If you have been around the Whole30 block, you know that creativity in meal prepping is critical to staying engaged and avoiding boredom, and thus possibly quitting your commitment on a potentially life-changing journey. One way to switch up your breakfast, snacks, or even lunch is to dabble in smoothie mastery.
There are endless combinations of fruits, vegetables, seeds, milks, and healthy fats that you can combine to make a hearty smoothie that will keep you satisfied for hours. Better yet, it oftentimes makes your sweet tooth smile when you are hitting the points of serious cravings during the first 7-8 days of Whole30.
Start with these ten Whole30 compliant smoothie recipes to stay on track and excited for your healthy meals that will not only provide you with awesome energy, but will have your organs thanking you for nourishing them with an abundance of nutrients every day.
A lot of the following recipes do include coconut milk. Most canned coconut milk is Whole30-approved, but be sure to read your ingredients to check and make sure there is no additional sugar aside from guar gum. The coconut milk that you buy in the carton is almost always not compliant. That extra sugar sneaks into all kinds of foods you’d never expect! One of the best outcomes of doing Whole30 is learning how to always read your labels and in result, greatly reduce your sugar intake.
Another tip to note is this: having the proper smoothie gear will up your game to the next level. If you are serious about your smoothie-making, you don’t want to gulp down big chunks of kale on a daily basis.
Also, make sure to throw in your liquids first (to create a vortex!), leafy greens, soft ingredients, then fresh fruit, and top with frozen fresh fruit or ice, and then blend for 1-2 minutes until fully combined. You can refer to the smoothie layering guide above in order to remember the correct order for your ingredients.
This smoothie tastes like dessert. With a mix of coconut flavor and spices, your day will be off to a great start and your appetite satisfied for hours thanks to the healthy fats in this recipe. The best part of this smoothie is that you’ll almost always have these ingredients on hand in your kitchen since fresh produce is not the main event.
Take a sip of this smoothie and your tastebuds will not only rejoice in the fresh taste, but you will also be instantly more awake thanks to the herbal ingredients, like parsley. Your mind and body will be thanking you for an abundance of nutrients either first thing in the morning, or to avoid the afternoon slump.
Blueberries are known as a serious super food packed with antioxidants. This berry smoothie is delicious all of the time, but when you are starting to get the sniffles or need an energy boost, make this your go-to breakfast.
Sly and sneaky, this smoothie is. That’s because an ingredient you may first find as odd is in here – turmeric. This spice is used all over the world to up immunity, and offers many additional health benefits. Combined with citrus, banana, and mango, this drink is like summer in a glass.
Need a post-workout snack? The Get Over It Green Protein Shake will replenish your muscles with everything they need to recover quickly and strengthen. The added protein powder will keep you satisfied for hours and help you carry on energetically throughout the rest of your day.
This smoothie is for the lover of all things green – avocados, parsley, granny smiths, and pears. The combination of these Whole30-approved produce choices makes for a tart and unique breakfast on-the-go.
Deep greens store tons of vitamins. Chard may not be something you think of immediately as a smoothie ingredient, but with the right gear the bitter taste dissolves into the flavors of the added fruits and sweet coconut milk.
Have you ever tried soaking nuts overnight? This Whole30 trick can turn these bad boys into a multitude of ingredients for delicious things, like smoothies. It serves as a rich, creamy additive for this fruity smoothie. Healthy fats, protein, and fruits with a low-glycemic index are elements of a great, filling meal.
This smoothie’s simplicity does not reduce its appeal whatsoever. Blend just two fruits together with Whole30-compliant protein and coconut milk to make a fast, yummy breakfast or midday snack.
10. Sunrise Smoothie
Do you wish you could watch a serene sunrise on a daily basis? Well, now you can experience the same thing in your breakfast without sacrificing those critical Z’s! “Zesty” and “flavorful” are two words that accurately depict this delicious smoothie.
Tyler Cooper was born and raised a vegetarian and has been a huge advocate of healthy living for as long as he can remember. When he’s not writing blender/smoothie site, BlenderBase, you can probably find him working on his organic urban farm or whipping up a delicious smoothie.
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