You might be tired of smoothie recipes by now, but I’m not so I will keep sharing them.
I was actually getting bored with my smoothie options the other day so I started a brainstorming list of all of the different smoothie flavors I could think to make. This is what I have come up with so far:
♥ Strawberry cobbler
♥ Blueberry cobbler
♥ Pina colada
♥ Mint chocolate chip
♥ Almond butter and chocolate
It’s not a super long list, but I imagine that it will grow as I make more smoothies and crave more flavors in them. As it’s going right now, I usually have one smoothie in the morning for breakfast and one for lunch. They are just so YUMMY. And healthy! I don’t know how to make this clear, but just one year ago my diet was completely different in every way than it is today. I was plant-based, but my diet was very high in fats, processed foods, and sugars. I was physically heavier, I felt mentally and emotionally bogged down, and I didn’t see a solution in my near future. Even three months ago, I would have told you the same motto I have repeated my entire life: “I hate fruit!” I “hated” any food that was cold, and I was really only willing to eat vegetables that had been drenched in oil and roasted or fried. I never ate breakfast, for lunch I ordered from whatever fast food place my boss was going out to (unless I forgot my wallet, in which case I didn’t eat for lunch either), and my average dinner was roasted vegetables and a boca breaded chicken patty with vegenaise on a bun. I was so hungry by the time I came home for dinner that I would eat well into the night to make up for my hunger, and my body paid for my negligence.
I like the feeling now of working toward healing and restoring my body, and I try to focus on all of the beautiful, wonderful, tasty fruits that I used to “hate.” My favorite way to consume all of these wonderful fruity combinations has always been smoothies, and my favorite right now is this blueberry cobbler one.
The smoothie is 100% raw and plant based, and even more importantly the taste is PERFECT. I set out to figure out a good blueberry-cobblery taste, and it came out great!
If you try out this yummy yummy smoothie, let me know either here or on social media 🙂
Love you all, and happy hump day!
- ♥ 2 medium bananas, sliced and frozen
- ♥ 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- ♥ 1/4 cup raw oats
- ♥ 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
- ♥ 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- ♥ 1/2 cup cold water or almond milk
- ♥ Slice and freeze fruits as necessary.
- ♥ Place all ingredients into a blender (the bananas, blueberries, oats, extracts, cinnamon, and liquid) and blend until smooth.
- ♥ Pour into a cup and consume!
- ♥ If you would like to make a nice cream recipe out of this instead of a smoothie, use 1/4 cup of water instead of 1/2 cup.