Three Smoothies for Spring

It’s finally the first week of Spring! I think many of us thought we wouldn’t make it… and by us, I mean me :-). Flowers are finally blooming and new fresh fruits and veggies are at the ready! Time to make some sweet smoothies with our fruity friends. But where to begin?!?! Don’t worry, I’ve got your back! Three smoothie recipes to make your day brighter and full of flavor. Let start this Spring off the right way. Get a pep in our step and a smoothie in our bellies. To the blender!

Strawberry Chocolate Smoothie
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Ingredients:

8 Large strawberries
1 C. Chocolate Coconut water
1 Banana
1/2 Tbl. Honey
2Ttbl. Greek Yogurt
A handful of spinach
5 Ice cubes

Put all the ingredients in the blender and liquify until all the ingredients have mixed and completely blended. I’m no doctor, but this smoothie has enough potassium help with effects of any late night.

PBJ Smoothie
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Ingredients:

1C. Almond Milk
3 Tbl. Nut butter (I used almond butter but you can use whatever you like)
2 Tbl. Greek Yogurt
1/2 C. Blueberries
A few ice cubes

Blend all the ingredients until the drink is smooth and creamy. Yes, I do love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, I mean who doesn’t?! Try this smoothie out. Trust me you won’t be disappointed.

Chai Tea Latte Smoothie
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Ingredients:
1 Tea bag Chai Tea
1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp. Ginger
1/4 Tsp. All Spice
1/4 Tsp. Nutmeg
1/4 Tsp. Cloves
1 Tsp. Maple Syrup

1/4 C. Greek Yogurt
1/4 C. Rolled Oats
1 Banana
1 Ttbl. Maple Syrup
A handful of ice cubes

Begin by steeping the Chai tea. Add all the spices and 1 Tsp. of maple syrup to the hot tea water and let it cool. This tea can be made the night before and cooled. It makes enough for two smoothies.

Once the tea is cooled add a 1/2 cup of Chai tea to the blender along with the Greek yogurt, rolled oats, banana, and maple syrup. Liquify the ingredients until everything is thoroughly blended. This smoothie is a great way to start your day. It has caffeine to get you going, and banana and oats to keep you going.

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