After Holiday Dinner Smoothie Recipes

Turkey Day Detox Smoothie RecipeHere it is, the Holidays already. My, how the year has flown by. Now, I love all the holidays. I love the dishes, I love the recipe possibilities, I love the coming together of family and friends to enjoy good times. But, let’s be honest, after a really awesome holiday meal, don’t you find yourself thinking, “whoa, I am full. Why didn’t I stop after the second plate? I’m going to eat nothing tomorrow…” Which, who eats nothing? Let’s talk a health, refreshing alternative – a real fruit smoothie.

My freezer is always stocked with frozen berries for when I need some refreshing hydration rather than a heavy meal (these are great before or after yoga practice). Plus, these require very little kitchen time, which is lovely after all of the kitchen time needed to prep that big special dinner day.

So, I’m going to share with you a few of my favorite smoothie recipes. They’ll be delightful any time of the day, and since it’s looking like we’re going to have a hot Christmas in Orange County, you’ll be able to enjoy them throughout the new year, too.


Holiday Feast Detox Smoothie 

Originally, I served it to a tech company the Monday after Thanksgiving where they were all complaining about how full they were after Thanksgiving. This is great after any big Holiday feast. It’s great any time. Don’t let the kale scare you! 1 generous serving or two smaller servings

Turkey Day Detox Smoothie RecipeHow to Make:

  • 1 cup frozen chopped kale
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • Juice from one half of a lime
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup coconut mylk
  1. Toss all in a blender
  2. Blend on high
  3. If the smoothie is a little thick, add in a little more coconut water so it blends well.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

 


Berry Good Smoothie

There’s a smoothie shop in Santa Barbara called Blenders. This is my version of my favorite of their smoothies. I love the juicy berry combo. The original had frozen yogurt and a lot of added sugar. I cut straight to the fruit with my version. It’s still plenty sweet and oh so refreshing. Makes 1 serving.

Berry Good Smoothie RecipeHow to Make:

 

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup almond mylk
  1. Toss all in a blender.
  2. Blend on high.
  3. If your smoothie is thick, add a little more OJ.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

 

 


Hawaiian Bliss Smoothie

Now, this smoothie goes back many many moons, to another health food store in Santa Barbara called Keiser’s. It one of the original health food stores. I loved this smoothie. And, my taste buds dreamt of this smoothie for years. I remember they made it with lime sherbet and topped it with whipped cream, which when you think about it, isn’t so healthy smoothie as it is a milkshake. So, I kept the flavors, loaded in the fruit, and voil√° – you’ll take a sip and start dreaming of Hawaii, too. Serves 1.

Hawaiian Bliss SmoothieHow to Make:

  • 1 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • 3/4 cup limeade
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  1. Measure all into a blender
  2. Blend on high
  3. If the smoothie is thick, alternate adding in limeade and coconut water in splashes until your smoothie is smooth and creamy.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Give ThanksA note on these recipes: as always, you can sub out the almond mylk for your favorite dairy-alternative mylk.

Wishing you a delicious and nourishing Thanksgiving!

~Namaste

 

 

 

 

 

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