Have a Smooth Fall

    Healthy, Drinkable Delights for the Family

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    Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

    This creamy smoothie is perfect as we transition into fall. It requires only six ingredients, and tastes like liquid pumpkin pie. Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender, blend until smooth, and enjoy.

    • ½ cup canned coconut milk (regular or lite)
    • ½ cup canned pumpkin
    • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 2 pitted medjool dates
    • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
    • 3 to 4 cubes of ice

    Coco Cauliflower Mint Chip Smoothie 

    If you’re watching your sugar intake or looking for a way to sneak some veggies into your diet, this smoothie is for you! Instead of using frozen fruit to give the smoothie a thick texture and volume, try using frozen cauliflower.  Place all ingredients except the cacao nibs into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Add in cacao nibs and blend a few additional seconds. Pour into a glass and enjoy. (*If you’re new to using cauliflower rice in smoothies, start small with a quarter cup instead of a half cup.)

    • 1 cup unsweetened almond, cashew, or coconut milk
    • ½ to 1 cup coconut water (or more milk of your choice)
    • 1 tablespoon coconut butter or 3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
    • ½ cup frozen cauliflower rice
    • 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
    • ½ tablespoon cacao or cocoa powder
    • 4 to 5 fresh mint leaves or 1 to 2 drops of peppermint extract
    • 1 to 2 teaspoons cacao nibs

    PB&J Smoothie

    Combine frozen blueberries with peanut butter and banana for a protein-packed smoothie that tastes just like your favorite sandwich from childhood! It’s the perfect breakfast smoothie for your kids. Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender, blend until smooth, and enjoy.

    • 1 frozen banana
    • 2 cups frozen blueberries
    • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
    • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
    • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter

    Wild Maqui Berry Smoothie Bowl

    Love the flavor of smoothies, but hate how fast you drink them down? Try a smoothie bowl! Because they’re made a bit thicker, you can eat them with a spoon and add fun toppings for something to chew. This one uses maqui berry powder, a superfood that’s loaded with inflammation-fighting antioxidants. If you can’t find maqui berry powder, try acai powder instead. Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender, blend until smooth. Add more almond milk if you want the texture to be thinner. Serve in a bowl with your favorite toppings.

    • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
    • 1 cup frozen cauliflower
    • 1 cup frozen blueberries
    • 1 tablespoon coconut butter (almond butter works too)
    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 2 tablespoons wild maqui berry powder
    • toppings of choice: goji berries, superfood maca granola, cacao nibs, unsweetened shredded coconut, chia seeds, fresh fruit

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    Brittany Mullins
    Brittany Mullins is a Richmond native, health coach, and founder of Eating Bird Food, where she shares recipes, workouts, wellness articles, travel adventures, and more. Get inspired to live a healthy, balanced life by connecting with Brittany on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest, and on her blog at EatingBirdFood.com.