Smoothies have to be one of the most money savings, real food options I've added into my routine. They are great for breakfast, snacks, and meal replacements. With a few staple ingredients, and rescued fruit and veggies (freeze them when they become too ripe to eat but you don't want to throw away), you are on your way to a tasty super-powered treat.
Coconut/Almond milk or organic yogurt
Whole chia seeds
Water/ice as needed (fill in cup last, only about 3/4 way to the top)
Cacao powder (with maca optional)
Cinnamon or other spices
Frozen Fruit (cherries or berries give the best flavor, mango is also great)
Organic greens (kale, chard, spinach)
Blend in bullet type blender. If won't mix well, add more water. If too watery, add some ice. There are hundreds of variations here, some of my fave are: Chocolate covered cherry (pictured here), Berry, Tropical, Pumpkin Spice, Green (basically all mine are with greens, they just don't always look green with the other ingredients blended in).
Hi, I'm Teresa. I am a Certified Integrative Health Coach who focuses on autoimmune diseases and building your immune system.
My passion is to help empower you with the knowledge to feed yourself and your family for optimal health. I also coach one on one, in groups and families, and teach classes and workshops in Louisville, KY and online.