15 Smoothies in 15 Days, Day 15: Green Sunrise Smoothie (and a bonus!)

Well, folks, our 15-day smoothie journey has come to an end. I have to say, this was tedious at times because I don’t really do daily projects very well. I can’t keep to that kind if a schedule. BUT, I’m happy I did, because I discovered a lot of new smoothie recipes that taste great, are packed with nutrients and foods I don’t eat enough of, and satisfy my pregnant sweet tooth. I call that a win.

To conclude our journey, I have a pretty ugly (but tasty! and easy!) smoothie for you. The Green Sunrise smoothie. It a variation on the Sunrise Smoothie from yesterday, but with spinach. You can use whatever berries you have on hand. I happened to have raspberries.

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Green Sunrise Smoothie
Makes two 16-oz smoothies

Ingredients:
-2 cups orange juice
-1 cup frozen raspberries
-2 bananas
-2 generous handfuls of spinach

Directions:
Blend and enjoy!

And, as a bonus, I hid some spinach in another favorite smoothie, the Banana Bread Smoothie! This one is much prettier. If you like green.

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Green Banana Bread Smoothie
Makes two 16-oz smoothies

Ingredients:
-2 cups coconunt milk
-1/2 cup chopped walnuts
-2 ripe bananas
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
-1/2 teaspoon ginger
-2 generous handfuls spinach

Directions:
Blend and enjoy!

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15 Smoothies in 15 Days, Day 14: Sunrise Smoothie

Well, it was my first day back at school today with an institute day, so I needed a quick smoothie to give me some energy. I wanted some bright flavors to kickstart the day. I feel like I’ve done a variation of this in the past, but it’s so good, it’s worth making a million times. Plus, it’s EASY!

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Sunrise Smoothie
Makes two 16-oz smoothies

Ingredients:
-2 cups orange juice
-2 bananas
-1 cup frozen strawberries
-1/2 cup frozen raspberries

Directions:
Blend and enjoy!

15 Smoothies in 15 Days, Day 11: Green Spinach Smoothie

I have my blood glucose test and another ultrasound today, and I didn’t sleep very well last night (surprise, surprise), so I’m feeling particularly lazy and not creative. Therefore, here is a quick oldie, but a goodie. The Green Smoothie.

This one is just a base recipe, and I often add other things to it just for some fun and different flavor. Sometimes it’s berries, other times it’s pumpkin or carrots. I’ve substituted peanut butter for almond butter, or almonds for the almond butter. I’ve also substituted kale for the spinach. Regardless of what you do to this thing, it packs a serious, nutritional punch and is, actually, very delicious. Truthfully, I’ve made this without the cinnamon in it, but the cinnamon totally makes the smoothie. With the cinnamon, it just tastes like creamy goodness instead of, well, spinach and bananas.

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(I put these in the freezer to eat in a pinch in case I’m too lazy to make an actual smoothie.)

Green Spinach Smoothie
Makes two 16-oz smoothies

Ingredients:

-2 cups coconut milk
-2 bananas
-2 heaping spoonfuls of almond butter
-2 large handfuls (about 1/2 pre-washed package) baby spinach
-cinnamon to taste (I use LOTS of cinnamon!)
-ice cubes (unless you’re freezing it)

Directions:

Put all of the ingredients in the blender and blend for a full minute or until spinach is fully blended. You may need to add some spinach then blend it down a bit, then add the rest before fully blending it.