Smoothies featuring banana

Sexy Chocolate Smoothie

Sexy Chocolate SmoothieGet your sexy on with this delicious and highly nutritious chocolate smoothie!

I love the name of this smoothie, but can’t claim it as my own. The name and recipe come from one of my followers, Muriel.

If there’s one category of smoothies you can’t have enough recipes for, it’s chocolate. When Muriel shared this recipe with me I jumped at the chance to blend it up and post on my site.

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Berry Basil Green Smoothie

Berry Basil Green SmoothieIt’s the time of year where I live when fresh produce is plentiful. I’m so grateful for the local farmers who grow my food with much care and love. Most of the ingredients I used in this smoothie are local and organic, just the way I like it.

Basil is one of the herbs I find myself adding to more and more smoothies because of the sweet, but savory flavor it lends. I’m also quite fond of its health benefits, which include anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, antioxidants, and cardiovascular support.

Basil is rich in vitamin K – just two teaspoons provide about 60% of your daily needs. Vitamin K is vital in building strong bones, supports a healthy heart, and contributes to proper brain function.

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Pineapple Banana Smoothie

A beautiful golden pineapple and two perfect yellow bananas isolated on white.Treat yourself to this tropical, delicious, fruity, healthy, quick and easy to make smoothie.

This recipe comes not from my own kitchen experimentation, but rather a loyal reader and smoothie enthusiast. Thanks, Corinne!

I tend to get carried away with the ingredients when concocting my smoothies; so it was nice to blend up a tasty treat that only contained four ingredients. Sometimes simple is best.

A few health benefits you’ll derive from this smoothie:

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Chocolate Frosty Smoothie

Chocolate Frosty SmoothieOne of my favorite treats growing up was a chocolate Wendy’s frosty. I can’t remember the last time I had one (at least 5 years), but still secretly crave them :)

This smoothie is my best healthy approximation of that naughty fast-food frozen dessert. Taking unhealthy foods and making them healthy is what I’m all about.

This is a fairly basic and easy to make smoothie as long as you have cacao powder on hand. I provided plenty of add-on suggestions to take this smoothie to the next level of  healthiness.

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Dandelion Berry Smoothie

Dandelion Berry SmoothieOne of my favorite new pastimes is harvesting wild edibles. It’s so much fun being out in nature gathering nutrient dense, delicious wild food, for free!

Dandelion is at the top of my favorite things to harvest list. It’s loaded with nutrition and the whole plant can be used as food and medicine. It’s no longer a pesky weed in my book.

We all know how important green leafy veggies are for our health. Consuming ample amounts each day can be a challenge. What I love about wild edibles is that a little goes a long way. Let me explain.

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Coconut Macadamia Nut Smoothie

Coconut Macadamia Nut SmoothieThis is one of those smoothies that tastes as good as the name would suggest :)

Crunchy, creamy, sweet tasting macadamia nuts are one of my favorite snacks, but it wasn’t until today that I tried them in a smoothie. My mistake.

Besides being quite delicious, macadamias nuts are loaded with health supporting nutrients, vitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy fats.

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