Strawberry Smoothie-Shake

Summer is approaching faster than I thought, with it being so warm out I really wanted something sweet that had strawberries in it. I know strawberry season is not here yet but the weather is defiantly calling for me to eat a big bowl; mine are frozen so I would have some serious brain freeze, if I ever decided to take on that many frozen strawberries at once. I guess I could wait for them to thaw but I am very impatient (I am working on it) person, so I would probably try to rush the process and end up with a catastrophe. I need strawberries in my life today; the weather is perfect for it since I see so many kids with ice cream cones. I would love a drink that taste like a milkshake but looks like a smoothie. We can call it a smoothie-shake and that would be the end of the controversy over “what is the difference between shakes and smoothies “(I still have no clue). Strawberry milkshakes sound great right about now but a smoothie seems healthier so let’s combine the two and get to the recipe…
Strawberry Shake-Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie-Shake

2 cup Frozen Strawberry
2 cup Soy Milk
2 (6oz) container strawberry yogurt
1tsp of sugar, optional

Directions: Place strawberries, yogurt, and sugar in blender (I used my food processor) allow to blend and slowly pour in milk and let puree.
Note: The Smoothie-Shake will be extra thick like ice cream you may need a spoon, I did not use any sweetener but if you have a major sweet tooth you can use more sugar or any sweetener of your choice (stevia works well).


Lean Green Strawberry Smoothie

When it comes to greens I can tell you I am not always in the mood to eat them, but if I can sneak them into my smoothie recipes then I am one step in the right direction. I am still working on my protein smoothies; everyone I have made does not do well in photographs or has too much of an egg flavor. I am going to dub myself the egg white queen pretty soon; all my smoothies are turning into me buying loads of egg whites. I have become obsessed but I must and I will make the ultimate protein smoothie that will be outta this world…

Savynaturalista, Naturalista, Smoothie Recipe

Lean Green Strawberry Smoothie
1 cup Strawberries
1 cup mixed greens
6oz Strawberry yogurt
1 cup coconut milk
Directions: Place all the ingredients in to your blender, if you have a food processor place all the ingredients except the milk. Pulse until smooth add the milk slowly and blend until creamy. Serve in a glass and enjoy.

Smoothie Blues

I have a confession to make, I have been buying most of my smoothies a Jamba Juice, yes I know this week was supposed to be a week of creating smoothies that would kick start spring, but I have not been in the mood to get creative in the kitchen. I think I am still shell shock from my midterms I forgot how to be creative. I am going to try and do smoothies twice a week next week. This means more smoothie recipes yay!!!

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This smoothie was not very good I am trying to get more protein in my diet; and well let’s just say it was more of an eggy slushy, I won’t let you suffer from this horrendous drink by providing the recipe. I thought the colors were amazing if my hand was steady, however I did drink it though.

Blueberry Smoothie in a Bowl

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Not another blueberry smoothie, but I just can’t help myself I am in love with blue berries I would love to eat the whole bag but I am in know mood for brain freeze. I just got home from class and wanted a quick snack that would last me three hours while I hit the books, so I added oats to the bowl.
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Blueberry Smoothie in a Bowl Recipe:
1 cup of frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 1 cup of greens, and ! cup of almond milk or yogurt of your choice. Blend in your food processor or blender and enjoy…!

Easy Breezy Blue Berry Smoothie

I know I have been M.I.A but I needed to get my thoughts together, I have not been making the best food choices over the past few days luckily I did not put on any weight from my unhealthy meals. I guess it goes to say one meal can’t kill over a few days, but a few meals over a month can pack on some serious pounds. Replacing a smoothie with a meal can be the trick I need to kick start my week, because the week is not over yet. Blueberries are not in season, but the frozen aisles have been packed with yummy blueberries and strawberries, I only buy my berries from U.S.A or Canada and there product has been packed in the frozen aisles even cherries. I like my berries sweet that is why I buy from these countries. I can not wait to eat fresh berries in the summer, fresh winter berries seem to be tart and sour to me.

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Easy Breezy Blue Berry Smoothie: 1 cup of frozen blueberries, 1 cup of your favorite greens, 1 6oz container of your favorite blueberry yogurt. Blend in your blender or food processor and enjoy.

