A Rancho Santa Fe Rainbow of Smoothies

katie hawkes rancho santa fe smoothiesLiving here in Rancho Santa Fe, it’s easy to see that many San Diego residents are passionate about their health and fitness.   One of the most important elements of health is food – and your most important meal is breakfast!  So here’s a rainbow of ideas to start your day right.  Whether or not you’re a smoothie enthusiast, sometimes a smoothie is just the only thing that sounds good.  As long as you keep it low in sugar, high in protein and packed with fiber & nutrients from fresh fruit and vegetables, a smoothie is an excellent breakfast that will keep you full for hours! (Each recipe makes 2-3 smoothies; share with friends & family!)

 

If you want to add an extra boost to these smoothies, try adding any of these protein, fiber, and vitamin-packed additions:

Wheat germ; milled flax seed; chia seeds; all-natural smooth peanut butter; protein powder.

 

“Pretty in Pink” Red Smoothie

1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk

1/2 cup frozen strawberries

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

4 oz. Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Dash of cinnamon

 

Zesty Orange-Ginger Zinger

3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 banana

1/2 teaspoon orange zest

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

3 ice cubes

 

Mellow Yellow Smoothie

1 cup lemonade

1/2 cup frozen mango

6 leaves fresh mint

1/2 cup frozen peaches

1 tablespoon coconut oil

4 ice cubes

 

Green Machine

1 cup water

1 handful spinach

2 green apples

1/2 peeled cucumber

6 leaves fresh mint

4 ice cubes

 

Blue Is the Warmest Color

1 banana

1 cup vanilla soy milk

2 tablespoons almond butter

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

2 medjool dates

3 ice cubes

 

Perfect Purple Smoothie

1 cup apple juice

1 small banana

1/2 cup frozen blackberries

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup plain yogurt

4 ice cubes

 

Looking for more great ideas to get healthy, eat local and stay delicious? Check out the Recipes section of the Katie Hawkes Group’s Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate website!

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