Lean Green Mean ICE CREAM!

What do we want? ICE CREAM!

When do we want it? EVERY DAY!

image(15)Now we can have the good stuff every day without a care in the world! Here are my two favorite healthy ‘ice cream’ recipes that seem indulgent but are just as nutritious as they are delicious! Just blend the following in a high-speed blender or food processor, dig in, and enjoy! Because a life without ice cream is not a life for me!

Green Banana FroYo:

  • 1.5 frozen bananas
  • 1/3 cup frozen spinach (optional. yes, this will turn your dessert green, but you won’t even taste it!)
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional)

Protein Ice Cream:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup yogurt of choice (Greek for protein, coconut/almond for non-dairy)
  • 1/2 scoop organic protein powder of choice (chocolate or vanilla both work deliciously!) or sub for 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder (optional)
  • handful of spinach
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional)

Toppings/Mix-ins:

  • cacoa nibs
  • chia seeds
  • hemp seeds
  • dark chocolate chips
  • nut butter
  • nuts
  • mint leaves
  • berries
  • fruit slices
  • pomegranate seeds
  • shredded coconut
  • healthy cereal
  • dried fruit

SCOOP up the goodness any time of day…yes, you can even have ice cream for breakfast with these healthy recipes!

One Healthy Breakdown: We ALL scream for ice cream!

Holiday Flavored Smoothies

With the holidays just around the corner, incorporating some sweet seasonal deliciousness into your green smoothie is a great way to stay on track and taste the holidays in the healthiest way. Try these pumpkin pie, chocolate peppermint, and gingerbread smoothie recipes this season!

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie:

  • 1 cup spinach or romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/3 cup frozen cauliflower rice (optional, adds creaminess and extra nutrients)
  • 1 scoop vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, or chai, protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 dates
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Blend all ingredients, top with granola or shredded coconut, and be thankful for this healthy version of pie in a cup!

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Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie:

  • 1 cup spinach, kale, or romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder or 1 heaping tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup frozen cauliflower rice (optional, adds creaminess and extra nutrients)
  • 6 fresh mint leaves (if you have them)
  • 1 drop peppermint extract
  • 1 date
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or coconut milk/water

Blend all and sip with a smile! Much healthier than peppermint bark or Thin Mint cookies, but that same minty flavor to kick the craving!

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Gingerbread Smoothie:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla, gingerbread, or chai flavored protein powder
  • 1/3 cup frozen cauliflower rice (optional, adds creaminess and extra nutrients)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and/or clove
  • 2 dates
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk

One Healthy Breakdown: Eat (or drink) your way through the holidays with healthy smoothies!