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Satiating Summer Smoothies

Updated: Jan 4

Smoothies are one of the most refreshing breakfasts on a warm summer day! However, if made with the wrong ingredients, they can leave you with a headache, feeling jittery, tired, hungry, and irritatable...aka with a #sugarcrash.


In order to feel satiated, energized, and sugar-crash free it is important your smoothies are filled with healthy fats, protein, fiber, and no more than 1/4-1/3 cup of fruit. I also like to include some sort of vegetable, but that doesn't need to happen every time. I use Siggi's plain yogurt because it is high in protein and low in sugar (be careful with flavored yogurts -- a lot of brands sneak in loads of sugar!) Additionally, my favorite protein is the Vital Proteins Unflavored Collagen (you can also find this at Costco for much cheaper!)


So, I give to you, my SIX delicious smoothie recipes that will leave you satiated, energized, and sugar crash-FREE!


The Citrus Glow Smoothie

The Ingredients

  • 1 handful of spinach

  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple (or your fav fruit)

  • 1/2 cup Siggi's (plain) yogurt

  • Serving size (2 scoops for Vital Proteins) unflavored collagen

  • Squeeze of lemon

  • 6 oz of liquid (sparkling water, coconut/almond milk)

The Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients in your blender (frozen fruit at the bottom) and blitz! Enjoy this zippy smoothie!

The Nom-Nom Smoothie

The Ingredients

  • 1 handful of spinach

  • 1/4 cup strawberries

  • 1/2 cup Siggi's (plain) yogurt

  • Serving size (2 scoops for Vital Proteins) unflavored collagen protein

  • 4-6 oz unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds

  • 1 tbsp your fav nut butter

The Instructions

  • Place the spinach, strawberries, yogurt, collagen, and almond milk (frozen fruit at the bottom) in the blender and puree!

  • Top with 2 tbsp hemp seeds & 1 tbsp melted nut butter. Enjoy this berrrrry ;) nutrient-packed smoothie!

The Choco-Latte Smoothie

The Ingredients

  • 1/2 small zucchini

  • 1/2 frozen banana

  • 1/2 cup Siggi's (plain) yogurt

  • Serving size (2 scoops for Vital Proteins) unflavored collagen protein

  • 1 tbsp cocoa

  • 2 oz espresso (or coffee)

  • 4 oz unsweetened almond milk

  • Top with 1 tbsp cacao nibs ***If you find this smoothie is a bit too bitter for you, try using either sweetened almond milk, Siggi's Vanilla Yogurt, or adding 2 tsp of pure maple syrup.

The Instructions

  • Place the zucchini, banana, yogurt, collagen, cocoa, espresso, and almond milk (frozen banana & zucchini at the bottom) in the blender and puree!

  • Top with cacao nibs and wake up while enjoying this decadent, healthy smoothie.

The Green Glo (Makes Two)

The Ingredients

  • 1/2 grapefruit

  • 1/3 cup frozen pineapple

  • 10 baby carrots

  • 1/2 small zucchini

  • Handful of spinach (fresh or frozen)

  • 8 oz sparkling water

  • Optional: one serving of unflavored collagen protein

The Instructions

  • Cut the grapefruit in half, and cut off the outer skin. Place all the ingredients in the blender (frozen items at the bottom, then add carrots, zucchini, and the rest of the ingredients).

  • Blend & be refreshed!


Summer Morning Smoothie

The Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pineapple

  • 3 large strawberries

  • 1/2 cup plain Siggi's yogurt

  • 1 serving of unflavored collagen protein

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds (can be blended or added on top)

  • 4-6 oz sparkling water or OJ

  • 1/4 cup granola, for topping (Purely Elizabeth is my favorite!)

The Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to the blender (except the granola), and puree! Again, frozen ingredients at the bottom.

  • Blitz, top with granola, and sip away!

Peachy Keen Oat Smoothie

The Ingredients

  • Handful of spinach

  • 1/3 cup oats

  • 1 small peach, pitted

  • 1/2 cup plain Siggi's yogurt

  • 1 serving of unflavored collagen protein

  • 6 oz unsweetened oat milk

The Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to the blender, blitz, and enjoy this creamy, peachy oat smoothie!



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