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Cold-Fighting Smoothies

Kirk asked if I might make him a smoothie over the weekend, to help fight our sore throats and a general run-down feeling. Which had come from the toddler and baby both getting a horrible head cold/virus (from the gym’s daycare…sigh), and then sneezing/coughing on us for days.

Something cold and full of Vitamin C seemed perfect. I wasn’t in the mood for protein or greens, just lots of vibrant fruit!

I have made us a smoothie every day since, around mid-day, to give us energy and feel better. Each one I played with it a bit and have had 3 versions. All 3 are delicious, though I really enjoyed today’s, which I added Navitas Naturals sweetened Cacao Nibs to.

Bberrysmoothie

B-Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1½ cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1½ cups mango nectar (or orange juice)

Directions:

Add ingredients in order listed, process on high in a high-speed blender (such as a Vitamix), tamping as needed, until smooth. Serve immediately with wide straws.

Serves 2, about 14 ounces each.

Blueberry & Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries, unsweetened
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1½ cups mango nectar (or orange juice)

Directions:

Add ingredients in order listed, process on high in a high-speed blender (such as a Vitamix), tamping as needed, until smooth. Serve immediately with wide straws.

Serves 2, about 14 ounces each.

Chocosmoothie

Chocolate Covered Berries Smoothie

Ingredients:

Directions:

Add ingredients in order listed, process on high in a high-speed blender (such as a Vitamix), tamping as needed, until smooth. Serve immediately with wide straws.

Serves 2, about 14 ounces each.

~Sarah

FTC Disclaimer: We received product sample used in the above recipe.

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Comments

  1. The only thing better than a smoothie… is a smoothie in a mason jar. Looks like they are packed with good stuff! Feel better soon!

  2. Some of those photos look like vegan sorbet! Yummy smoothies!

  3. The colors are gorgeous!!!
    I have to remember to use dates in my smoothies. Someone told me recently about doing that & I keep forgetting. DELISH!

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