{drink up}

Like everyone else, every once and awhile I get the urge to press the restart button when it comes to my eating habits. You can get all caught up in life and forget about the basics, like what you’re putting into your body. I guess living on your own can be seen as a plus in this case because you don’t have to worry about anyone but yourself – but I actually find it more difficult for the exact same reason. Because I don’t have to make meals with/for anyone else, it’s very easy to just take the easy route. 

I’m a breakfast lover and things just aren’t right if I don’t eat in the morning. During the week, I love a good, hearty & healthy shake in the morning. They are quick and a great way to start your day right…..if you make them healthy! I’ve gotten bored with my usual recipes so I found a bunch more that not only sound delicious but they all serve a function to keep your body healthy. Who says fresh starts have to start on Mondays?!

The perfect antioxidant smoothie– 1/2 c. spinach
– 1 banana chopped
– 1 tsp flax seed oil
– 1 c. blueberries, strawberries or raspberries
– 3 kale leaves with center removed
– 2 scoops of protein powder (optional)
– 1 c of water to blend

The carrot cruncher
– 4 small carrots, peeled & chopped
– 1 apple, peeled & cut
– 1 kiwi fruit, peeled
– handful of basil
– 2 tsp of plain yogurt
– some ice
– 1 c. apple juice

Coconut water & avocado smoothie
– 2 cups coconut water frozen into ice cubes
– 1/4 c. coconut water (not frozen)
– 2 ripe avocados, pitted, peeled & cut
– 3 tbsp agave nectar
– 2 tsp fresh lime juice

Radiant glow smoothie
– 1/4 ripe avocado, pitted
– 1/2 c. mixed frozen berries
– 1/2 medium pear, peeled
– 1 small beet, peeled (or 1/2 medium beet)
– 1/2 c. unsweetened non-dairy milk (rice, almond, soy)
– 1/4 c. water (or additional milk)
– 1/4 inch thick slice of peeled ginger root
– 1 tsp. raw maca powder (optional)
– pinch of sea salt

Dr.Oz Morning green smoothie
– 2 organic green apples, skin on
– 3 c. fresh spinach
– 1 cucumber, peeled
– 3 organice celery sticks
– 1 tbsp ginger root
– 1 oz parsley
– juice of 1 each lemon & lime
Healing cranberry cleanser
– 2 c. fresh kale
– 1 c. water
– 1 c. cranberries
– 2 oranges, peeled
– 2 bananas

The brain booster
– 2 c. organic blueberries
– 2 frozen bananas
– 4 tbsp raw protein powder
– 1 1/2 c. coconut water

Cleansing orange ginger smoothie
– 1 frozen banana, peeled
– 1/4″ ginger root, peeled & minced
– 1/2 c. mango slices
– 1/4 c. orange juice (or non-dairy milk)
– 1/4 c. water 
– 4-5 ice cubes

Let me know if you try any and what you thought. Time to get blending. 


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