Almond Breeze Fruit Smoothie {Gluten Free}

unnamed (4)So, I woke up to a mountain of snow outside my window this morning – snow day! There is nothing like staying home in your pajamas and warm fuzzy socks.

This little delightful smoothie will awaken your senses and give you that energy boost you need for the long, cold day ahead.

This was quick and easy to make. All you need is a blender and a few ingredients.

You need: 1 handful of leafy greens {I used a mix of arugula, baby kale and spinach}, 1 scoop of whey protein powder, 1 cup of frozen fruit {this one had pineapples, strawberries & peaches}, 2 tbsp. chia seeds, 1 tbsp. flax seed, ½ cup water and ½ cup almond breeze {unsweetened}.

Just place all these ingredients into your blender. You do not need a fancy one for these smoothies. Pulse for about 5 minutes until the mixture is smooth.

Also – the use of almond milk is a healthy alternative to dairy milk. It’s lower in calories, packed with vitamin E, does not need to be refrigerated – and is great for raw food diets!

I poured the breakfast drink into a big mason jar. It’s fun to drink these out of thick colorful straws. It really feels beachy this way! Enjoy this sweet drink. Loaded with fiber, protein and naturally gluten free!

Vitamin Packed Sweet Green Shake


What it looks like before you blend!

Have a craving for a milkshake or smoothie? This morning vitamin packed green shake should hit the spot. You can have this for breakfast or a little midnight snack {I usually fix this as a morning shake}.

The healthy ingredients are sure to keep you satisfied for hours and give your skin that healthy glow. Who knew you could pack out your blender with some great stuff – and reap the rewards?

You’ll crave this breakfast in the morning when you wake up. I feel like my kitchen is a Jamba Juice factory – this shake is seriously that good!

You will need: 2 tbsp. Greek yogurt, ½ cup water, 2 tsp. chia seeds, 1 tsp. flax seed, 1 scoop gluten free whey protein powder, 1 handful spinach and 1 generous handful of frozen fruit.


Finished product in a mason jar with straw!

First, I generally place the yogurt in the blender – then add in the frozen fruit. Here is where you can get creative the sky’s the limit. You can put frozen blueberries in the shake – strawberries, pineapples, peaches {whatever really}. I typically buy this value pack of assorted mixed fruit at Costco – more bang for your buck.

Next add in the chia seeds, flax and 1 scoop of why protein powder. I get the vanilla flavored kind – this really adds a milkshake taste to the shake. Shove in a heaping handful of spinach and pour the water on top.

Blend your little green mixture together using the ‘milkshake’ setting on your blender. You may need to add in a little more water depending on the thickness and consistency you want for your shake.

There you go – a morning sweet green shake – packed with vitamins and will give you energy to go about your busy work day. Hooray for beautiful greens and naturally sweetened fruit!