla Extract
  • Optional: 3-5 Drops Liquid Stevia
    • I didn’t add this, but next time I definitely would!

Combine and blend until smooth and creamy! Recipe adapted from Keto Diet App. 

   

Week 4: The “Do You Even Blend, Bro!?”

  • 1 Handful of Greens
    • Kale, Chard and Spinach work great but use whatever you have on hand
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 4-6 Oz of Coconut Milk
    • Use full fat for a thicker consistency
  • 2 Tsp. Cacao Powder
  • 2 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive, avocado, or coconut oil
  • 2 Tsp. Spirulina

Blend until smooth.

  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder
    • Use your favorite brand, I like Vanilla Pea Protein
  • 1 Scoop Collagen Powder
  • 1 Handful of Almonds

Blend again for 15-20 seconds to make sure everything is mixed together. Don’t blend too much, you want the almonds to stay chunky. Pour into a bowl and top with your preferred toppings! I used cacao nibs, fresh blueberries, coconut flakes, and chia seeds. Enjoy, bro!

Adapted from Ben Greenfield Fitness

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