A few of you darling readers were excited about the mention of a Pumpkin Protein Smoothie on Monday so I thought I would share my version of the recipe. It’s SO delicious and rid me of any sugary pumpkin pie/latte/cookie cravings. Pro Tip: Make a “smoothie kit” the night before, for a grab and go breakfast.
Pumpkin Protein Smoothie
adapted from a recipe by OhSheGlows.com
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I heart Sun Warrior Brand)
1 tbsp chia seeds (these blend better when soaked overnight, see tip below)
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
1 small banana
1 1/2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice blend
A few cubes of ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth!
Make your smoothie kit the night before like we do for our private chef clients. Measure all the ingredients except the ice and banana into a container and keep covered in the fridge overnight. The chia seeds will soften and all you have to do in the morning is dump the kit into the blender, add a banana and ice and then press the button.
A slight variation on my favorite healthy breakfast. An organic green smoothie with the star of fall produce, the apple! Trader Joe’s now sells bags of cut and washed kale which makes this smoothie a breeze to whip up in the morning or you can buy frozen kale at Whole Foods. This is the prefect breakfast for your morning commute.
Organic Fall Green Smoothie
1 cup organic cucumber, chopped (about half of an English cucumber with the skin on)
1 ripe organic avocado
2 cups organic apples, chopped (skins on)
2 cups organic kale, chopped and tightly packed (washed and dried)
1 cup organic lemonade (or 1 cup fresh squeezed lemons and oranges)
1/2 cup of ice
Puree in a blender until very smooth and bright green. Make sure to blend well as chunks of kale are not so appealing. We like to drink ours with a straw.
by Lydia Ellison
This is a recent creation of mine which immediately became a staple for Drew and I as a healthy breakfast or afternoon snack. It was inspired by the Avocado Smoothie at our favorite local vegan restaurant Flore, Gwyneth Paltrow’s body and our friend Will Greenberg (to you, The Food Dude) who makes healthy smoothies every morning for breakfast.
Organic Green Smoothie-
1 cup cucumber, chopped (about half of an English cucumber with the skin on)
1 ripe avocado
2 cups chopped nectarines or peaches (can substitute organic frozen peach slices)
2 cups chopped kale, tightly packed (remove the stems and ribs first)
1 cup lemonade (or 1 cup fresh squeezed lemons and oranges)
1/2 cup of ice
Puree in a blender until very smooth and bright green. Make sure to blend well as chunks of kale are not so appealing.
PS- The bud vases are by Heath Ceramics and Jonathan Adler. Table by my brothers Wyatt and Bobby and my Dad.