Smoothies are a big part of my day since moving out to the bush. Without access to farm fresh eggs, I have decided that smoothies are my go to breakfast these days. Sure there are alternatives, like toast, granola, fruit crumbles even, but those all require time in advance. Not that I don’t bake bread, but I definitely don’t want to eat it everyday, same with granola. The only exception is that I do think I could probably eat fruit crumble (the whole food version) everyday, but I don’t find them very filling. Besides it’s a little harder to sneak veggies into a crumble than into a smoothie.
So, I decided to go on a search for delicious smoothies.
AND I wanted a variety.
Today I might have blueberries, but tomorrow I may not. I may have used up all my spinach and need other vegetable options. Essentially I just need options for a variety of veggies and fruit, since my grocery deliveries are only every 3 weeks. A girl runs out of stuff. Usually the good stuff first…like cherries and spinach.
But then there are days where I want more protein than others. Sometimes I just want something light and fresh and other times something more filling, like a meal.
Do you ever feel that way?
And then there are times it’s just nice not to have the same old thing all the time. Or some days it’s fun to have something so delicious you trick yourself into believing you’re having dessert for breakfast. Now who doesn’t love that?
When I first got out here I didn’t think I could have smoothies everyday. I thought I’d eventually get bored. I like something different all the time. I was sure I’d run out of options. Woah was I wrong. A quick search led me to whole food bloggers creating amazing tasting smoothies. A rainbow of smoothie flavors. It will be a long time before I get bored.
These fruit smoothies have worked out great. Smoothies can even get me out of a lunch time bind, if I’m in a super rush or just need a snack to get me through until dinner.
This is only the tip of the iceberg as they say. Most of these bloggers had half a dozen or more smoothies on their sites alone. Multiply that by just the blogs listed here and that’s 60 to 100 smoothies!
There’s no chance of smoothie boredom in the near future.
- Protein packed smoothies
- Delicious treat smoothies good enough for dessert
- Vegetable inspired smoothies
- Superfood smoothies
- Smoothie trick for quick easy no fuss smoothies
- How to make your own creations
- Hemp, cantaloupe, greens, berries, bananas, peaches, peanut butter and on and on!
If you have a favorite smoothie, tell us about it in the comment section or add a link so we can try it out.
Shelley is a holistic chef and healing foods specialist amongst a long list of other amazing things. What you’ll find on her site are healthy, well thought out recipes with a focus of foods that heal or keep our bodies healthy. I love how she breaks down the ingredients. Why they benefit our bodies and minds, and why we should care! There’s no shortage of recipes including a variety of superfoods, but the best part is she keeps it simple. There’s a soothing energy that floats off her webpage.
I just love this lady! She blogs from a registered nutritionist’s point of view, which means her posts are super informative. I learn something every single time I visit her blog. What I actually like most is how she keeps simplicity at the forefront of all her recipes. That means that even really busy people don’t have any more excuses. This is just one of those great examples. These little smoothie cups are pre-made (you know how I love to meal prep for the week). Pop two of these babies into your blender with some liquid of your choice, and voila, instant smoothie. Brilliant! Or pour it into a Popsicle tray for a delicious treat
This is one of those superb smoothies I was talking about when referring to alternate veggie ideas for my smoothies. Jeanette never ceases to astound me. She has 3 boys, one who’s gluten intolerant (among other allergies), volunteers to help cancer patients, and teaches the elderly to cook. In my opinion a super duper human being in general. Where does she find the time to create the amazing recipes and then blog about them? I don’t think you can help but like her. Her recipes are heart smart, healthy and family friendly. And her affection for a variety of ethnic cuisine means you’ll never get bored!
Yeah baby! Sometimes I just want to feel like I’m doing something naughty like having chocolate cake for breakfast and this one fits the bill just perfectly. I just love peanut butter and banana together. I’d actually sneak in some raw cacao from time to time for extra naughtiness! Katie’s blog is focused on Traditionally prepared foods based on WAP teachings. She’s been on a journey with whole foods and her recipes have changed over time. What I like is that she “owns” her journey and doesn’t hide from it. You can look at her older recipes and see where she was, where she went and where she is now. Her recipes are always easy, never fuzzy and totally family friendly.
Cherries are one of my favorites. I don’t think there’s anyone who wouldn’t love this. Here’s a link on learning how to create your own simple smoothies. It’s a post in a series called “One Simple Change.” It is so good. If you’ve ever wanted simple steps to put your health on track by making one simple change every week, then this series is for you. The series got so much attention in fact, she was approached about writing a book about it and expanding on the ideas. One Simple Change is now available for preorder through Amazon. I can’t wait to get my hands on my very own copy!
This is one of those do it all smoothies. The peaches make it taste amazing, it’s sweetened with superfood lucuma, has extra protein from the hemp and is loaded with healthy fats from the coconut milk. Amber is a blogger that was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and her blog is dedicated to holistic healing of IBD. With her son needing an allergy free diet you’ll find lots of information and helpful recipes if you too follow an allergy free diet. As most of my readers know, I don’t follow an allergy free diet. I eat pretty much anything in moderation, but I love her recipes. You don’t need to be following a special diet to love this site. I also happen to think Amber is one of the nicest people I have ever “met.”
Tessa’s site is an absolutely amazing resource of delicious recipes with a focus on allergy free cooking. If you have a specialized diet, you won’t be disappointed. She has something for everyone. Whether you’re following a Paleo diet, a Vegan diet, Casein free, sugar free….the list goes on. The best part, they’re all super tasty. So even those with no special diet restriction can enjoy her creations. Check out her resource of recipes and other smoothies here. I tried this smoothie out a few days ago and it’s our new favorite. We’ve had it 3 days in a row! I’m just sad I ran out of limes. Next grocery delivery, more limes. You have to try this! It’s superb.
For me, this is sunshine in a glass. The bright flavors of grapefruit and ginger, the creaminess of nanners and avo. Hefty enough to functions as a filling breakfast (thanks to the avo), but still manages to be light and refreshing.
I like to call this one the BIG BOY smoothie. It will knock even the biggest hunger pains out of the park. This is a 500 cal smoothie that easily replaces lunch or even dinner. The best part is it will keep you going for hours and hours. So for those busy days when you know you’re not going to get a chance to stop for awhile, reach for this big boy.
What’s your favorite smoothie? Add a link in the comment section or tell us about it!