Join the Smoothie Challenge

Hello love! Welcome back to my space!!! I am so excited to be starting my very own smoothie challenge! I joined Jasmine, of Diary of a Mad Black Vegan smoothie challenge for the month of July and the results were amazing!!! Let’s talk about it! Since having a smoothie a day for the last 31 days I have experienced:

  • my skin has cleared up
  • reduced bloating
  • increased energy
  • making healthier food choices throughout the day
  • extremely regular digestion
  • increased clarity
  • weight loss

You can’t argue with those benefits so I’ve decided to keep the party going! One of the things I loved about the smoothie challenge was the accountability! There were definitely days that I didn’t want to drink a smoothie but I did it anyway and I was definitely better for it! Having a smoothie a day, especially a healthy one, is such a great habit to have! It’s pretty simple! All you have to do is:

  1. Make at least one smoothie a day every day in the month of August.
  2. Name the smoothie (this is totally optional but it makes it more fun)
  3. Take a picture of the smoothie (you can totally be in the picture enjoying your smoothie if that’s what you’re into)
  4. Share the picture in your stories or on your feed and tag me @shamelesslyfabulous and use the hashtag #sfsmoothiechallenge

And boom, accountability for a healthy habit!!!Let’s do it! I will say that I tend to lean toward a healthier smoothie so that if I derail from healthy eating during the day, I can say that I at least had one nutritionally dense meal. I also prefer to add water instead of plant based milks however, you should do what feel right for you!


Shopping List

There are definitely things you will need to have to embark upon this smoothie challenge! Most of the things on this list are optional! If you don’t like certain ingredients , don’t buy them! Stick to the ingredients that you love!

Frozen Fruit: I love keeping frozen fruit on hand! It makes it easy to have a smoothie daily if you keep your freezer stocked with a few bags of frozen fruits! My top three favorites are: mixed berry, mango and pineapple!

  • Mixed Berries
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Peaches
  • Cherries

Nuts and seeds: I use nuts and seeds sparingly to add creaminess/extra protein/fat to my smoothies!

  • Chia Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Flax Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Raw Cashews
  • Almonds

Vegetables: My preferred vegetable to add to my smoothies is spinach! I add just enough to get my daily dose of greens but not enough to make it taste too green.

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Carrots

Fresh Fruit: I love having juicy fruits like oranges and watermelon on hand so that I don’t have to use much liquid.

  • Oranges
  • Watermelon
  • Banana
  • Mango
  • Peaches
  • Limes
  • Lemon
  • Dates

Spices: I use spices to add a little more flavor to my smoothies.

  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Cardamom
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger

Liquid: As I said before I prefer to use water in my smoothies but if you want them to be creamier and more dense, definitely hit up those plant milks!

  • Coconut Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Cashew Milk
  • Water
  • Sesame Milk

Miscellaneous:

  • Cacao nibs
  • Cacao powder
  • Shredded coconut
  • Maca root powder
  • Almond butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Tahini
  • Protein Powder
  • Oats
  • Agave Nectar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Plant Based Yogurt

Before we get into these recipes know that you can opt out of any of the ingredients but doing so will change the consistency of the smoothie! Also, if you desire a sweeter smoothie you can add: dates, maple syrup, agave or any other sweetener you like! I tend to taste and adjust the flavors of my smoothies before adding them to my mason jar!

Smoothie Recipes:

Mixed Berry

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Cup Frozen Mixed Berries
  • Handful Spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon Flax Seed
  • 1-2 Cups of Liquid

Banana Bae

  • 2 Frozen Bananas
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Nut Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Maca Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flax seed
  • Handful of Spinach
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon
  • 1-2 Cups of Liquid

Golden Goddess

  • 1/2 cup peaches
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapples
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 Cara Cara Orange
  • Ginger to taste
  • 1-2 Cups of Liquid

Orange Cream Smoothie

  • 2 Oranges
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • Raw Cashews
  • 1-2 Scoops of Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1-2 Cups of Liquid

Chunky Monkey

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 1-2 Scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1-2 Cups of Liquid (this pairs well with almond milk and coconut milk

