A smoothie is great for a quick nutritious breakfast, or a healthy pick-me-up anytime during the day. They are also a yummilicious way to satisfy cravings, and get more greens and fruits into your day. Pick one or more items from each section, and blend with ice. These are just some ideas to get you going. Use your imagination, and you can make some fabulous creations! For example:

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie – 1/4 cup organic canned pumpkin, 1 cup coconut milk, 1/2 banana, pumpkin pie spice, 1 scoop vanilla rice protein.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup: 1Tbsp raw cacao powder, handful baby spinach or scoop of greens powder, banana, 1 Tbsp organic peanut butter, 1 cup coconut or other non-dairy milk. Add a date for extra sweetness.

Carrot Cake Smoothie: raw carrot (puree with water), 1 Tbsp walnuts, 1 cup coconut milk, ½ tsp vanilla, cinnamon, ½ banana, 1 Tbsp raisins or 1 date, 1 tsp coconut oil.

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Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, Soy Milk, Brewed & cooled green tea, Water

Fruit and veggies: (can be frozen or fresh, and adding banana or date with other fruits acts as a natural sweetener)

Berries in any combination – Acai, Blueberries, Goji, Raspberries, Strawberries

Mango, Banana, Melon, Oranges (just peel & take out seeds, throw in whole to get the most nutritional value), Dates, Pomegranate Seeds, Pumpkin, Carrot

Kale, Baby Spinach, Greens Powder

Hemp, Rice, Nut butter or raw nuts

Flax, Hemp, Chia

Cacao (raw cocoa powder), Vanilla, Cinnamon (or other spices)

Authored by: Tami Racaniello

Tami Racaniello CPFT-HFI, Corporate Wellness Expert, Motivational Speaker & Author Tami, President of It's Time to Get Fit, Inc. & Yummilicious Creations, Incorporated, changed her mindset and lifestyle, leading to a weight loss of over 100 pounds. Tami gives presentations in companies on topics such as "How to Exercise Anywhere" and "Making Small Changes to Make a Big Difference in Energy and Health". She also speaks to women's groups on "Health is Not a Size" and teaches "Intuitive Eating". Tami has done numerous radio interviews, her articles are published in magazines and online, and she is a chapter contributor to the book, "If I Knew Then What I Know Now" by Doreen Guma. Tami believes health is a daily life decision, not an event or diet program, and that food and life is to be enjoyed.        

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