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Energizing Matcha Smoothie

I’m a frappuccino addict. A green tea frappuccino addict to be precise. It all started years ago when I friend introduced me into the the world of these frozen delights. But through the years, I’ve come to realize that even thought they might contain beneficial green tea, the frappuccinos are also fun of sugar (or artificial sugar) and other crazy, not beneficial ingredients. This left me with a problem. I wanted green tea frappuccinos but I didn’t want all that junk. My wallet would also appreciate having less of my money go to silly drinks. Thankfully, I’m also addicted...

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Apple Pie Smoothie

I’ve been wanting to try this apple pie smoothie for some time now but it wasn’t until this week that I took the plunge. The weather shifted to hinting of fall and suddenly I was ready for all things autumn! The great thing about this smoothie is that while it has obvious “dreaming of fall” flavor it is still a nice cool drink on a warm “still summer” day. So even if you are in the hotter regions and fall seems a long ways away, you can whip up this smoothie and imagine it’s a crisp fall day. Much...

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

Do you buy carrots like we do? We buy 10 pounds of carrots at a time and we go through them in just a few weeks. We could probably go through them much faster but my carrots would plan a mutiny against me if we ate them that often! Needless to say, I’m always trying to come up with new ways to make use of all these carrots. This, by the way is why most of my recipes on this blog have to do with carrots; carrot cake popsicles, sunshine carrots, carrot fries, sunshine carrot soup, carrot cake baked...

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Chai Spice Smoothie

I have a confession to make. I’m obsessed with chai lately. The combination of spices is heavenly and you can use them in so many things. Fair warning, I’m bound to have a few chai recipes on this blog soon! Did you know that chai actually refers to tea and not the spices that we usually think of as chai? Growing up in a ¬†world of coffee shops on every corner, I will admit that this was news to me! Masala Chai is what we are actually referring to when we think about “chai”. Masala meaning a mixture of...

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Gingerbread Smoothie

I’m not going to claim the first to make a gingerbread smoothie. There are many recipes out there. However, that’s not going to stop me from sharing my version with you! Why? Because there are a lot of crazy ones out there. Many use protein powder, some add veggies, others use actual gingerbread cookies. Some of those things are good add ins, some are not so healthy, and some just turn that smoothie into a milk shake instead! I however, like to keep my smoothies relatively simple. My gingerbread smoothie has basic ingredients with the exception of the stevia....

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Fall is in the air and with that comes all things pumpkin! Smoothies are no exception to this rule. Yes, the weather is getting cooler but we can still enjoy a smoothie, especially when it’s a nice Pumpkin Spice Smoothie! The nice thing about this smoothie is you are getting some amazing benefits from the pumpkin. Pumpkin is full of vitamin A which is important for eye and bone health as well as building a strong immune system. Pumpkins are high in antioxidants too! Not to mention, pumpkin has even more potassium than bananas! So much goodness! Feel free...

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12 Healthy Smoothie Add-Ins

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that we love smoothies in our family. We all have one a day and smoothies are the sole reason why I buy 20 bunches of bananas every month! Now a standard smoothie is pretty healthy on its own; usually that’s diary and fruit. Still perfectly healthy and good for you. Why stop there? Why not make it extra healthy? Smoothies are a great way of adding in things that you wouldn’t normally consume on a daily basis or need to eat more of. From adding healthy fats, to sneaking in veggies, to adding spices...

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