Thirsty Thursday: Mix Up Your Smoothie

Thirsty Thursday: Mix Up Your Smoothie

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Smoothies are a great meal replacement, a healthy breakfast or a post work workout meal. I’ve been talking a lot about adding smoothies to your daily routine, how to get started and even some great starter recipes but there are a lot of extra add-ons to include into your smoothie routine that will help keep things exciting and delicious. Here are a few of my favorite extras that I add to my smoothies:

Protein powder: I always add two-three scoops of a Shaklee 180™ powder. This turns my smoothie into a meal to help me maintain a healthy balance, feel full and maintain my blood sugar.

Nut butters:  I like to add an extra bit of protein if I have a smoothie after I work out for my lunch but no overdo it because I’m watching my calories too! I like to use almond butter, peanut butter and sometimes hazelnut butter. This makes my smoothies extra creamy!

Honey or Maple Syrup:  I don’t do this very often but sometimes if I need to change it up I’ll add a bit of sweetness to my smoothie. Living in Michigan we have some amazing fresh maple syrup options and raw honey that sometimes I just cannot resist!

Cacao Powder:  I love chocolate and when I’m out of my chocolate Shaklee 180™ smoothie mix I will add a ½ tsp. of cacao powder and ½ a banana to make a delicious chocolate and banana smoothie. It hits the spot when I’m craving something sweet and if I freeze this, it becomes a delicious dessert too!

What extras do you like to add to your smoothies? I’m always looking for ideas so please share!

Hi, I’m Sommer (@greenmom) and I’ve been calling this my blogging home for 9 years. I’m a juggler of life, a protective mama bear and I enjoy travel, wine, sunshine and good books. I’m passionate about inspiring others to live a little healthier and greener each day. I’m many things but above all I’m a believer in karma and the good in people. I’m a children’s book author, public speaker and consultant. My full-time gig is working as a Marketing Manager for and helping to encourage everyone to eat healthier. Check out my about me page for more details.


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