My kids and I blend fruit and veggie smoothies several times a week for breakfast or post-workout snacks. We go through a LOT of produce here! I’ve shared my smoothie combos on my Facebook page often but I thought I would share a couple of recipes my girls and I used this week.
The first smoothie is an energy booster that my older daughter has made twice this week because she’s having a hard time adjusting to early mornings in anticipation of school starting next week. (Full disclosure: She’s been a beast and school hasn’t even begun! This smoothie might need to be a regular menu item.)
Cherries provide an anti-inflammatory effect that can help reduce stress, and they taste yummy! The natural sugars in peaches provide energy and the flaxseed and oats provide filling, sustained energy.
Cherry Peach Energy Booster
1/2 cup cherries, fresh or frozen
1 medium peach
2 Tbs dry oats
1 Tbs ground flaxseed
Blend and enjoy!
The second smoothie is a little treat. With the fall season looming, I decided to join the pumpkin spice bandwagon. Instead of the high calorie commercial pumpkin spice treats, I decided to make my own.
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin (not pie filling)
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice
1 tsp maple syrup
1/2 cup almond milk (adjust this amount for the consistency you like)
Blend and enjoy!
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