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Top 5 Super Smoothies

By Rachel Burt
Edited by Therese Mulgrew 

Top 5 Super Smoothies

I love waking up to my morning smoothie. It is refreshing, healthy, delicious, simple, and so fun to be able to come up with different creations all the time! What’s great is that if you combine the right ingredients you can create a delicioius meal or snack containing all your necessary nutrients, such as: fat, fiber, protein, and all your essential vitamins and minerals. 

Whether you're already an expert at making smoothies or you've never tried one before, here are my Top 5 Super Food Smoothie recipes and why they are fabulous!

1. Silky green 


½ cup almond or coconut milk 
a handful of kale 
½ avocado
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
½ cucumber 

This smoothie is filling, creamy and full of amazing benefits. It will satisfy your cravings for something sweet and delicious while leaving you feeling full and satisfied. It is packed with potassium, protein, omega 3, omega 6, iron, and vitamins. This is the best smoothie to start off the day! 

2. Goji Goodness


½ cup coconut milk 
3-4 strawberries
6-7 raspberries
1/2 banana
1 handful of goji berries

Directions: Remove the stems, wash your berries, put all ingredients together and blend! 

This is the perfect superfood smoothie. All of the combined ingredients are said to be especially good for any premature or prenatal woman, as it contains all the proper ingredients for the "mom to-be." Not only is it creamy and fresh but you can feel your skin shining from all the goodness. 

3. Mint Chocolate Chip Super Smoothie


½ cup almond milk 
1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
1 banana
3-4 dates
1/2 avocado
a handful of mint leaves

This smoothie is so tasty that it’s hard to imagine how healthy it actually is for you. This glass of green goodness tastes like creamy mint chocolate chip ice cream, minus the guilt. It’s ingredients help to energize while keeping you focused, full, and refreshed. 

4. Pineapple Aloha


1 frozen mango
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup pineapple juice 
1/2 coconut milk
¾ cup shredded coconut
a dash of freshly grated ginger (optional)

This smoothie is perfect before, during, or after a long day at the hot beach. It is loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. The freshly grated ginger is optional and aids in digestion.

5. Blueberry Traveler


½ cup almond or coconut milk
1 banana
1 cup of organic frozen blueberries
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp coconut oil
pinch of cinnamon

This is not only great for your health, but it's loaded with antioxidants, phytochemicals, and flavonoids, which are vital for cellular health and disease prevention. Grab this pick-me -up and head on over to the show!

By drinking these amazing blends, you are providing your body with vital nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants in an easy-to-digest way. Everything about you will improve, including your sleep, the quality of your skin, and your happiness. 

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