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Banana spinach smoothie

imagesCA73IYNZDo you ever just get sick of eating? Like you know you have to, you get hungry, but it gets so tiring sometimes to come up with lunches or breakfasts! I think I am going to look for some good smoothie recipes that I can have in place of a regular breakfast or lunch. Easy-quick.

I just added a bunch of stuff to this one and it turned out really good. Not sure how nutritious it is, but it also certainly isn’t bad for you!

Ingredients:

* 1 banana
* 1 cup of spinach (or handful)
* 1 cup of coconut water
* a spoonful of sunflower seed butter
* a couple spoonfuls of that coconut butter you made a few days ago (see post below!)
* a spoonful of cocoa powder
* a few ice cubes

Put all ingredients into a magic bullet and blend away!

Okay, I made another one, this time with some blueberries and protein powder and tracked how many calories this will be. I am condisering this my lunch by they way. Not a snack!

* 1 banana
* 1/2 cup spinach
* 1 tablespoon chia seeds
* 1/2 scoop protein powder
* 1/2 cup blueberries
* 1 spoonful sunflower seed butter
* 1 cup coconut water

All together this comes to 423 calories. Take out the sunflower seed butter and it is 323. I think that part needs to go! But overall most of the calories come from the banana and protein. Not bad!

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Coco Monkey Smoothie

Thank god I discovered this. I got this from the 21 day Sugar Detox book of recipes that are okay, and this is the best. I only wish I could have one at every meal. I didnt put any coconut cream concentrate in mine and it was still delicious but I can’t wait to try it when I get that creamy delishesness in my house. I made this after searching around my cabinets and found my handy dandy magic bullet blender. I forgot I had this and now I cant wait to start using it more.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut water (no other added ingredients)
  • 1 frozen banana (with green tips so not quite ripe)
  • 1 tbls almond butter
  • 2 tbls coconut cream concentrate (optional)
  • 4-6 ice cubes
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

Mix all ingredients in the blender or hand blender and enjoy. So good I want another! As you can see I didnt have the patience to put in a regular cup or even wait to drink before taking a picture!

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Posted by on August 16, 2012 in Breakfast, Sides, Sugar Detox approved!

 

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