6 Easy Smoothie Recipes For Hustlers On The Go

 
Smooth(ie) it out.

Smooth(ie) it out.

Hankering for something sweet? These six all-natural smoothie recipes will keep your sweet tooth sated, even on your busiest days.

Just because the weather's cooling down doesn't mean you need to give up on one of the portable, nutrient-dense magic coming out of your blender.

Australia-based nutritionist and yoga instructor Lola Berry has your back with six easy-peasy, uber-delish smoothie recipes that create familiar flavor profiles such as strawberry cheesecake, apple crumble and cookie dough with whole-food ingredients. Find more of her tastebud-pleasing knowledge in The Happy Cookbook, and in the meantime, check out three easy breakfast recipes here.

Green Super Smoothie

I love, love, love green smoothies, and this is my new favorite. It’s easy, so creamy, and my go-to pick-me-up if I’m feeling burnt out.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of spinach or kale
  • 1/2 cup of soaked cashews
  • 1 hass avocado
  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • 1 scarping of vanilla pod
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Top with fresh cashews to make it looks pretty.
 

Apple Crumble Smoothie

This actually tastes like a treat! It’s the best, and if I’m honest, I do actually make it super thick after dinner sometimes, so it’s almost like a dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of apple sauce (stewed apples work real well too)
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of soaked and rinsed cashews
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 4 dates, pitted (or 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, coconut nectar or honey)

Top with smashed maca nuts and a drizzle of maple syrup.
 

Green Kiwi Smoothie

This is real icy, like a slushie—great for warm evening.

Ingredients:

  • 1 handful of baby spinach
  • 2 frozen kiwis (take the skin off before you freeze if you don’t like the flavor of the skin. I’m used to it now, so I love keeping the skin on.)
  • 4 dates, pitted
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 cups of coconut water
     

Traditional Narnie Smoothie

"Narnie" is my word for banana. You can’t go wrong with this one, really. It’s the bee’s knees when it comes to smoothies

Ingredients:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 handful of macadamia nuts
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
     

Strawberry Kisses Cheesecake Smoothie

I’m all for smoothies that taste like sweets, and this one is no expectation. Enjoy, it’s delish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup of cashews, soaked
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • Scraping of 1 vanilla pod
  • Tiny pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of coconut milk, full cream (can use any other nut milk)

Top with fresh strawbs and few roughly chopped cashews.
 

Cookie Dough Cake Batter Smoothie

This is next level. Sometimes I make it then pop it in the freezer for 20 mins, so it goes like a bit of an ice cream.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1 tablespoon of cacao nibs
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup of macadamia nuts
  • Scrapings of 1 vanilla pod

Now, this is the indulgent bit: add 1/2 cup of crushed paleo cookies to the mix, then crumble another 1/4 cup on top, along with a sprinkle of raw cacao nibs.

Words: Lola Berry
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