I know it’s winter, but we have this smoothie year round because it is oh- so-yummy + full of all kinds of fiber, antioxidant goodness! Like we mentioned in the Matcha smoothie recipe, feel free to turn it into a smoothie bowl + top with granola/oats/seeds/pecans/honey/ +/or chia seeds!
1 cup frozen sweet potatoes* OR 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup frozen cauliflower florets
1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1 tablespoon almond butter (omit depending on appetite- when we’re hungry enough, we’ll add the almond or peanut butter)
1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (optional- again, depends on hunger)
2 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
a pinch of sea salt
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Ice to taste
*For the sweet potatoes, I keep diced + peeled sweet potatoes in our freezer for easy smoothie use!
P.S. One of my favorite things to add to smoothies (usually when I’m turning them into a meal) is rolled oats! SOO yummy and thickens it right up! If you decide to add oats, start with 1/4 C.
What a lovely day to post about Smoothies- it’s freeezzzzing over here on the east coast. We are in northern Florida and not used this 30 degree weather! But none-the-less smoothies are always yummy and a great way to get a lot of the good stuff in. I probably have on average- 4 to 5 smoothies (of some kind) a week. This one is a total favorite of ours! It has Matcha, so what’s not to love!
recipe – for one serving
1 cup lightly packed baby spinach
1 frozen banana
1 teaspoon Matcha powder
3/4 cup of coconut water or almond milk (increase based on preference)
Ice to preference
1/4 Tsp Golden Milk (this is turmeric + date powder) – optional
1/4 Tsp Spirulina – Optional
Scoop of protein powder- Optional (when we are hungry enough we will add a scoop of Patrick’s protein concoction aka an even mix of whey + plant based protein powder)
Have your pick of sprinkled organic honey, chia seeds, cinnamon and/or coconut on top! Smoothies are great because this is just a base but if you’re feeling extra hungry just add some Greek Yogurt or add blueberries to mix it up! I actually love the taste of blueberries and Matcha together. If you do add fruit- do about 1/3 of a cup! Feelin like you need more fiber in your diet? Add a Tbsp of ground flax!
One of my other favorite things is turning smoothies into a “bowl” aka more space to sprinkle goodies on top! Typically if I’m wanting to turn my smoothie into a bowl, I like them with a little more ice added so it thickens it up- but those details are all about preference!