Vanilla Pear Protein Power Smoothie (Sugar Free & Vegan)

Vanilla Pear Protein Power Smoothie (Sugar Free & Vegan), gluten free, paleo, doterra

My daughter adores pears. They are her favorite fruits hands down. My son…he can eat strawberries like craaazy.

I created this smoothie to please my pear loving daughter and to make sure everyone in the family gets a good dose of protein and fiber in a smoothie. It’s been hot here and that usually means lots of homemade ice cream, salads and smoothies. I try to pack as much of a nutritional punch in all of those categories as possible ūüôā This smoothie is satisfying, fulfilling and darn good for you. Enjoy Friends!

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Vanilla Pear Protein Power Smoothie (Sugar Free & Vegan)
Recipe type: Beverage, Smoothie
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Sugar Free & Vegan
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened or homemade almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pear, washed and cored
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (of your choice)
  • 2 tsp. white chia seeds
  • ⅛ tsp. pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a Vitamix or blender and blend on high for 1 minute. Serve over ice and enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Shake! (Dairy Free, Cane Sugar Free & Vegan)

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Earlier this week as my husband and I were getting my daughter ready for school, my daughter asked me if I could make a recipe for homemade Cinnamon Rolls. With twenty minutes until we had to leave for school, I said sorry not right now.

“Pleaaaase!”, Emma begged. So I offered to make her a shake with cinnamon and flavors similar to a cinnamon roll. That did the trick. My kids are crazy for cinnamon. They call it red sugar.

The smoothie came out thick and creamy and filled everyone up until lunch time. I’ve even been asked to make it a few times already again this week. Please note this is one satisfying, nourishing and hearty smoothie filled with healthy fats and protein. If you want a lighter version of this smoothie, omit the canned coconut milk and opt for either 2 cups more almond milk or filtered water. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Shake! (Dairy Free, Cane Sugar Free & Vegan)
Recipe type: Beverage, Smoothie, Shake
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Sugar Free & Vegan
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almond milk, unsweetened or homemade
  • ½ can of chilled coconut milk (the cream on top of can)
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • ⅓ cup pecans
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon or 4 drops cinnamon or cassia essential oil
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to Vitamix or blender. Blend on high for 2 minutes. Pour into glasses. Sprinkle additional cinnamon on top if desired. Serve!

Orange-a-licious Smoothie! (Dairy Free)

Orange-a-licious Smoothie! (Dairy Free)

This orange smoothie will knock your socks off or as my daughter said (who happens to love the Pinkalicious Book Series) it is Orangealicious! This drink is a healthy alternative to the carrot juices often sold at the grocery stores that are pasteurized and tend to contain artificial colors. It also happens to be incredibly high in Vitamin A  which promotes radiant skin and healthy eyesight.

Cheers!

Note: I use Wild Orange essential oil or liquid orange stevia in this recipe.

Orange-a-licious Smoothie! (Dairy Free)
Recipe type: Beverage, Smoothie
Cuisine: Dairy Free
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 very large carrots
  • ⅓ cup raw honey
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 5 drops wild orange essential oil (or orange stevia)
Instructions
  1. Wash carrots and discard ends of carrots. Add all ingredients to Blender or Vitamix. Blend on high for 1 minute. Serve!

Peach Apricot Smoothie (Dairy Free, Sugar Free & Vegan)

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My sweet neighbor brought me over some fresh apricots she had picked from her tree a few days ago. Generally, I would try to make a baked dessert with the perfectly ripe fruit. However, my daughter begged me to use the apricots in a smoothie.

I wasn’t quite sure how apricots would taste in a smoothie…but when it is 100 degrees out, a refreshing smoothie made with any type of fruit sounds appealing. I am pleased to say this smoothie inspired by my creative daughter is simply delightful. And with another bag of ripe apricots lingering in my kitchen, I’ll be making this scrumptious smoothie again tomorrow. Enjoy this drink and the huge Vitamin C boost it will give you!

Add to Vitamix or Blender:

2 1/2 cups homemade almond milk (or unsweetened almond milk)

4 ripe apricots

2 peaches

1 banana

10 drops orange liquid stevia (or a half of a peeled orange)

1/2 cup ice cubes

Blend on high for 1 minute. The drink should be smooth and creamy. Serve immediately. Yum!

Serves 4.

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Blueberry Bliss Smoothie! (Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free & Vegan)

Are you a fan of blueberries? If so, you are going to love this smoothie! It tastes out of this world.

My family slurped this drink down in seconds yesterday and begged me to make it again today. And truth be told, I didn’t mind a bit! This smoothie is perfect for a quick breakfast, fast snack or dessert beverage.

There is spinach and chia seeds in this “treat” and I promise you cannot tell by drinking it. Acai powder and blueberries are chocked full of antioxidants, vitamins and trace minerals.

 Add to Vitamix or Blender:

2 cups almond milk (unsweetened vanilla or homemade)

2 cups water

2 cups spinach

2 cups frozen blueberries

2 spoonfuls acai berry powder

4 Tbsp. pure maple syrup (or raw honey)

1/3 cup chia seeds

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Blend on high for 1 minute. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Makes 6 servings.

This recipe was shared on¬†Whole Food Fridays,¬†Gluten-Free Wednesdays,¬†Monday Mania,¬†Fit and Fabulous Fridays,¬†Freaky Friday,¬†Fresh Bites Friday,¬†Wellness Weekend,¬†Tastetastic Thursday,¬†Full Plate Thursday, Keep It Real Thursdays,¬†Pennywise Platter,¬†Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways,¬†It’s a Keeper Thursday,¬†Allergy-Free Wednesdays,¬†Slightly Indulgent Tuesday and Fat Tuesday.