Spring Recipe: Melissa’s Favorite Smoothies

Smoothies are a convenient way for you to get a variety of nutrients in a single meal. They are easy to make and perfect for people on-the-go!

Smoothies are easily digestible as the food is already broken down so there is less work for your digestive system. They’ll give you an instant energy boost as the nutrients are easily digestible through the intestinal wall.

greensmoothie

Apple-Cinnamon Smoothie
2 apples with peel, chopped
2 cups baby spinach
1 celery stalk
1 cup water
½ cup almond milk
4 pitted soft dates
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1 teaspoon spirulina
½ tsp ground cinnamon
* Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Add more water if necessary to thin to desired consistency. If you like a colder temperature, add a few ice cubes and blend.

Strawberry Mylkshake
1 fresh or frozen banana
½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup nut milk
1 pitted soft date
1 tbsp coconut butter
1 scoop of your favourite plant-based protein powder (optional
)
Water for desired consistency

* Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. If you like a colder temperature, add a few ice cubes and blend.
Serves one 8oz cup

cocoasmoothie

Coco-Cacao Smoothie
¼ cup raw cashews, soaked for 30-60 minutes; drained and rinsed.
1 cup baby spinach or fresh/frozen berries (savory or sweet)
1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
2 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp ground flax seed
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
Filtered water (enough for desired consistency)
1 tsp raw cacao nibs
* Place all ingredients in blender except cacao nibs.
* Blend for 30-60 seconds or until smooth.
* Pour into an 8oz glass and sprinkle with cacao nibs
* Serve and enjoy!
Makes 2 – 8oz glasses

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Melissa Macchione

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Melissa Macchione is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle and empowering others to exceed their nutrition and lifestyle goals. In the past 12 years, she has studied nutrition, fitness and currently is opening herself up to learning mindfulness meditation to deepen her spiritual practice. She holds numerous professional qualifications, including being a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, 2010) STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, TRX Suspension Trainer, and is soon-to-be a Booty Barre® Instructor.