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recipe: morning go-to smoothies

         Hey everyone! I can't believe its already the end of April. Time is flying by! I wanted to stop in and share a few recipes that have really been life changing to my morning routine for the past 6 months or so. I have always loved smoothies but the smoothies I used to know and love were packed with sugar and ingredients that weren't exactly making the smoothie that healthy.

          I started making my own smoothies daily and not jamming white sugar and juices in them and they have really made a big difference to my morning routine. Unlike most of you reading this, I don't like coffee or anything hot in the morning. I don't know why I just feel better each morning if I am drinking something ice cold. Smoothies have been great for me and now learning and knowing what to put in them has been amazing.

          There are several juice shops that I enjoy visiting on a weekly basis (not kidding) for lunch if I don't have time to pack my lunch I am stopping into a local juice shop. Here are a few of my local favorites:

-Urban Juicer in Franklin & Arcade Alley area

-9 fruits in Franklin 

-Juicebar in Hillsboro Village 

       When I am not enjoying a smoothie at one of these fabulous places I am making my own. I try to make my own for breakfast almost every day unless I decide to have one for lunch instead. I can't do two in one day that would be fruit overload for me haha!  I wanted to share a few go-to recipes that I have tried and really enjoyed. 

Smoothie 1: 

-1 cup of frozen or fresh pineapple
-1 cup of frozen or fresh mango
-1 cup of coconut milk 
-A sprinkle of coconut chips

Smoothie 2: 

-1 cup of spinach
-1 banana
-1 cup of coconut water

Smoothie 3: 

-1 cup of strawberries
-1 banana
-1 cup of coconut milk
-A sprinkle of coconut chips

-Use coconut milk, almond milk, or coconut water as your liquid for a healthier smoothie
-Adding bananas makes each smoothie taste better 
-Meal prepping your smoothies in advance by cutting up fruits and veggies and freezing them make smoothie making much easier during the week and for breakfast when you can grab a container or bag of pre-made smoothie and go 

This is the pineapple smoothie incorporating "dang foods" coconut chips= so good!!

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