Smoothies featuring almond butter

Morning Sickness Smoothie

Morning sickness is not something I have personal experience with. The recipe and information in this post is based on research and my partner’s firsthand experience.

While I was hoping to be able to provide a silver bullet cure for morning sickness, it doesn’t exist. However, you can take steps to help prevent morning sickness and take measures to alleviate when it strikes.

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Chocolate Almond Avocado Smoothie

Chocolate Almond Avocado SmoothieThis is what I call a “thickie”. It’s so dense you may need to eat with a spoon…right from your blender.

Rich, creamy, chocolaty, nutritious – what else can you ask for?

Avocados are one of the most popular ingredients in the smoothie recipes on my site. Nothing else brings the same thickness and creaminess. They also pair well with many other ingredients and offer a nice array of health benefits, which include:

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Antioxidant Acai Cacao Smoothie

Antioxidant Acai Cacao SmoothieBanish those free radicals with this flavorful and highly nutritive superfood smoothie that’s loaded with antioxidants.

Free radicals are those nasty little molecules that can cause damage to your DNA. This damage, as it accumulates, can create all kinds of problems, from premature aging to cancer.

Antioxidants are compounds that destroy free radicals before they have the chance to harm you. The primary superfoods in this recipe, acai and cacao, are antioxidant powerhouses.

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Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Recipe

Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie RecipeThis is one of my favorite post workout smoothies. I never feel like spending too long in the kitchen after an exhausting workout, which is why I usually choose to whip up a smoothie in 5 minutes or less. I also like to make a smoothie before heading off to the gym and drink half before and after.

Chocolate and peanut butter are a dynamic duo. You can use peanut butter instead of almond, but your smoothie won’t be quite as healthy. This is one of those smoothies that’s so decadent I have to remind myself that it’s actually very healthy.

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Chocolate Chunky Monkey Smoothie Recipe

Chocolate Chunky Monkey Smoothie Recipe

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The Chunky Monkey is a pretty popular smoothie with many different recipe variations. Below you’ll find my preferred (healthy) version. As is the case with any smoothie recipe, feel free to play with the ingredients and proportions.

A quick tip on using frozen bananas in your smoothie. Peel and break your bananas into smaller chunks, and then place those chunks into a big zip lock baggie before tossing into the freezer. I usually do this for 4 to 5 bananas at a time.

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