Smoothies featuring kefir

Whey Protein Smoothie

Whey Protein Smoothie

Looking to increase your protein intake? Try this healthy whey protein smoothie that’s both delicious and nutritious.

My recent workouts have included heavier lifting and thus I feel the need to add more protein into my diet. One easy way to achieve that is by adding a few scoops of whey protein powder.

This smoothie features a new whey protein supplement that I’m really excited about because of how pure and clean it is. There’s an abundance of protein powders on the market and only a handful that are viable and not full of harmful fillers; so finding a good one is always a plus.

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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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Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Strawberry Oat SmoothieTickle your taste buds with this delicious, nutritious, and filling smoothie. Breakfast, lunch, or healthy snack – this smoothie has you covered.

In this third installment of oatmeal based smoothies I bring you this strawberry treat. Strawberries are just coming into season here in Michigan which means I need clear out those stragglers in my freezer from last year to make room for a fresh crop.

Here’s a quick rundown of the health benefits of this smoothie.

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Blood Orange Kefir Smoothie

Blood Orange Kefir SmoothieThis is one decidedly delicious smoothie that’s super easy to make with only two ingredients.

It’s my version of an Orange Julius.

When blood oranges are in season I load up and enjoy a fair amount of them blended into smoothies. I find their crimson, almost blood colored flesh both beautiful and mouth-watering.

Here are the top blood orange nutrients and their health benefits:

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Cherry Blueberry Smoothie

Cherry Blueberry SmoothieTwo of my favorite fruits are in season here in Michigan and I can’t get enough of them :)

Trips to the farmer’s market are extra rewarding this time of year. While walking home with bags full of fresh, local food, feelings of gratitude abound. Remember, fresh tastes best!

Cherries and blueberries tickle your taste buds and are known to benefit your health in the following ways.

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Super Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

Super Strawberry Kefir SmoothieLove strawberries and kefir? Then you’ll love this smoothie.

The majority of my recipes call for between 4 and 6 ingredients, and some up to a whopping 15. This recipe is the simplest to date, with only 2 ingredients, both of which should come as no surprise :)

My girlfriend and I recently purchased 13 quarts of strawberries from a local Amish farm. Many were eaten on the drive home, others sliced and dehydrated, and the rest frozen for smoothies. Like most berries, strawberries are rich in a variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and are not too high in sugar.

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