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Healthy Start: 6 Must-Make Smoothies

Dec 28, 2018 05:17PM

“The new year is a time of renewal. As people set goals for weight loss or self-improvement, smoothies are a great way to cleanse the digestive tract and nourish the body,” says Brigette Faieta, herbalist and owner of The Argonaut Farm to Fork Café in Coloma. And we couldn’t agree more. The recipes below are as delicious as they are nutritious. Simply add all the ingredients, blend till smooth, and enjoy!

Berry Dreamy

Vibe Health Bar, Berry Dreamy


Submitted by Vibe Health Bar, locations in Folsom and Sacramento, liquidologybar.com

Somewhere between a blueberry milkshake and a banana smoothie, this drink’s bevy of healthy ingredients and dreamy texture will keep your tummy full and happy all day. 

1 cup cold almond milk

1 cup frozen berry trio

1 cup frozen banana

1 tbsp. raw flaxseeds 

*1 tbsp. collagen protein 

1 tbsp. almond butter

2-4 ice cubes, optional

*Make it vegan by subbing with hemp protein.

DID YOU KNOW? Flaxseeds are a good source of plant-based fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.


Gingerbread 

Pressed Juicery, Gingerbread Smoothie


Submitted by Pressed Juicery, 1182 Roseville Parkway, Suite 145, Roseville, 916-781-2030, pressedjuicery.com

Loaded with hemp protein, mood-boosting superfood mucuna powder, warming spices, and Pressed Juicery’s vanilla almond milk, this smoothie supplies a solid dose of nutrition you can drink down daily.  

1, 16 oz. bottle of Pressed Juicery’s vanilla almond milk or your choice of any nut milk

1 frozen banana

1 tbsp. hemp protein

1-2 tbsp. coconut manna or coconut butter

1 tbsp. mucuna powder

1/2 tsp. dried ginger

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/8 tsp. clove

Sweetener, if desired (stevia)


Açaí Protein

Cielo Acai Cafe, Acai Protein


Submitted by Cielo Açaí Café, 1611 Lead Hill Boulevard, Roseville, 916-297-7951, cieloacai.com

Chock-full of antioxidants, vitamins, and plenty of protein, this beverage can be enjoyed in the morning or as a midday snack to keep your tummy full and energy levels high. 

1 pack frozen açaí pulp

1 frozen banana

1/4 cup blueberries

1 scoop hemp or pea protein powder

1-2 tbsp. almond butter

1 tsp. cinnamon

Sweetener, if desired (agave, stevia, cane sugar)

1/2 cup almond milk

1 handful ice cubes


Renewal 

The Argonaut Farm to Fork Cafe, Renewal


Submitted by The Argonaut Farm to Fork Café, 331 State Hwy 49, Coloma, 530-626-7345, argonautcafe.com

The ingredients in this smoothie offer weight loss benefits, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals; what’s more, it’s rich in fiber and fatty acids.

1 grapefruit, peeled 

1 lemon, peeled

1 cup filtered water 

2 kale leaves

3 tbsp. chia seeds 

1 tbsp. flaxseeds

1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds 

1 tbsp. raw honey 

Dash of organic cayenne pepper or ginger root


Sweet Green

Raw 101 Juice bar, Sweet Green Smoothie


Submitted by Raw 101 Juice Bar, 701 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Suite 100, Roseville, 916-882-5842, raw101juicebar.com 

This smoothie is full of plant-based protein, magnesium, iron, and vitamins A, C, K, and B2. Utilizing dates as a sweetener, instead of processed sugar, is a great way to add even more nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants while improving digestion. 

2 medium frozen bananas

2 large dates

8 oz. cashew or almond milk

2 cups spinach

2 tbsp. vegan protein powder

1 tbsp. maca powder

1 tbsp. raw cacao powder

2 tbsp. chia seeds


The Life Changer

FarmFresh Juice Company, The Life Changer


Submitted by Farm Fresh Juice Company, 2351 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 160, Rocklin, 916-259-1443, farmfreshjuicecompany.com

Loaded with power-packed nutrients and high in antioxidants, sipping on this will improve your energy levels and immune system, balance hormones and enhance mental clarity—leaving you fueled up, focused, and ready to conquer your day.

1/2 cup mango

1/2 cup pineapple

1 frozen banana

1 tsp. maca powder

1 tsp. chia seeds

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. turmeric

1 tbsp. coconut oil

1 1/4 cup almond milk

1/4 cup coconut water


compiled by Ashleigh Gruenwald

Pressed Juicery photo by Alle Weil. Cielo photo by Dante Fontana. Argonaut photo by Debbie Cunningham.

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