15 Smoothies in 15 Days, Day 9: Berry Brain Blast Smoothie

This is an old favorite, and a lighter option for those days when you just want something refreshing, but don’t necessarily want all of the add-ins and calories of some of the heavier, creamier smoothies.

It’s called a “Brain Blast” smoothie because avocados (and berries!) are really great brain foods. All of those good fats in the avocados work to help your brain function at tip-top shape.

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Berry Brain Blast Smoothie
Makes 1 smoothie

Ingredients:
-1 cup orange juice
-1 avocado
-1 cup frozen strawberries
-1/2 cup frozen raspberries
-optional: coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, nut butter

Directions:
Blend and enjoy!

15 Smoothies in 15 Days, Day 4: Green Blueberry Smoothie

I’ll start this one with a protip: Don’t mix apple cider vinegar and coconut milk.

I mean, I’m pretty sure it’s fine, but alternative milks can curdle when mixed with apple cider vinegar. Even then, I’m pretty sure it’s fine to drink, but I got about 1/4 of the way through drinking this smoothie, panicked and tossed it because I’m paranoid and pregnant and hormonal.

But, what I did drink was pretty good (which probably means the milk wasn’t curdled at all, because doesn’t curdled milk taste awful?), and super healthy, too. I would try to make another one, but it’s grocery shopping day and I used the last banana and avocado for this bad boy.

Anyway, I’ll leave the ACV out of the recipe because… just don’t. Also note that this smoothie looks a good deal like tar, especially if you don’t gulp it down all the way and let it sit for a while. This could be fixed by using 1/2 an avocado instead of a full one, and less spinach. You know, if you don’t like eating things that taste OK but look like you could pave a road with it.

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Green Blueberry Smoothie
Makes 1-2 servings

Ingredients:
-1 cup coconut milk
-1 avocado
-1 banana
-3/4 cup frozen blueberries (fresh works, too, but then you should add some ice cubes)
-2 tablespoons almond butter
-1 tablespoon coconut oil
-generous handful or two of spinach (I used two handfuls, so if you’re looking for less green, use less spinach)

Directions:
Blend and enjoy!