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COOKIES N' CREAM Smoothie!

I’m postpartum, and for sure am still wanting all the snacks and yummy treats!

Which don’t get me wrong…I’m nursing a baby, which means SNACKS ARE A MUST! But I’m also trying to keep them as healthy as possible!

So as a way to fuel my body with good snacks and treats while I’m healing from birthing my sweet baby, and fuel myself to make enough milk to feed him, I’m packing my smoothies FULL of goodness these past 4 weeks!

And I’m having tons of fun with recipes, check out the BIRTHDAY CAKE SMOOTHIE Recipe I shared a few weeks ago!

This time though….COOKIES N’ CREAM!

Made with Cacao Nibs, which if you didn’t know are a POWERHOUSE ingredient! An excellent source of iron and fiber, plus full of protective antioxidants and magnesium!

Make it to drink like a normal smoothie, or do it like I do, and add all the ice for a nice bowl! It’s the PERFECT evening snack to fight off the need for DESSERT! It literally feels like you’re eating a bowl of ice cream!

But did I mention that the Vanilla Salad I put in mine has the same nutrients that comes in 6 salads! Plus so many adaptogenic herbs and vitamins to help your immune system! It’s delish and a must EVERY SINGLE DAY for me!

Here’s the recipe, ENJOY it, and if you make it, make sure to share a picture and tag me! @brittanysuell

COOKIES N' CREAM Smoothie Recipe!

COOKIES N’ CREAM SMOOTHIE RECIPE

  • 1 cup almond milk

  • 1 cup ice (or for a bowl, add 2+cups of ice)

  • 1 scoop Vanilla Salad (chat with me about getting this plant based goodness)

  • 1/2 frozen banana

  • 2 TBSP cacao nibs

  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract or 1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder

  • 1 tsp nut butter

MIX IN YOUR BLENDER, AND TOP WITH CACAO NIBS! If you are making it a bowl, add ice as you go to make it thicker! Your blender may need some help mixing it up if you put a lot of ice, but it will be worth it for that ice cream-like thickness! ENJOY!

*If you are a pregnant or nursing mama like me, just FYI, for added nutrients and fiber, I’ve been adding hemp seeds and/or chia seeds, and unflavored collagen to my smoothies each day! Not necessary if you are using my Vanilla Salad, but I have those ingredients at home, and trying to put as much “MILK-MAKING” fuel in my smoothie bowls as possible for my baby!


xoxo
Brittany

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Smoothie Series WEEK 4-Great Smoothie Recipes from Fitness Bloggers

Welcome to WEEK 4 of the Naturally Fit Smoothie Series!! I've got some awesome Smoothie Recipes from other Fitness Bloggers to share with you! If you read WEEK 2 of the series, you saw my TOP 2 FAVORITE SMOOTHIE RECIPES, but now I am some awesome, original recipes from other bloggers, and these are way fancier than mine! 

So get your pallets ready and take a look at these great recipes!

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Here's some of my favorite recipes from some amazing fellow Fitness Bloggers: 

GINGER GREEN SMOOTHIE from Love Life Surf

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Ginger is such a great ingredient that can be used in many ways and offers a number of benefits including:

  • Aids in digestion and combats stomach aches and discomfort
  • Alleviates symptoms of motion sickness and nausea
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves your immune system and helps fight colds and sickness

Ginger Green Smoothie Recipe

  • 12 oz. coconut water
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger – sliced or crushed
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice (I use GNC’s vanilla egg protein.)

CRANBERRY CHIA SMOOTHIE from Getting' My Healthy On Cranberry-Chia-Smoothie

Cranberry Chia Smoothie is a fruity and super healthy smoothie recipe, using Greek yogurt, fruit, spinach, and chia seeds

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • handful spinach
  • 1/2 c Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 c cranberries
  • 1/3 c blueberries
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • optional: 3/4 c liquid of choice (water, juice, milk, etc)

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.

PEACHY GREEN SMOOTHIE by Kate Moving Forward

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 peaches (Mine were canned so I also added about 2 Tablespoons of the peach juice.)

1 banana

1-2 cups baby spinach

1 teaspoon flaxseed

1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Designer Whey)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)

6-8 ice cubes

Directions:

Layer all ingredients except for ice in blender. Blend on medium speed until well combined and smooth. Add ice cubes and blend again until thick and creamy. Slurp up!

SPOOKY SMOOTHIE: MACA CHOCOLATE + PUMPKIN ORANGE by Lauren Live Healthy

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Chocolate layer
  1. 1 maca chocolate bar (Vega)
  2. 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
  3. 1 small banana
  4. 1/2 tbsp black chia seeds
Orange layer
  1. 2 pitted dates
  2. 1/2 c pumpkin puree
  3. 1 medium orange, peeled
  4. 1/4 c yogurt (try almond or coconut yogurt for a fun twist!)
  5. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  6. 2-3 dashes pumpkin spice
  7. Splash of vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Make the chocolate layer. In a blender, pulse the chocolate bar until it's in fine pieces. Add in the almond milk, banana and chia seeds. Blend until smooth.
  2. Make the pumpkin layer. Soak the dates in warm water for 2-3 minutes to soften up a bit. Blend with the pumpkin puree, orange, Greek yogurt, cinnamon, pumpkin spice and vanilla.
  3. Pour the chocolate layer into a cup before the pumpkin layer. Stir together and enjoy!

CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN SPICE SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE by The Fit Foodie Mama

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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  2. 1 handful of ice
  3. 2 heaping tbsp pumpkin puree
  4. 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (I used Puritan's Pride Vegan Chocolate with Quinoa & Oats)
  5. 2 tbsp cacao powder
  6. 1 scoop Superior Greens
  7. 1 bag pumpkin spice tea (bag ripped open, use leaves only)
  8. 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds for topping
  9. 1 tbsp cacao nibs for topping
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together except seeds and nibs.
  2. Pour into large glass and top with pumpkin seeds and cacao nibs.
  3. Enjoy! :)

Here's some other recipes for you to check out!

CHOCOLATE ORANGE GREEN SMOOTHIE by Kate Moving Forward

OATMEAL COOKIE DOUGH IN A GLASS by Sprint to the Table

CARROT CAKE BATTER SHAKE by Sprint to the Table

FRUIT-FREE LOW CARB SMOOTHIE by The Happy Health Freak

APPLE CRISP SMOOTHIE by Fitaspire

SENSATIONAL SWEET POTATO SMOOTHIE by A Lady Goes West

APPLE PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE by Healthy Helper

BANANA SPLIT SMOOTHIE by Running with SD Mom

MINT CHOCOLATE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE by Slim Sanity

 

Be sure to check out the posts from earlier in the Naturally Fit Smoothie Series! 

Week 1: How a Smoothie Drinks Shops & Stocks Their Kitchen 

WEEK 2: Our Favorite Smoothie Recipes

WEEK 3: Top 5 Nutritious Additives for Smoothies

WEEK 4: More Smoothie Recipes from Fellow Fitness Bloggers

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