Dairy Free Energy Blast Fruit Smoothies

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Energy-Blast-Smoothie

I know, it’s not a yummy pasta or chicken recipe today, but I have been on a smoothie kick lately- and before you call me boring for it… just hear me out. I brought a smoothie to work one morning a few weeks ago- and I was AMAZED at the amount of energy it gave me. I don’t even need coffee in the morning anymore – (granted, I’d only have a half of a cup in the morning at most anyway), but still, now I don’t have any coffee at all 😉  I wish I started this habit a long time ago. I saw a commercial for a Nutri-Bullet, and listened to all of the stories people had about how they just felt better after working more fruits and vegetables into their diets with smoothies. Since I’m a sucker, I bought the dang thing. But I have to say, they were all RIGHT. 

The key to a creamy smoothie is in the yogurt. I love making these for me and my dairy-free friend so when I do, it’s Silk Dairy-Free yogurt alternative from Walmart all the way.  I love their flavor options (they have Blueberry, Peach & Mango, Strawberry & Vanilla)- all of which are perfect in this smoothie.

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This is honestly a really sneaky way to get in a lot of nutrients for yourself right from the get-go in the morning. You can also add some protein powder, some nuts, and other types of fruit. I am NOT a health nut, I think that’s pretty obvious considering 95% of my recipes contain some kind of cheese and err on the comfort food side of things. But all the more reason to trust me on this one- smoothies are where it’s at. I feel good knowing that once mid-morning has arrived, I’ve already nourished myself pretty good- and my energy levels really show it. (Plus, that just means that I have earned some cheesy goodness later… mwaahahaa…)

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My husband even enjoys these morning smoothies! ….Are they pink? YES. Does he avoid using clear containers so that people don’t know that he’s drinking a pink fruity drink? YES. (Sorry Mark, I just blew up your spot.)

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Ingredients
  • ½ cup Silk non-dairy peach mango yogurt
  • ¼ cup cubed frozen pineapple
  • ⅛ cup frozen blackberries
  • ⅛ cup frozen raspberries
  • ⅓ cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ cup spinach
  • ½ cup water
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or bullet and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
Notes
Additional energizing ingredient options:

Almonds, Cashews, Peanut Butter, Chia Seeds, Flax seeds

 

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