07.12.2017

Wellness Wednesday || A Refreshing + Hydrating Berry Smoothie

For the past few weeks, we’ve been experiencing quite the heat wave and I’ve found myself reaching for hydrating snacks… lots of fruits, veggies, and water. So, after seeing the gals at Tone It Up post a delicious looking smoothie, I decided to make a few tweaks to the original recipe and came up with my own. It’s typically my afternoon snack since it has the fats and proteins I need to get me to dinner (if I don’t get the right balance, I’m in a complete brain fog until dinner time) and it keeps me feeling hydrated and refreshed.

If you’re looking for a smoothie bowl for breakfast, this one is can easily fit that bill. Simply top it with your favorite granola (mine is Purely Elizabeth’s Chocolate Probiotic granola), some chia seeds, and frozen blueberries and you’re ready to go! Also, on a side note, I’ve finally discovered the secret to thick smoothie bowls and drinks. Frozen, frozen, frozen. The more frozen items you put in, the thicker it will be!

Hydrating Blueberry Smoothie

1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen riced cauliflower (you can find this at Sprout’s or Trader Joe’s)
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 small scoop almond butter (I’ve been loving this one)
Cinnamon (I am generous here)
1 cup of Coconut Water (I start with a cup and typically end up adding more in 1/4 cup increments…. I like my smoothies thick, so I don’t add too much liquid in the beginning)
1/2 cup spinach

Toss all ingredients in a blender and mix. I start with 1 cup of coconut water but typically have to add more in order for it to blend. If you want your smoothie more of a juice consistency, add a lot of coconut water. If you like it thicker, as I have it here, I recommend adding the coconut water in 1/4 cup increments as you’re blending. Sip, enjoy, and feel refreshed.
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