Monday, April 7, 2014

My Favorite Smoothie Recipes

Hello Love Lambs!  

We've had sun in these parts!  Not even kidding.  And yesterday…yesterday, we didn't even wear coats.  I know!  

Which brings me to my next point...

Let's talk about smoothies.  And all of the fabulous possibilites.    I LOVE to freestyle a smoothie.  I do.   If you follow me on the Insta (Advorunner), you have already seen a couple of my fave's.   

The smoothie above is one that I created in the fall when I was obsessed with pumpkin.  And cinnamon.  And fall.    Even though fall is but a memory, I still love this one. 

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

1.5 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 cup pure pumpkin
2 scoops vanilla Advocare Muscle Gain
2 tbsp PB2  (you could also use 1 tbsp natty PB here but that will obvi bring up the calorie count)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1-2 packets of stevia
ice cubes
Blend and top with cinnamon

Roughly-  320 calories, 31 g protein, 11 g fiber,  very minimal sugar and carbs.   A fabulous breaky indeed.

Protein Packed Strawberry Beet Smoothie

2 c unsweeted vanilla almond milk
3 Trader Joe's beets
(Yes, you could use other beets but I wouldn't even know how to go about prepping a beet. Sorry, folks)
1 c frozen strawberries
2 c fresh spinach
2 scoops vanilla Muscle Gain

350 calories, 32 g protein, 14 g fiber

Chocolate Covered Cherry

This is my favorite smoothie in the history of the world.  Oh em gee.   It's like a milkshake.  But it's not.   Seriously, make this one stat.

1 c unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1/2 c water
2 scoops chocolate Advo Muscle Gain
2 c fresh spinach
1 c frozen cherries
1 packet stevia

300 calories, 29 g protein, 9 g fiber

Omega Coconut Smoothie

1 c unsweetned coconut milk
1/4 c unsweetened coconut flakes
1 c frozen tropical fruit
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp coconut nut butter…be still my heart)
1 c Tuscan Kale (use fresh spinach if you're afraid of kale)
1 packet stevia

330 calories,  15 g protein, 10 g fiber…lots of other fabulousness, including omega 3 fatty acids

Classic Green Monster

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LOVE a classic green monster.  The options are pretty much endless.   However, my favorite classic follows:

1 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3 c fresh spinach
1 frozen banana (the frozen part is very imporant)
1 scoop vanilla Advo Muscle Gain

200 calories, 17 g protein, 6 g fiber

Low cal.  Delish.  Easy. The End.

I would feel comfortable saying that these are all 14 Day Max phase friendly.   If you're craving a smoothie during the first 10 days of challenge, I would recommend leaving the Muscle Gain or protein powder out, due to processing, dairy, etc.   But on day 11, I say blend that baby up.  

There you have 'em.  My fave's.  Which makes me want to immediately go mix up a cholate covered cherry.   It's the right thing to do.

See you guys back here to tomorrow for Tuesday Troubles.  The bloggy is back in action!


  1. One of my favorite smoothies is red currant strawberry smoothie smoothie recipes

  2. The mango flavor was spot-on, and I loved the addition of kale and almonds. Detox Smoothies