Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin Smoothie

Get variety in your protein shake repertoire by adding this tasty pumpkin smoothie. Along with the Green Shake, this is a favorite with our clients.

As always, we recommend using the Vitamix to powerfully blend your shake. If you don’t have one now, make a plan to have a Vitamix in your life in the next few months. Save up. Look for good deals online. Once you have one, you’ll use it every day……. and so will your family members.

It will become you’re most used appliance. Your shakes will taste better and they;ll give you better nutrition as the blades are able to finely grind up anything you put in there… makin it easy to digest and assimilate. Why let the nutrition go undigested down the toilet? You’d rather have those nutrients go right into your cells….. giving you AMAZING energy.

Use the canned, organic pumpkin. NOT pumpkin pie mix, with added sugar and other ingedients you won’t want. Just the plain pumpkin. If it’s Fall and you have pumpkins available, make your own pureed pumpkin for the shake.

You could use a combination “pumpkin pie spice” for ease and convenience. We’ve found the individual spices listed here make the best taste and flavor sensation.

The “natural” Sun Warrior Blend also works best. We’ve used the vanilla, but found the flavor was not a hit. The “natural” Sun Warrior Blend is ONLY protein (pea, hemp and cranberry). No colors, no sweetening, nothing added at all. It’s a good, pure product that most everyone can use and not react with allergies, gas, bloating, or inability to digest.

Enjoy this one!

Pumpkin Smoothie

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1 c water

1/2 c pumpkin

1 scoop natural Warrior Blend (protein powder)

1/2 c raw pecans

3-4 packets NuStevia NoCarbs Blend

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp ginger

tiny pinch cloves

tiny pinch Himalayan salt

Ice (3 c)

Instructions

Blend all ingredients in Vitamix or blender until smooth. Add more ice or water as needed to achieve desired thickness.

One serving.

Healthy Green Smoothie

Healthy Green Smoothie

A healthy green smoothie that’s a favorite in our Nutrition Series. If you like vanilla, you’ll love this one! smoothie greenSuch an amazing way to hide kale right there in your shake! For kale lovers, add more, otherwise just those 2 leaves will give you the added nutrition without the vegetable taste.

As always, we recommend the Vitamix because of its outstanding ability to chop the ice but also the kale into teeny tiny pieces that are easily absorbed….. giving you a nutritin boost!

The Sun Warrior Blend combines pea, carnberry and hemp protein. Ideal for people with dairy and soy allergies or intolerances. Also ideal because the Sun Warrior brand does not include other ingredients such as sugar, coloring and other additives.

Be sure to use the full fat, organic coconut milk and not the coconut milk in the cardboard containers. Low fat is not the way to go.

Green Smoothie

Ingredients

1 c water

1/4 c canned coconut milk

1 scoop vanilla Warrior Blend (protein powder)

1/4 c raw almonds

1 tsp vanilla extract

2-3 packets NuStevia NoCarbs Blend

2 leaves of kale

Ice (2 c)

Instructions

Blend all ingredients (except the ice) in Vitamix or blender until kale is completely chopped. Then add 1-2 cups of ice

One serving.

Chocolate Protein Shake

Chocolate Protein Shake

In the mood for a rich chocolate shake? This is not a milkshake you’ll find in a malt shop. it’s a chocolate smoothie chocolateprotein shake! Surely your cravings for ice cream will vanish after you’ve tasted this chocolate shake.

Another amazing way to hide vegetables in your shake. No one will ever know you’ve got cauliflower hiding in this delectable shake!

The protein is pea, hemp and cranberry, unlikely to upset anyone’s digestion or cause belly trouble. And it’s a clean product without all the additives.

If the sweet potato is too high in carbs for what you’re doing (working on reversing diabetes, insulin level high, etc), substitute more cauliflower or broccoli. You could also use cooked and cooled summer squash or zuchini.

The sweet potato, cauliflower, broccoli and summer squash all add smoothness and creaminess to your shake. Increase and decrease those as desired.

If you find you shake is too sweet, use less stevia. Use more if you need it sweeter.

We don’t recommend using agave, honey, syrups, organic cane sugar, brown sugar or molasses for anyone with high insulin levels, high triglycerides, higher than optimal body fat percentage or those with gut bacteria issues.

We highly recommend against using artificial sweeteners such as aspartame or nutrasweet.

The hazelnut oil is optional. If you use it, be sure to buy a good organic brand where the company took measures to not overheat the product. keep it in your fridge once opened and be sure to use it up before it gets rancid.

You could also use a few drops of peanut oil for a chocolate-peanut butter shake. Almond oil could also work.

Mocha is another fabulous variation. Use a ganoderma coffee packet dissolved in boiling water (use a small amount of water… just enough to dissolve the coffee). Add it in with the rest of the ingredients.

Chocolate Shake

Ingredients

1 c water

1/2 c sweet potato, cooked*

1 scoop chocolate Warrior Blend (protein powder)

1/4 c raw almonds

1-2 Tbsp hazelnut oil (optional)

2-4 packets NuStevia NoCarbs Blend

1-2 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 scoop chocolate Dynamic Greens (or extra cocoa powder)

Ice (2 c)

*Variations:

Instead of sweet potato use:

-steamed cauliflower, cooled

-steamed broccoli, cooled

-cooked zucchini, cooled

Instructions

Blend all ingredients in Vitamix or blender until smooth. Add more ice or water as needed to achieve desired thickness.

One serving.