Summer time is for smoothies

Summer is a season where people head down the shore, plan weekend getaways, and get their tan on. It’s a time where you grab yourself a beverage, preferably a smoothie drink loaded with vitamins and minerals to keep you hydrated. My favorite smoothies include strawberries, bananas, blueberries, and spinach. I try to go with whatever my body is craving.

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What you’ll need:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Banana
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Protein powder, cinnamon, tumeric (optional)

Directions:

Blend it until smooth and ENJOY!

 

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More smoothies, less bloat

Summer time is here and we’ve got you covered with easy smoothie recipes to help you “cool” down. I like to make my smoothies as a breakfast replacement or in between my workouts. It’s totally guilt-free, vegan friendly, and full of plant based protein to keep you looking lean and most importantly feeling good!

Recipe 1: Apple Smoothie

RECIPE:

DIRECTIONS:

Slice an organic apple into pieces. Add to nutri-bullet blender. Then, pour 1 cup of Califia Farms unsweetened almond milk in and 1 scoop of Plant Fusion. Blend until smooth and enjoy.

P.S. Throw some ice in there for a thicker smoothie!

Recipe 2: Banana SunButter Smoothie

RECIPE:

DIRECTIONS:

Add 1 banana and blueberries, strawberries, and spinach if you’d like. Pour 1 cup of unsweetened Califia Farms almond milk, 1 scoop of Plant Fusion protein, and 1 teaspoon of SunButter. You get your daily dose of antioxidants, iron, and blueberries to help with memory improvement. Enjoy!

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Get lean with Coconut Greens!

November smoothie challenge begins here.

For the month of November, I will be starting my morning with a Coconut Greens inspired smoothie. I just can’t get enough plant based protein. I add a scoop of Nutiva Hemp Protein, fresh banana, and a scoop of peanut butter. Each day I will exercise, drink more water, and eat less carbohydrates. Check out below how to make a smoothie.

Day 8. Note to self: Keep going and stay focused!

 

Berry good green smoothie!

Smoothie, Smoothies rockin’ everywhere. In this day and age, everyone seems to be on the go and needs a quick healthy breakfast. Since, I first started eliminating dairy from my diet not only do I feel less bloated but I actually naturally lost weight. I get my daily servings of supergreens (kale, apples, kale, spirulina, chlorella, alfalfa, wheatgrass, barley leaf, broccoli, and spinch)via Coconut Greens and add a banana for extra potassium with berries that are full of antioxidants. Throw in cinnamon, flax seeds, and any other protein butter: peanut butter, cashew butter, walnut butter, whatever you prefer. Get your morning started right. It’s simple ingredients, non-dairy milk, frozen fruit, banana, coconut greens powder, flax seeds, and a dash of cinnamon and you’re good to go for the whole day. Say goodbye to those fast-food cravings, and hello to a more plant based diet that will have you feeling good and looking good. No joke! But as you can tell, I’m totally obsessed with my Coconut Greens inspired smoothie. Get scoopin’

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Full video of Christa Alexis making her berry green smoothie. 

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Scoop one serving of Coconut Greens into your smoothie & get your daily servings of vitamin B enriched veggies. It’s the perfect way to start the day. You can stay hydrated all day long with the coconut water based supergreen powder. Go green & stay lean!

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Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • 4 Strawberries (or more if you’d like)
  • Califia’s Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • Peanut Butter
  • 1 Scoop of Coconut Greens

Blend it up & drink your heart to greens!

Let’s talk about Coconut…Coconut Greens!

Coconut Greens is a company based out of Farmingdale, NY and offers a coconut water based supergreen powder enriched with vitamins and organic spirulina, chlorella, kale, wheatgrass, and other “good greens.” And all of the ingredients are organic, non-gmo, gluten and dairy free, which makes it a great supplement alternative for vegan and vegetarians. You can stay hydrated, detox, and remain energized all day long. Better yet, one scoop of Coconut Greens contains 8-10 servings of greens per serving. If you’re on the go or have a busy lifestyle, grab coconut water and scoop it into your drink and don’t worry there is no gritty aftertaste. Unlike most powders, Coconut Greens taste pure and uses high quality ingredients including a coconut water based powder. You can totally taste the difference. Plus, the green powder is full of veggies packed with Vitamin B to help you stay rejuvenated all day long.

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Watch ChristaAlexis talk about Coconut Greens here.

Order today on Amazon. Each purchase of Coconut Greens goes to a child at risk for Vitamin A deficiency. They paired up with a non-profit organization Vitamin Angels to help reduce childhood mortality by providing them with essential supplements.

Feel good, live better! Get your greens with Coconut Greens. Visit their instagram for weekly recipes and for a superfood green powder that helps balance your sugar levels, the natural way.

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Unbelievably good Barney Butter!

Barney Butter is an independently owned California company which offers a plethora of almond butters including smooth, crunchy, honey and flax, raw and chia, vanilla and espresso, cocoa and coconut flavors. If you don’t want that extra sweetness and salt, try the two naturally bare flavors: smooth and crunchy. Grab an apple, pick your favorite flavor, and bring on-the-go convenient 90 calorie snack packs.

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Each of the almond butters are Non-GMO, organic, and use fair trade ingredients that come in recyclable packaging. It’s good for you and the environment. And Barney Butter offers plenty of recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’m totally a chocolate addict so my favorite was the cocoa &  coconut flavor. Each flavor has the right amount of sweetness and flavorful goodness that will have you craving more.

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Cha Cha Chia

Chia was derived from the Mayan word “strength” and has been eaten for over 5,000 years. Chia Seeds comes from a plant also called ‘salvia hispanica.’ It’s considered a superfood. Chia Seeds are now sold at major supermarkets and health food stores.

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What are the health benefits of Chia Seeds?

  • Omega 3’s – good for protection again inflammation,  arthritis, and heart disease.. Chia seeds contain more Omega 3’s than salmon!
  • Antioxidant rich– protect the body from aging & cancer
  • Feel fuller faster – The seeds absorbs 10X their weight in water, which makes you feel satisfied longer. It helps reduce cravings between meals.
  • Lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels – increase “good” cholesterol
  • Controls blood sugar regulation – great for people with diabetes.

Chia seeds are grown south of the equator in Australia, and are free from chemical pesticides. Perfect for yogurts, smoothies, salads, and baked goods. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids & omega-6, fiber, and protein. Christa Alexis recommends Trader Joe’s Chia Seeds for only $4.99!

The Smoothie Craze

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative, smoothies are quick and easy to make with hundreds of unique recipes. They’re a great supplement for pre-workout, in between meals, and for the early morning rush. It helps to reduce cravings and leave your body feeling satisfied longer. Here’s four steps for creating a delicious smoothie.

Step 1: Choose your milk. Organic, goat, soy, rice, almond, coconut, etc.

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Step 2: Mix your protein: Hemp, Whey or/and Soy. (Personal favorite: Trader Joe’s Hemp Protein Powder in Vanilla or Chocolate)

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Step 3: Frozen fruits (preferably organic) 

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Step 4: Add flax oil and cinnamon.

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