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Keeping frozen fruits on-hand makes preparing refreshing smoothies super-simple.
When a banana is very ripe, instead of throwing it away, I take off the skin, cut the fruit into 3-4 pieces and freeze flat in a zip-top bag. I do the same with berries when they start to soften. Just wash and freeze in a zip-top bag. Be sure to remove all the air from the bag to ensure food safety.
When I’m making a smoothie, I just toss the frozen fruit into the mix—delicious!
Healthy Sugar Alternative
If you want to add a little more sweetness to your smoothies, try one of these options.
Add a bit more banana OR 1 pitted date OR 1 teaspoon good quality honey (raw honey, manuka honey) OR sprinkle in some cinnamon powder.
Kale is a superfood for a good reason, it is bursting with essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber (vitamins K, A and C) and is praised for its benefits for heart health, inflammation and more. This combination of kale, blueberries and mint, will make you fall in love with kale.
Optional: 1 scoop protein powder
Naturally sweet and dairy-free smoothie with oats and flax seed to carry you through until lunch. Flax seeds contain anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids along with antioxidants, that help improve digestion, cardiovascular health, cholesterol and hormone balance, while fighting sugar cravings.
Give yourself a morning or afternoon boost with a shake packed with antioxidants, omega 3 and protein. Chlorella is protein-packed type of algae that is also rich in B12, iron, and vitamin C.
Add a little more or less liquid (water, nut milk or coconut water) to achieve your preferred consistency.