Chocolate Cinnamon Cupcake Smoothie

Yesterday was National Chocolate Cupcake Day. I decided to whip up a healthy chocolate treat to get me through my busy morning of workouts. I used Organic Cacao Powder with Maca by Himaiania  and Veggie Protein by MRM but please feel free to use your favorites. I also keep batches of oatmeal premixed with cinnamon, ground flax seed and chia seed for quick breakfasts. I added a 1/4 cup of my ready to go mix but just plain oatmeal and cinnamon will work just fine here. The stevia packet can be eliminated if you don’t want your smoothie as sweet or monk fruit, maple syrup, any natural sweetener will do the trick. This smoothie is full of superfoods for energy, cinnamon to help stabilize blood sugar, fiber to keep you full and cut your net carbs to a low absorption rate and 25 grams of protein (your protein powder and mix-ins can change this number). I hope the next time you are craving a chocolate cupcake for breakfast, this smoothie hits the spot.

Chocolate Cinnamon Cupcake Smoothie

Cold Buster Coconut Clementine Smoothie

MimosaBarMy husband came down with a cold bad enough to keep him down in bed for 2 days so I made this smoothie to help him get back on his feet quickly. 4 tablespoons of coconut oil a day has been shown to shorten cold and flu symptoms and Vitamin C is the champion of cold fighters. 2 clemintines has your recommended daily allowance of vitamin c.  Plus, it is delicious, refreshing and soothing.

1 frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen pineapple
3 clemintines
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on high speed until smooth.