Gingerbread Smoothie

Gingerbread Smoothie | The Blonde Buckeye

I love my Spinach Smoothies, you know that… But I also love to switch it up with seasonal flavors! I ran out of my molasses from last year, then I heard about blackstrap molasses – have you guys heard of it? It actually has a lot of health benefits; Iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium and even more. It has a more pungent taste, but since I love the taste of molasses, it was perfect. Some of you may want to additional sweetener though if it’s to intense. I used it in this Gingerbread Smoothie and it was incredibly good. Not too sweet, not too bitter. The perfect smoothie for fall or winter!Continue Reading

Spinach Flax Protein Smoothie

Spinach Flax Protein Smoothie | The Blonde Buckeye

See, I eat vegetables, or in this case, drink them. Actually, the truth is, we eat pretty boring & healthy during the week. It’s a lot of broccoli & chicken breast. But sometimes I just don’t feeeeel like eating vegetables. Usually my guilty conscience wins over though. But that’s one of the main reasons I love a spinach smoothie; you can basically consume a giant spinach salad in the quick convenience of a drink. Plus, with a little fruit, it tastes sweet & refreshing. I’ve made a ton of variations, but this is my absolute favorite. I love it for breakfast, it’s the perfect fast lunch if you’re in a rush, a great pre/post workout snack… it can be anything. In addition to loading it with spinach, I also like to incorporate a bunch of add-ins. These can be anything you like or need, but my favorites are flax meal, protein powder & chia seeds. This is the perfect opportunity to get those additional nutrients. This is the spinach smoothie for people who think they don’t like spinach smoothies.Continue Reading