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#1          Heavenly Chocolate

This is a rich chocolate delicious smoothie that is filled with healthy and filling benefits!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups coconut water    (fresh is a little nuttier!)
  • 4 Tbsp  Raw Cacao          (benefits here)  (substitute: cocoa, unsweetened)
  • 1 Tbsp Maca                          (learn more)
  • 1/2 -1 Tbsp Dandy Blend     ( a coffee alternative with over 50 trace minerals and no caffeine!)                                                            learn more  (substitute: brewed coffee or leave out)
  • 1+ Tbsp protein, vanilla is best        ( I use pea protein)
  • 3 Tbsp Pumpkin puree, always grab the organic kind!
  • 2 Tbsp Nut butter             (almond, peanut, cashew, any! grab the one with NO added sugar)
  • 2-4 Brazil nuts                     (meet your selenium needs) learn even more (3 ways!)
  • 4 dates                                       (benefits)
  • 1 banana, frozen is my favorite for smoothness.
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla
  • stevia, maple syrup or honey if you want it a bit sweeter.

cinnamon is also a good addition. sometimes I just forget and it is good either way! this morning I added 1/4 of an avocado. There are so many options.

Instructions:

Give a whir in your Vitamix until smooth and enjoy.

 

#2        Chia Ginger Spice Latte

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brewed Rooibos Chai tea  (like this)
  • 1/2 cup Almond or Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Almond butter
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (or more !)
  • Honey, Maple syrup, Stevia to tase

Optional: add a scoop of your favorite protein powder for  protein punch!

 

Instructions:

Put all in a blender and whir until smooth. Drink warm or cool.

Vitamix is the best if you are looking for a good one…or if you just want a multi use blender that ROCKS!!

 

#3      Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Almond Milk, unsweetened
  • 1/4  Cup pumpkin Puree
  • 1 packet Starbucks Via (or 1/2 Tbsp other instant coffee)
  • 3 dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp flaxseed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • stevia to taste

Instructions:

dump it all into a Vitamix, give it a whir until smooth, pour into a pretty glass and drink!

Optional: add a frozen banana, ice cubes, protein powder, flax oil, brazil nuts, chia, hemp seed, or  whatever good healthy add-ons that you can think of! These don’t change the flavor, so have fun!

Why, you ask???

Chia seeds (massive nutrients)

flax oil  (omega 3 and more)

hemp seed ( healing )

brazil nuts ( selenium plus )

Dandy Blend (coffee flavor with benefits)

 

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