Rainbow Mason Jar smoothies

I was inspired!  I joined a 7-day fitness challenge, and one of the requirements is to have a smoothie a day. I’m a big fan of getting all the vitamins from whole natural sources, like leafy greens, colorful fruits, and superfoods. The other day I prep my smoothies and chopped my fruits, place them in the individual mason jars (sometimes I use plastic bags, but not as often) and refrigerate or freeze. When you freeze them, allow time to thaw. Set them on the counter for 5-10 minutes or run through warm water.  I love using mason jars, I can see the layers of beautiful colors of the fruits. In the morning when I’m ready to blend, I add my banana and greens with everything I prep in the jar, I select “smoothie” on my blender settings, add my liquid and blend everything until smooth. That’s it, super simple!

Here are the combinations of fruits and greens I have in the jar:

Strawberries

Blueberries

Cucumbers

Ripe mangos

Pineapple

Spinach (I add a cup or a handful of spinach when ready to blend)

Bananas (I add a banana when ready to blend)

A cup of liquid (water, or coconut water)

A scoop of my “The Natural Citizen” vegan protein (option)

 

 

Recipes for Rainbow Smoothies

Recipe 1: Merry Berries

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup berries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Instructions
  1. If you have a blender setting for a smoothie, turn the blender to smoothie setting. Add the spinach first so it'll stay at the bottom and get chopped well so there are no streaks of greens. Add the rest of the fruits, add the almond milk and blend until smooth. 

Recipe 2: Lean and Green

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup ripe mango
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup coconut water
Instructions
  1. Place all greens in the blender first. Add the rest of the ingredients set your blender to smoothie setting (if you have the feature) or set it to high. Blend until smooth


    Note: for thicker smoothie, add ice

Recipe 3: Dreamy Orange Smoothie

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Ingredients
  • 1 orange
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cashews
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender. Process at high speed until well combined. You may want to add ice (or cold water), depending on how cold and thick you like your smoothie. Enjoy!

 

 


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