Summer Smoothies (or anytime)

Perfect for after exercise, dessert or a light meal.

Recipes: each recipe makes about 2 servings

Chocolate, banana and peanut butter smoothie:

2 cups chocolate non dairy milk or plain plus 1 TBSP cocoa powder

2 frozen or fresh bananas

2 rounded tablespoons peanut butter (or favorite nut or non-nut butter)

3-6 ice cubes (less if you used frozen bananas)

*optional to add protein powder (check out Life’s Basics rice, hemp, chia  and Vega Shake and Go)

VARIATIONS: add 1/2 cup brewed coffee and/or add 2 Tbsp blackstrap molasses (excellent source of iron)

Put all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.

Pineapple, strawberry, banana smoothie:

2 cups non dairy milk

1/4-1/3 cup frozen pineapple

1/4-1/3 cup frozen strawberries

1 fresh banana

*optional to add protein powder (check out Life’s Basics rice, hemp, chia and Vega Shake and Go)

Put all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.

Orange Banana Smoothie:

6 oz frozen organic orange juice concentrate

1 cup non dairy milk

1 cup water

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 dates

4-6 ice cubes

1 banana

*optional to add protein powder (check out Life’s Basics rice, hemp, chia  and Vega Shake and Go)

Put all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS: 1 TBSP ground flax meal,1 TBSP chia seeds, small chunk or turmeric root or 1 Tsp ground powder, 1 TBSP Udo’s oil or coconut oil.

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