Strawberry Mango LEO Smoothie!

Strawberry Mango LEO Smoothie!

 

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Goodmorning! Ready for a delish natural vitamin/fibre/protein packed smoothie to start your day?? I totally made up the name for this by using LEO as a cute short form. The actual full name would have been Stawberry Mango Lettuce, Egg white & Oatmeal smoothie so I thought I’d make it easier on you all and shorten it like we do with BLT. haha. 🙂 So I know to some this combination of flavours sounds weird and not to appealing but if you’ve never tried a smoothie with these ingredients before, then your in for a surprise! The oat flavour pairs really well with the fruit and the romaine blends so you hardly know it’s there, covered by the sweet taste of strawberry and mango. Plus egg whites are a great source of protein without adding any flavour. Overall I loved the tangy/sweet taste of this shake! I will be making it again! Let me know if you try it :).

 

Serves 1-2 (This makes a lot! so you could probably turn it into 2 servings if you’d like!)

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-1/2 cup liquid egg whites

-1 cup frozen strawberries(140g)

-3/4 cup frozen mango(140g)

-7-8 leaves of romaine lettuce(100g)

-2 tbsp large flake or rolled oats

-1 tbsp flax seed

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract

-1/2 cup water (more or less depending on how thick you like your smoothie)

-1/8 tsp xanthan gum (optional but recommended for a thicker smoothie!)

-Optional: pinch of sweetener of choice(I didn’t add any but you can if you like your smoothies sweeter!)

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender until very smooth! Serve in a bowl and eat with a spoon or a cup with a straw, whichever way it will be delicious! Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts for entire recipe: 319 calories, 46g carbs, 6g fat, 19g protein, 9g fibre

 

Tropical Pre-Workout Green Smoothie!

Tropical Pre-Workout Green Smoothie!

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Hey guys, if you are feeling tired and run down before your workouts, don’t turn straight to artificial supplements and pre-workouts! First try this delicious smoothie. It gives a great energy boost naturally and lots of important vitamins and minerals all packed into a delicious sweet treat! It’s great right before a workout or as a filling breakfast to start your day! Let me know what you think :).

Serves 1

Recipe:

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-1 ripe frozen banana(120g)

-1/2 cup frozen mango(70g)

-1/2 cup frozen peaches(70g)

-6 large leaves of romaine lettuce chopped(90g)

-1/2 cup-2/3 cup water(depending on how much you need to blend, mine worked with a little over 1/2 cup)

-1 tsp flax seed

-Optional: few drops of vanilla extract, few drops of coconut extract, stevia/truvia or another sweetener such as honey to taste.)

 

Directions: Place all ingredients in your blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy! *Note* blend a little longer than usual so the romaine gets completely blended with no little pieces.

Nutrition Facts: 286 calories, 2g fat, 7g fibre, 17g protein

Coconut-Banana-Mango Ice cream! (TOP PICK)

Coconut-Banana-Mango Ice cream! (TOP PICK)

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Hey all! I thought it was about time I posted a new recipe! I can’t even remember the last time I shared one with you guys! But this recipe was worth the wait..This easily just became my new favourite go-to snack. This is absolutely delicious and is wayyy better for you then any regular ice cream! It can actually be eaten as a meal replacement (highly recommend it for breakfast!). It’s perfect for the warm weather coming up. It even looks like spring haha :). So now to the details I know you all want to know.. This little treat packs a good 284 calories, 5g fibre, only 3g fat, 21g yes 21g protein!(no protein powder!), & 41g carbs. You are also getting lots of healthy vitamins & nutrients from the fruit! So now how does that crazy high protein number come in when there is no protein powder you may ask? WELL, I guess you will just have to read more to find out….. Take me to the recipe!

Creamy Strawberry-Mango Protein Smoothie

Creamy Strawberry-Mango Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Mango Protein Smoothie

Good Morning! Happy Saturday everyone 🙂 I hope you are all still eating clean as always. I have a new recipe for you guys if you are in that awful breakfast rut I know we all get in. I’ve been there. Breakfast has got to be the hardest meal to figure out what to eat. For me, I just have to have something sweet or carby for breakfast, I like eggs but personally I am not the biggest fan of them. That’s why smoothies are my go to breakfast! There are so many new and delicious combinations of fruit, it’s hard to get tired of them. Only problem is..it’s cold outside and I am drinking an ice cold smoothie…not the best combo. But to me it’s worth it. I will just huddle up near my fire place with a ton of blankets covering me. That’s how I spend my every morning haha.

Back to the smoothie,  the mango and strawberries together make this so sweet tangy and delicious. It almost reminds be of a creamy fruit dessert. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Ingredients:

-5-6 small ice cubes

-5-6 large sliced and frozen strawberries

-1/3-1/2 cup frozen mango slices

-1/2 tbsp flax seed (optional, helps to thicken shake and add healthy fats!)

-1 tbsp plain 0% greek yogurt

-3/4-1 scoop natural vanilla protein powder (I use the PVL brand)

-1/2-1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk depending on the consistency you want your shake to be (add slowly until you like it)

-Optional: Honey for added sweetness(I didn’t add any since I found it to be already sweet enough with the fruit and protein powder).

Directions: Place ingredients in the blender in the order listed to avoid protein powder sticking to the bottom of the blender. Blend on high until smooth, pour in a large cup and garnish with a fresh strawberry..enjoy!