Refreshing Melon Smoothie!

13534427_607973452697889_543420832_nMan it is hot out!! Even at 8:00 am on the beach for Pilates on the beach classes it’s stifling. Need some thing light and refreshing for those super hot days??? This is the perfect summer smoothie! Loaded with antioxidants, this is the perfect refreshing drink for hot and humid days! Tastes just like summer and it’s good for you!! Enjoy!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup water
  • 2.5 cup watermelon
  • 1.5 cup cantelope
  • 1 spring of mint
  • 2-3 cubes of ice

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and mix well.
  2. Pour into a mason jar and enjoy!!

Chocolate Coconut Banana Smoothie

choc coco banI needed a little pick me up mid-day, 3 weeks to go till baby girl shows up and I’ve been tackling the giant to do list like a mad woman, guess it’s the good and bad thing about “the nesting period” of pregnancy. So I threw this little ditty together to give myself a boost to get through more clients and class last evening. Quick and easy this one could be a staple if you need a healthy smoothie mid day.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut for garnish
  • 4-5 ice cubes

Directions:

  1. In a Vitmaix or immersion blender, add all ingredients except for shredded coconut.
  2. Blend well. Pour into glass, top with shredded coconut
  3. Enjoy!

 

Mango, Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie

mangoIt finally feels like spring here in the Mid-Atlantic. The temperatures have finally reached the high 70’s and low 80’s all week. It’s a great time to finally get out and start working on the gardens and your yard. But with all this gorgeous weather, everything begins to bloom, making the world a much more fragrant and beautiful place, it also brings the pollen count sky rocketing to an all time high. My little guy even asked the other day, “Why did Daddy paint the porch yellow?” That will tell you how much pollen we have in the air this week.

If you’re plagued with seasonal allergies you probably feeling it big time right now, scratchy throat, water itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, runny nose, sinus infections, upper respiratory infections, the list goes on and on with allergies. So you’re probably not feeling to hot lately. With all this beautiful weather you don’t want to stay couped up in your house. Up your antioxidants and protein with this new smoothie recipe! Have it for breakfast, a pick me up in the middle day, or save it for a healthy dessert! Help kick the allergies, boost your immune system, replace an unhealthy snack with something a lot better for you. simple and fast you’re guaranteed to love this one!

Ingredients:

  •  1 mango chopped- save a piece for garnish
  • 1/2 cup strawberries sliced- save half a strawberry for garnish
  • 2 cups organic coconut milk
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender or Vitamix and mix well.
  2. Pour into a glass and add a straw
  3. garnish with mango and strawberry slices
  4. top with a sprinkle of chia seeds if you wish

Drink up and enjoy! Slip away for a little down time while you enjoy your smoothie!

Peachy-Keen Summer Smoothie

Summer, summer is definitely here this week! Whoaaa! And it’s a hot one, temperatures have finally sky rocketed into the high 90’s and into the 100’s with the heat index. Days this hot makes it hard to want to eat anything so I have the perfect smoothie for you just as all those pretty peaches are showing up at the farmers markets, and you can even go pick your own at your local farm this time of year!

Here’s my peachy-keen smoothie for something cool and refreshing, but also filling so you won’t starve yourself because it’s way too hot to eat. This recipe is great for after a workout, when you are famished and want something fast, but not something that’s going to make you feel uncomfortable or perfect for that breakfast on the go!

 Ingredients:

2 fresh ripe peaches

1 frozen banana

¾ Cup of whole oats

1 tablespoon local honey

2.5 Cups of almond milk

1 Tablespoon of flax seed

Ice

Directions:

Blend everything into a high-speed blender and enjoy!!