Summer = smoothies almost every single day.
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I typically hoard and demolish all of the fresh summer fruit that comes into our house, so for smoothies I rely on frozen fruit. I currently have multiple bags of multiple types of fruit lining our freezer drawers. I grab a few handfuls, add some fresh or frozen veggies, maybe a few other ingredients, blend away, and BAM, smoothie.
Smoothies aren’t really rocket science, but I definitely still blend up some concoctions that I have to choke down. Chard in a smoothie makes me quiver.
But check this out!
Earthbound Farm just upped the ante with their newest frozen product, Organic Smoothie Kickstarts. And now I’m going to talk your ear off about my LOVE for them because they include VEGETABLES right in the package and there is no guessing on ratios of fruit to veggies. It’s all done for you!
First up we have the Kale Berry Smoothie Kickstart. It includes, kale, strawberries, and blueberries. Pretty straightforward stuff.
Ideas to add to the mix:
Keep it simple: with milk, kefir, or orange juice
Mix it up: with banana + milk + yogurt, honey + kefir + milk, banana + avocado + chia seeds + orange juice
Or, try my creation below! I’ve never added lime to a smoothie but OH my gosh it blew my mind. The tanginess and lime flavor are perfect with the orange juice and help give this smoothie an extra punch of summer.
And remember, don’t judge a smoothie by it’s color.
Kale Berry Lime Smoothie
gluten-free // yields, 2 medium or 1 large smoothie
- 1, 8oz package Kale Berry Organic Smoothie Kickstart
- 1 cup no-sugar added orange juice
- 1/2 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 lime zested and juiced
Place all ingredients in your blender and turn on medium working to high until smooth. Use the tamper to help keep things moving. Add a bit more orange juice to thin out if needed. Serve. Or, store in a sealed bottle in the fridge for 1-2 days. Shake before drinking.
Next up! A vegan smoothie for your face!
This Smoothie Kickstart includes mangoes, peaches, and carrots. The resulting orange color = happiness in a glass.
This blend would be excellent with just orange juice and milk but below you’ll see I’ve added a few other fun ingredients to jazz things up. I used dates to add a bit of sweetness, coconut milk to add a rich and creamy texture, and turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties. Drinking 1/2 of this batch was the perfect post workout snack!
Mango Peach Carrot Coconut Milk Smoothie
gluten-free, vegan // yields, 2 medium or 1 large smoothie
- 1, 8oz package Mango Peach Carrot Organic Smoothie Kickstart
- 1 cup unsweetened soy milk, or almond
- 1/3 cup full-fat coconut milk, whisked
- big splash of orange juice
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, optional
- 2 medjool dates, pitted and soaked in hot water for at least 10 minutes, then drained
Place all ingredients in your blender and turn on medium working to high until smooth. Use the tamper to help keep things moving. Add a bit more soy milk or orange juice to thin out if needed. Serve. Or store in a sealed bottle in the fridge for 1-2 days. Shake before drinking.
*Turmeric does not affect the flavor but is a healthy addition with many anti-inflammatory properties and keeps this smoothie bright orange in color.
*If you don’t have dates feel free to drizzle in one tablespoon of your favorite liquid sweetener.
If you want to know where to find Smoothie Kickstarts in your area be sure to check out EBF’s product locator! They’re a new product, so keep your eyes peeled!
Cheers to breakfast + happy weekend!