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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie!

Give me ALL the pumpkin!

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a BIG fan of smoothies! Here’s another one of my favs from Kelly LeVeque’s book, Body Love. It really gets me excited for Fall, one of my favorite seasons of the year!

Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

1 serving vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp flaxseeds
1 tbsp MCT oil
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree.

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend to the desired consistency. **Add ice to make it extra cold.

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Strawberry Basil Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 serving vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp MCT oil
2 tbsp chia seeds
¼ cup diced frozen or fresh strawberries
Handful of spinach
Handful of basil
2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend to the desired consistency. If you use fresh strawberries, add a few ice cubes before blending to cool. If you’re not into strawberries, consider using blueberries, cherries or raspberries! If you’re not into MCT oil, consider an alternate healthy fat, such as 1/4 of an avocado.

This recipe is from Kelly LeVeque’s book, Body Love. A refreshing smoothie as the days warm up and summer approaches. Enjoy!

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Southwestern Scramble

Like a little spice to kickstart your morning? Check out this delicious southwest scramble from the book, Body Love Every Day, by Kelly LeVeque!

Ingredients:

6 pasture-raised organic eggs
1 tbsp ghee
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 tbsp minced yellow onion
2 tbsp cilantro or other microgreens (or use regular cilantro)
3 baby heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
Salsa, guacamole, diced avocado, or hot sauce (optional)

Instructions:

  • Whisk the eggs in a bowl.
  • In a frying pan over medium-high heat, melt the ghee. Add the bell pepper and onion and sauté until the onion is translucent, 3 minutes. Pour in the eggs and scramble them gently, stirring occasionally with a spatula until cooked through. 
  • Plate the scramble with cilantro microgreens and tomatoes. Serve with salsa, guacamole, chopped avocado, or hot sauce, if desired. 

You could also add beans and corn, as well!

Enjoy!

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Chocolate Coconut Smoothie

Banana almond smoothie with cinnamon and oat flakes and coconut milk in glass jarsChocolate Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp chia seeds or flaxseeds
  • Spinach
  • 2-3 cups unsweetened nut milk
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut, for garnish.

Instructions:

  • Place all the ingredients except the shredded coconut in a high-speed blender and blend to the desired consistency. Garnish with shredded coconut.

This recipe is from Kelly LeVeque’s book, Body Love. She is a sports nutritionist who recommends implementing a healthy fat, fiber, greens and protein with each meal for blood sugar balance. It has been my go-to shake for a few months now. Enjoy!

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My Go-To Morning Shake!

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I am a fan of nutritionist, Kelly LeVeque. She is the creator of the Fab Four Theory: fat, fiber, protein and green at every meal. Here is her limeade recipe that has been my go-to summer shake; it is refreshing, maintains my satiety for hours, creates blood sugar balance and helps me stay focused throughout the morning.

Limade:

2 cups original, unsweetened nut milk (I use almond milk)
1 serving vanilla protein powder
1-2 TBSP MCT oil or avocado oil (I use avocado)
Juice of 1 small lime
Handful of spinach (I use organic and I freeze it so it stays fresh)
1-2 TBSP chia seeds

I also add a few ice cubes because I prefer my shakes really cold. Blend all ingredients, pour into a glass and ENJOY!