Soothing Golden Smoothie from Joyous Detox

There are endless ways to make a smoothie. 

In fact, you could probably have a different smoothie for every day of the year!

I’ll be the first to admit, I have my typical go-to smoothie that I make on the regular (simply out of laziness and due to wanting to use up the ingredients I have on hand), but I do like to venture out of my smoothie routine. 

Fun fact – I’ve actually owned my vitamix for over 10 years and I don’t think there’s been a day that’s gone by that I haven’t used it! 

In fact, when I first moved in with my boyfriend over 5 years ago he was shocked when I told him I spent $600 on a blender. He thought I was crazy! But then… after a few weeks of using the vitamix, he was hooked! He actually said to me that if we ever broke up he’d go and buy a vitamix the next day, regardless of the price!

Ha! It just goes to show you that investing in a good blender is well worth it. And being that I’ve had mine for over 10 years, I got my $600 use out of it!

My vitamix has seen endless smoothie concoctions and just recently, I whipped up the most delicious Soothing Golden Smoothie from my good friend Joy McCarthy. Her latest book, Joyous Detox is amazing and full of 100 delicious gluten free, dairy free and detox friendly recipes. 

Honestly, if you’re a foodie (and you must be if you’re cruising around my blog!) then you will love her book. And you will love this delicious smoothie. 

Why I love this smoothie so much? It’s full of potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich superfood ingredients, such as cinnamon, ginger and turmeric. Blended together with heart healthy omega 3 hemp seeds + sweet banana + satiating coconut butter; this smoothie is super yummy. 

In fact, if you’re looking for a sweet and healthy dessert, this would be the perfect guilt free smoothie to whip up. But, because it’s loaded with so many healthy ingredients, it serves as a great breakfast too! Either way, you can’t go wrong. 

P.S. I’m doing a giveaway (on July 5th) of Joy’s book Joyous Detox over on instagram. Simply click here to join me on instagram and get in on the contest fun! 

Soothing Golden Smoothie
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup unsweetened, unsulphured coconut flakes
  2. 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  3. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  4. 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  5. 1 tsp ground ginger
  6. 1 banana (or use 3 medjool dates)
  7. 1 tbsp coconut butter
  8. 1-2 cups Coconut milk, more or less based on desired consistency.
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in the blender and blend on high for 30-60 seconds until smooth. Add more coconut milk if needed to reach desired consistency.
Adapted from Joyous Detox
Adapted from Joyous Detox
Holistic Wellness https://holisticwellness.ca/
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The BEST Ever Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Oh my green delicious mint chocolate smoothie of heaven!
 
 I’m a mint-chocolate lover (who woulda thought!). It’s really one of my favourite combos! 
 
Who woulda thought you could combine this deliciousness into a smoothie and feel completely satisfied, like you just had a dessert or something. Although, this smoothie is far from a dessert. It really is healthy and contains a ton of nutrients, like magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamin E and blood sugar stabilizing protein. 
 
Just a random note, I was doing some reading on insulin and blood sugar the other day and learned that insulin, along with inflammation, were 2 of the biggest contributors to obesity related cancers. What?!?
What’s crazy about that is that both insulin and inflammation can be controlled through diet. In fact, this smoothie (if you skip the chocolate chips) is actually an amazing nourishing smoothie that contains many anti-inflammatory compounds and essential fats that help to lubricate the joints and combat inflammation. 
 
One of the very first things I focus on with my clients is blood sugar management. Naturally, their meal plans consist of protein, healthy fats and tons of veggies, so not only do they lose weight, but their inflammation goes down dramatically!
 
This is why I’m so excited for my online Metabolic Weight Loss program, which will be launching mid January. This program is not only incredible for weight loss, but also for diabetes, inflammation, pcos, estrogen dominance, and high blood pressure. 
 
Food is healing on so many levels. Eating the right diet can allow you to control many aspects of health and disease. 
 
But now, onto the smoothie. You can swap the whey protein for a hemp or brown rice if you’re looking for something more plant based. And if you don’t have chocolate protein, the cacao power will do the job (plus it’s loaded with magnesium which is incredibly detoxifying!) This recipe is from my Healthy Holiday Dessert eBook. 
 
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
 
P.S. If you’re interested in the Metabolic Weight Loss program, I can only accept 10 women into the live group coaching. Please reply send an email to samanthagladish@gmail.com so I can add you to the list. I’ll then connect with you to fill out an application form and we’ll arrange for a complimentary call to discuss your health history and goals 🙂
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 2 heaping cups organic spinach
  2. 1 cup coconut milk
  3. 1 cup filtered water (more or less, for desired thickness)
  4. 1/4 avocado
  5. 1 scoop chocolate protein powder of choice (I used Progressive
  6. Organic Whey)
  7. 2 teaspoons cacao powder (optional, if you need it more chocolatey)
  8. 1/4 cup fresh mint or 1 drop of peppermint extract
  9. 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs (I like using cacao nibs or Enjoy Life dairy free chocolate chips)
  10. Stevia to taste (for sweetness, but optional)
  11. Ice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until well combined
Holistic Wellness https://holisticwellness.ca/
 
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Avocado & Spinach Smoothie

Tell me you’ve blended avocados into your smoothies before?

They lend such a creamy texture, not to mention an added boost of vitamin E and monounsaturated healthy fats. You really can’t go wrong with this amazing fruit!

I would say I eat an avocado almost everyday. It really is one of my favourite foods. I often hear women tell me how they avoid eating avocados due to them being rich in fat. It kills me when I hear this! There is such a misconception around fat. Often I see women order a grande starbucks latte (loaded with milk and sugar but the way!), but avoid eating nutrient rich, metabolism boosting, heart healthy avocados!

Ladies… eat avocados! Enjoy them, add them to salads, mash them and make a healthy guacamole, and start adding them to your smoothies!

This amazing smoothie is full of protein, plant based omega 3’s and full of nutrients like calcium and magnesium from a healthy serving of spinach.

Hope you enjoy! 

Avocado & Spinach Smoothie
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups spring water, coconut water or your favourite nut milk
  2. 1 cup spinach
  3. 1/2 an avocado
  4. 1/2 a pear
  5. 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  6. 2 tsp chia seeds
  7. 1 tsp cinnamon
  8. 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend together well.
  2. Drink and Enjoy 🙂
Holistic Wellness https://holisticwellness.ca/
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Strawberry Banana Flax Smoothie

This smoothie is simple and sweet! Nothing tastes better than mixing strawberries with bananas. They always seem to blend so well together. This is an especially tasty smoothie for finicky kids, and is loaded with many nourishing vitamins and minerals!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cups plain organic yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 6-7 strawberries, stems removed
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1-2 Tbsp ground flax
  • 1 cup iceBlend ingredients together in a high speed blender and enjoy!
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