How to Lose Weight With High-Calorie Drinks (Slideshow)
I go a bit tropical with this smoothie, and use coconut milk with some coconut cream and add blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, and throw in a little silken tofu for texture.
Another fun smoothie with a little decadence involves using chocolate almond milk, bananas, and creamy peanut or almond butter. This one I like to call Cocoa Nut.
I start every morning with the quintessential smoothie: banana avocado kale. I mix chia seeds, hemp seeds, and flax powder with pure peat protein powder and almond milk and instantly feel energized, which sets a great tone for my day to come. I call it the Sunrise Smoothie.
Mango pineapple smoothies make you feel like you are on vacation at a resort. Pineapple and mango may be carb-heavy, but they’re also packed with vitamins and can help you feel full all day. Take frozen mango and pineapple chunks and combine with coconut or soy milk and cream of coconut and plant-based protein powder.
Lean Green Machine
I always love a green smoothie. I call this one the Lean Green Machine. Popeye got nothing on this: I use spinach or kale with green apples, kiwis, some parsley, and green grapes. Choose whatever milk you're in the mood for, be it almond, soy, or coconut, then throw in some plant-based protein powder and blend away.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
You don’t need a specific reason or season to enjoy a fabulous pumpkin smoothie. Pumpkin is an extremely rich source of alpha-carotene, a carotenoid that converts to retinol, a type of vitamin A, which can boost immune health and promote healthy vision.
I like to use bananas because they are nutrient-dense and quite filling. If you are on a weight-loss routine and are working out consistently, these wonderful fruits can help keep you feeling good and boost your potassium levels. You can even add a half cup of cooked brown rice to your smoothies for added nutrition and a healthy carb boost.
Feel free to throw in chia, hemp seeds, and flax powder in any and every smoothie you make for a power punch of added nutrition. It's the triple threat that does your body good!