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Smoothie Secrets

What's the secret to creating the perfect SMOOTHIE? Registered Dietitian Annessa Chumbley shares a few tips!

Secret #1: use almond extract + unsweetened cashew butter to mimic a “batter” flavor 

Cake Batter Smoothie 
1 cup non-dairy milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder 
1 frozen banana 
1 tablespoon unsweetened cashew butter 
1/4 teaspoon almond extract 

1. Blend in a high-powered blender. Enjoy immediately! 

Secret #2: blend the greens + liquid first to get a smoothie green smoothie 

Emerald Energizer 
1 cup non-dairy milk 
1/2 frozen banana 
handful fresh pineapple chunks, frozen
handful spinach 
scoops of avocado 
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal
vanilla protein powder 

1. Put spinach and milk in the blender first, blending until smooth.  Add all other ingredients and blend! Let your Emerald Energizer prep you for a great day. 

Secret #3: repeat after me: “frozen banana. frozen banana. frozen banana.”  

Chocolate Cherry Crunch Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk 
1/4 frozen banana 
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened dark sweet cherries 
2 teaspoons cocoa powder 
1/4 teaspoon almond extract 
scoop chocolate protein powder
2 teaspoons chia 
1 tablespoon dark chocolate chunks 

Blend the first 6 ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Add chia and dark chocolate, pulsing just a few times to keep the crunch. Pour, slurp and receive delicious energy!

Instagram: @AnnessaRD 
Facebook: Annessa Chumbley, RD 


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