Spring Shakeup

Savy naturalista, Naturalista Well Spring is here and I already have summer on the brain especially with the sun setting later every day. I am excited that midterms are out of the way that all I can think about now are smoothies. It seems everyone starts the beginning of the year with smoothie challenges; but not me it was cold as ice and I was still in the mood for some good ole comfort. Now that it is a little warmer I decided that I am going to replace one of my meals with a smoothie for a week. This was my attempt at a green smoothie but of course it did not come out looking green, like all the beautiful smoothies that I see on pinterest. That darn lettuce, am I the only one who puts lettuce in there smoothies instead of spinach? I also used my food processor (yes I go a new one) to make my smoothies instead of a blender. I am trying so hard not to accumulate so many kitchen appliances so for now I will hold off on a blender.

Pumpkin Smoothie

Today is official the last day of my 30 day smoothie challenge and I enjoyed every moment of it. I can tell you I lost 5 pounds of fat along the way, and I am happy to say that I have gained a love for fruits and veggies that I have never had before. I plan on doing more challenges with fruits and veggies. One of my main reasons for doing a 30 day smoothie challenge I wanted to see if I could discipline myself and actually stick to good quality food regarding my health. I am happy to say that I was able to stick to it with no problems, and looking to brighter days when it comes to making my breakfast and meals in a healthy way. Since fall is here it would not be right if I did not end my last smoothie without a pumpkin smoothie.

Pumpkin Smoothie, Smoothie Recipe, Smoothie Challenge

Pumpkin Smoothie: 1 frozen banana, 1 cup pumpkin puree, 1 cup almond milk, ¾ cup oatmeal. Blend to perfection and enjoy with a straw.

Young Thai Coconut Smoothie

Well I am happy to say that I am able to wear large shirts again which makes me excited. I was wearing XL and making my way to double XL but I guess I have reversed that trend. The shirt looks pretty nice on me but not on my arms I never understand why in certain areas it is harder to loose fat. I have major problems with fat in my thigh areas and my arms but I am not going to give up or complaint, because I am just so happy that I can actually fit into a large shirt and it is pretty loose.

Young Thai Coconut Smoothie, Smoothie Challenge

I have been drinking a lot of coconut water lately so I have so much coconut meat and nothing to do with it I decided to put it in my smoothie today. This smoothies was very creamy and had a buttery taste this smoothie would make great porridge. Young Thai Coconut Smoothie: ¾ cup young thai coconut meat, 1 cup almond milk unsweetened, ¾ cup oatmeal, a pinch of sugar, and pineapple for topping. Serve in a bowl and enjoy.

Chocolate Tropical Smoothie

Hello Naturalista’s, I have some really good news I got a lovely compliment at work; I was told that I look thinner. It was a shock because I am not thin at all so for someone to tell me I look thinner blew my mind but those were her exact words. The funny thing about losing weight is the person who is losing never notices; but it takes the people around you to tell you that you are losing; before you finally realized oh wow I am doing something right. I am not one that fishes for compliments neither do I know how to receive them, so when she gave me such a lovely compliment I kind of felt like I was in a corner and attention was being drawn to me. Instead of brushing it off I should have said thank you I am trying to loose but let’s just say I was like a hermit crab. I am going to half to make note to work on my receiving compliment skills.

Chocolate Tropical Smoothie

I have been craving chocolate lately so this smoothie was much needed for breakfast and of course I paired it with some pumpkin bread that I bought from a vegan bakery. Chocolate Tropical Smoothie: 2 frozen bananas, 1 cup pineapple, 1 tbsp. coco powder, and 1 cup unsweetened almond milk. I finally got my chocolate fixed.

Persimmon Smoothie

Orange colors are in and they are here to stay until the weather warms up a bit. Orange is a great fall color bright lovely and makes you smile when you see orange. That’s what I did when I made this smoothie; I fell in love with the color and had a bright smile on my face. Persimmons are a lovely delicious fruit that I wish was available all year round but unfortunately it is one of those scared fall fruits that I get to enjoy once a year. I have so many in my fridge and they never last because they are one of my favorite fruits. When I first met this lovely fruit I was turn off by its odd shape, rough skin, and funny top, but I mustard up the courage to try it. Once I peeled beyond the layers of skin and bit into the juicy flesh I was hooked. This smoothie is dedicated to one of my favorite fall fruit The Persimmon.
Persimmon Smoothie

Persimmon Smoothie: 2 persimmons, 1 banana, ½ cup oatmeal, ½ cup unsweetened almond milk. This is a lovely, sweet, and delightful smoothie.