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Buddy the Elf Morning Smoothie

Does anyone else love starting their mornings off with a freshly made smoothie? Knowing I packed them up with lots of nutrients makes me feel better and tends to keep me on a healthy eating kick for the rest of the day.

This week I decided to get creative! With the holidays in full swing and Elf being one of my favorite Christmas movies, I am introducing the “Buddy the Elf” morning smoothie!¬†IMG_7511

 

I have an old Ninja pulse blender that comes with single serving blending cups, so I used 2 of them for this recipe. One to make the yellow portion and one to make the green. I placed all ingredients for each portion into their blending cup, blended them all up and then poured the yellow on the bottom to represent Buddy’s yellow tights and the green portion on top to represent his green jacket.

I forgot unsweetened coconut flakes, so I used coconut chunks and cut them up for his white collar. I recommend though not to forget the flakes, because they would’ve been better :)¬† All ingredients listed below!

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Yellow Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 banana frozen
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp Tumeric
  • 1 small chunk of ginger

Green Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 banana frozen
  • 2 kiwis frozen and chopped
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/2 avocado

I put the kiwi and banana in the freezer the night before and sliced them frozen in the morning right before I put them in the blender. I’m not a fan of ice in my smoothies, so I try to replace that addition with frozen fruit. The pineapples I got at the store already pre-cut in the frozen fruit aisle.

I also tried to dice the kale up a little smaller because I can NEVER get the leafy greens to fully blend and I think it helps a little so you’re not chewing it as you sip.

I thought it was pretty tasty the way it was, but if you like your smoothies on the sweeter side, feel free to add in some honey or a tsp of vanilla.

And obviously I put it in a mason jar, because it just wouldn’t be me if I didn’t!

 

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