PMS Pacifier

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Cherries
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Cacao Powder
  • Handful of Spinach
  • 2 Tablespoons Raw Cashews
  • 1-2 Cups of Liquid

Tropical Sunset

  • 1 Cara Cara Orange
  • 1 Cup Frozen Pineapple
  • 1/2 Cup Mango
  • 2-4 Tablespoons of Shredded Coconut
  • 1-2 Cups of Liquid ( this pairs well with coconut milk)

Berry Nice

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Mixed Berries
  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Cherries
  • 2 generous handfuls of spinach
  • 1-4 Tablespoons of Raw Cashews
  • 1-2 Cups Liquid ( this pairs well with coconut milk and almond milk)

Pear Berry Coconut

  • 1 Cup of Frozen Bluberries
  • 2 Pears
  • 1/4 Cup of Raw Cashews
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1-2 Cups Liquid

Strawberry Kiwi

  • 1 Cup of Strawberries
  • 1 Cup of Bananas
  • 2 Kiwis
  • 2 Cups of Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup of Ice (if using fresh fruit)

Peaches and Cream

  • 1 cup of frozen peaches
  • Handful of spinach (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup of full fat coconut milk
  • 2-4 dates depending on how sweet you want your smoothie
  • 2 Tablespoons of raw cashews
  • Add enough liquid to reach desired consistency

Peach Cobbler

  • 1 Cup Peaches
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 2-4 Tablespoons of Oats
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Raw Cashews
  • 1 Tablespoon Flax Seed
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • 2-4 Dates
  • 1-2 Cups Liquid

Super Sunshine Smoothie

  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Pineapple
  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Mango
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Inch Piece of Ginger
  • Handful Spinach
  • 1-4 Tablespoons Shredded Coconut
  • 1 Cara Cara Orange
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1- 2 Cups Liquid

Berry Bright Bae

  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Mango
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Peaches
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Raspberries
  • Flax Seed
  • 1-2 Cups of Liquid (this would pair well with coconut milk)

Chick O Stick

  • 2 Frozen Bananas
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Maca Powder
  • Handful Spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon Flax seed
  • 1- 2 Cups of Liquid

Strawberry Banana

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 2 Cup of Frozen Strawberries
  • 1- 2 Cups of Liquid
  • 1 cup of ice (If you’re using fresh fruit)

Smoothie Inspiration:

I don’t have precise measurements for these smoothies so I’m sharing the combinations for inspiration!

Peary Spice

  • Pears
  • Vanilla
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • Star Anise
  • Nutmeg
  • Irish Sea Moss
  • Dates
  • Cashews
  • Water or Plant based Milk

24 Carrot Magic

  • Carrots
  • Turmeric
  • Oranges
  • Mango
  • Apricot
  • Ginger
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • Coconut
  • Dates
  • Water or Plant Based Milk

Watermelon Wonder

  • Watermelon
  • Vanilla Protein Powder
  • Water or Plant Based Milk

Pear-fect Cinnamon Roll

  • Pears
  • Banana
  • Dates
  • Cinnamon
  • Oats
  • Vanilla
  • Water or Plant Based Milk

Coco Mango Madness

  • Mango
  • Peach
  • Lime Juice
  • Coconut
  • Vanilla
  • Ice
  • Water or Plant Based Milk

Pineapple Cherry

  • Pineapple
  • Cherries
  • Banana
  • Ice
  • Water or Plant Based Milk

Blueberry Lemon

  • Blueberry
  • Lemon
  • Frozen Banana
  • Ice
  • Water or Plant Based Milk

Peach Dreams

  • Peaches
  • Bananas
  • Sesame Milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Coconut Almond Butter
  • Water or Plant Based Milk

Sweet Sunshine

  • Banana
  • Mango
  • Peaches
  • Water or Plant Based Milk

PPPerfection

  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Frozen Bananas
  • Water or Plant Based Milk

These are some recipes and a little bit of inspiration! You don’t have to use ingredients that you don’t like! If you would rather have a smoothie bowl, go for it !If you want to have a one ingredient smoothie, go for it! Let me know if you have any questions! Lets do this! Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time, Stay Fabulous!

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