Peach Raspberry Smoothie

Peach Raspberry Smoothie

Peach Raspberry Smoothie

I know, I know. Another smoothie recipe. But I have good reason to be posting this filled-to-the-brim-with-peaches-and-raspberries smoothie.

IT’S FREAKIN’ DELICIOUS.

(I say that about all of them, don’t I?)

AND…

With peaches being a part of the stone fruit family, I would go out on a limb and say that any of the stone fruits would be great. That means nectarines, cherries, plums, or apricots could all be substituted for the peach if that’s what you have on hand (or want to experiment with something new).

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Vanilla Almond Smoothie

Vanilla Almond Smoothie

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I feel like my smoothie obsession has gone from healthy (and delicious) to I’ve got a serious problem and should start considering another option for breakfast. I’ll consider it … while I sip on a tall glass of vanilla almond smoothie.

All joking aside, I wanted to play around with adding a dairy-free yogurt into the mix.

So, this smoothie is the result of that playing.

I’m not sure I’m a huge fan of yogurt in smoothies, but have a feeling that may have more to do with the kind of yogurt I was using versus an actual distaste of yogurt in smoothies. But that will require a lot of testing.

And I’m 99% sure I’m up for the challenge.

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Vanilla Almond Smoothie

Looking for a new way to use up your (dairy-free) yogurt? Why not add it into this creamy and delicious Vanilla Almond Smoothie.
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup frozen banana chunks
  • 2 tbs almond butter
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt*
  • 3/4 cup almond milk

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and pulse a few times to break up the banana chunks.
  2. Pulse on high for 30-60 seconds, or until smooth.
  3. Drink up, yo.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.
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Pineapple, Orange, and Mango Smoothie

Pineapple, Orange, and Mango Smoothie

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I half expected that smoothies would have faded out of my life by now. But the truth is, they haven’t. It almost feels like the obsession has only gotten deeper.

I have a different smoothie combination penciled in for each day of the week on our weekly menu plan. I’ve been taking obsessive notes about what has been going into each smoothie, and how much, so that I can come back here and share those things with you.

I’ve even gone through my Instagram feed and looked over what smoothie combinations got the most interest so that I could recreate my haphazard throwing of fruit in the cup.

And even though I’m fairly certain that I say this about every single smoothie I make, The Babe had a realllllly hard time waiting for me to finish taking pictures of this one because she was READY to get it in her belly.

Toddlers, man.

They have zero patience for pictures. (Or anything else for that matter.)

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Pineapple, Orange, and Mango Smoothie

Enjoy this deliciously sweet treat that packs an immune boosting punch whenever you're needing a pick-me-up. Or breakfast. Or a snack. (You get the idea.)
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 navel orange peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbs chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and pulse a few times to break up the banana chunks.
  2. Pulse on high for 30-60 seconds, or until smooth.
  3. Drink up, yo.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.

Grapefruit + Spinach Smoothie

Grapefruit + Spinach Smoothie

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Have you ever noticed that kids get enamored with and/or fixated on the strangest things? During our last trip to the grocery store, The Babe was all about grapefruits. Her favorite section (and mine, too) is the fresh produce — so many cools things to look at and touch.

I apparently spent a bit too much time lingering in the citrus section, because The Babe kept pointing at the grapefruit area and asking “What that?”

I handed her a grapefruit and told her about their sweet and tart insides and she smiled, hug it tight, and said “Let’s get.”

Your wish is my command, kiddo.

And then it promptly got shoved into the fruit bowl so that I could figure out what the heck to do with it. You know, aside from just plain eating it. I eventually took to Pinterest, because I was curious about smoothie combinations.

Turns out, there are maybe two ways to add grapefruit to smoothies: with mango and banana OR strawberries and banana.

BUT.

I managed to find this (gorgeous) looking smoothie from Get Inspired Everyday and knew that this was going to be my next smoothie. It did NOT disappoint.

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Grapefruit + Spinach Smoothie

The perfectly sweet and tart way to start your day. Bonus points for getting in a healthy dose of greens.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup grapefruit chunks
  • 1/3 cup pineapple chunks
  • 2/3 cup frozen banana chunks
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup baby spinach loosely packed

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and pulse a few times to break up banana chunks.
  2. Pulse on high for 30-60 seconds, or until smooth.
  3. Drink up, yo.

Allergen Information

Dairy free, nightshade free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.

Green Grape + Spinach Smoothie

Green Grape + Spinach Smoothie

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What could be a more enjoyable way to start your day than with a deliciously green smoothie in hand and a happy kiddo laughing and giggling next to you?

Nothing, really.

Unless, of course, we’re talking about the bowl of cookie butter and pretzel thins I just downed in response to an afternoon full of toddler antics. Because THAT was freakin’ fantastic.

Our morning was filled with laughter and giggles and “Mama, more smoothie please!” It was also filled with playtime and kisses galore. But our afternoon? That was filled with a heaping cupful of misery, ear curdling screams, and as many toddler antics The Babe could cram into the span of 3 hours.

Which culminated in a puddle of pee and a very unhappy house.

Fecking. Toddlers. Man.

Do you think making another one of these grape + spinach smoothies would effectively give us a do-over for the day? Because I’m just about willing to do anything to make that happen.

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Green Grape + Spinach Smoothie

Start your morning off right with this deliciously green, toddler-approved smoothie.
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 2/3 cup frozen or 1 medium sized banana chunks
  • 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup almond milk*

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and pulse a few times to break up banana chunks.
  2. Pulse on high for 30-60 seconds, or until smooth.
  3. Pour into your favorite cup (or simply add a straw) and sip your troubles away.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.
Note: Almond milk can be substituted for any milk or liquid you have on hand, like cows milk, cashew milk, soy milk, hemp milk, coconut milk, coconut water, juice (white grape would be a stellar choice), or water.

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