5 Smoothie Recipes!

Delicious, healthy ideas—all in one convenient post

Morning, noon or night—smoothies are a great way to boost your nutrition and increase your energy levels. Oh, did we mention they taste great? Try these 5 fabulous recipes from Joy McCarthy of Joyous Health.


1) Cinnamon Bun Smoothie

INGREDIENTS
• 1 tbsp real local maple syrup
• 4 medjol dates
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 frozen banana
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
• 1 cup nut/hemp milk of your choice
• Filtered water to your desired consistency

METHOD
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.


2) Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

INGREDIENTS
• 1 soft avocado, seed removed, peeled
• 1 tsp matcha powder
• 2 tbsp raw honey
• 1 frozen banana
• 4-5 drops stevia
• 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
• 1 cup nut/hemp milk of your choice
• Filtered water to your desired consistency

METHOD
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.


3) Chocolate Chip Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothie

INGREDIENTS
• 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
• ¾ cup frozen raspberries (organic)
• ½ cup soaked cashews (soak overnight or for 4-5 hrs)
• 1 frozen banana
• 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
• 1 cup nut/hemp milk of your choice
• Filtered water to your desired consistency
• Top with 1-2 tbsp raw cacao nibs

METHOD
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.


4) Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

INGREDIENTS
• 1 tbsp coconut nectar
• 2 tbsp coconut flakes (unsulfured)
• 1 frozen banana
• 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
• 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
• 1 cup coconut milk
• Filtered water to your desired consistency
• Top with 1 tbsp coco flakes

METHOD
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.


5) Joyous Detox Smoothie

INGREDIENTS
• 1 cup frozen fruit (dark berries, pineapple or mango)
• 1 scoop plant-based protein powder or ⅓ cup hemp seeds
• 2 cups of leafy greens (kale or spinach)
• 1 frozen banana
• 2 tbsp chia seeds
• ½ avocado
• 1 cup nut/hemp milk of your choice
• Filtered water to your desired consistency.

METHOD
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

All recipes serve one generously.

 

Joy McCarthy is a Holistic Nutritionist, RNCP CNP, owner of Joyous Health, corporate wellness speaker, nutrition expert for Global's Morning Show, freelance writer and consultant to clients from around the globe.