Two Energy Packed Smoothie Recipes

Ahhhh I just came back from a very hot and sunny run but fortunately I had on sunscreen and a visor!  It doesn't look like it's going to be as hot as it was on Tuesday but it's very warm today.  But it's beautiful and it's Friday!!!  What are your plans for the weekend?  What kind of recipes are cooking up??

Here are two smoothies I drank before my runs this weekend and they really helped to fuel me. Today's smoothie was packed with coconut milk which has alot of fat but this also means lots of energy.  I need to go food shopping this weekend so plan on more recipes this coming week.

I'm in the midst of working on a vegan eats in NYC post and I'm collaborating with another local food blogger, Beth Reed of, and I can't wait until we publish our joint post!  Beth is so nice....and she's vegan and gluten free so she was showing me the vegan, GF scene in Brooklyn the other day.  Stay tuned for our post next Friday.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie:

2 cups of coconut water
2 pints of organic blueberries
2 frozen bananas
2 tbsp of hemp seeds

Combine all ingredients except the hemp seeds in your high speed blender (I use a Ninja blender) and top with the hemp seeds.  Hemp seeds are my new obsession!  They are a great plant based protein source and they have tons of nutrients and energy.  Try them on your smoothies and in your oatmeal.

Chocolate Banana Coconut Smoothie

1.5 cups of coconut milk
2 frozen bananas
2 scoops of chocolate vegan protein powder or 2.5 tbsp of cacao powder
1 oz of raw superfoods blend or raw nuts (I buy Jucie Press's superfoods blend)

Combine all ingredients except the superfoods blend in your blender and blend on high.  Top with nuts or superfoods.  It tastes like ice cream :)  This recipe is totally raw if you use cacao powder instead of the protein powder.

These are also great smoothies after a run when you want to recover.  I love starting my day with an energy packed smoothie especially if it's a warm morning.

What's your favorite smoothie recipe?  Post it in the comments.

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