OREO Cookies and Cream Smoothie


OREO Cookies and Cream Smoothie
This isn’t the healthiest smoothie in the world, but it’s also not bad. I believe in moderation of sweet treats and I did try to make it as healthy as I could since I used pudding mix in the recipe. But believe me, it’s well worth the calories. It practically tastes like a milkshake. It’s so good, so sweet, thick, cold and has the most wonderful cookies and cream taste. I haven’t had a OREO cookie in years and this smoothie totally gave me the OREO cookie taste that I have been missing without actually adding OREO’s!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup non-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt or vanilla greek yogurt
  • 6 teaspoons  (30 grams) JELLO OREO Cookies and Cream Instant Pudding
  • 1/2 teaspoon  vanilla extract (omit if using vanilla greek yogurt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon  stevia, to taste
  • 1 cup ice

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 40-45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Serve immediately.

Red Velvet Smoothie


Red Velvet Smoothie
Cacao (unsweetened raw cacao) is the perfect ingredient to add to green smoothies when chocolate cravings hit, but we love it for more than just its taste. Cacao is high in phenols, which means this smooth and rich superfood helps prevent the clogging of arteries in your body. Bottom line? Cacao keeps your heart beating strong. Blend this recipe for you and a loved one!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 cups strawberries (frozen for a cold smoothie)
  • 4 dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup peeled and chopped raw or cooked beet
  • 1 Tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • Coconut Whipped Cream

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 40-45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Pour into 2 glasses and top with coconut whipped cream, if using.

Black Forest Smoothie


Black Forest Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 – 2 Medjool dates, depending on desired sweetness
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats*
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder (optional)
  • 1 – 2 handfuls of baby spinach (optional)

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 40-45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. This smoothie can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for extra thickness and creaminess. The longer it sits, the thicker it gets!

Cook’s Notes

* I love adding oats to my smoothies to make them a little creamier and “doughier,” but you can sub the oats for an extra tablespoon of chia seeds if you want this to be grain free.

Almond Joy Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie


Almond Joy Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie
Take overnight oats to a whole new level of deliciousness with this Almond Joy Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie! Cool and creamy like a smoothie, it’s also got that stick-to-your-ribs feeling of a bowl of oats that’ll keep you satisfied for hours. Vegan, gluten-free, and packed with plant-based protein and fiber, this smoothie makes a perfect healthy and easy breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats**
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 teaspoons cacao powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk***
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • optional toppings: chocolate chips, shredded coconut, slivered almonds, etc.

Preparation

  1. The night before, add all ingredients except for toppings to a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix to ensure that everything is well combined. Cover with plastic wrap (of transfer to a sealed container) and place in fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. The next morning, transfer contents of bowl to a blender, and blend until a smooth and creamy consistency is reached.
  3. Transfer back to bowl, add desired toppings, and enjoy!

Cook’s Notes

* Cook time refers to chilling time.
** Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you need this to be gluten-free. You can also reduce the oats to ⅓ cup and add a scoop of your favourite protein powder.
*** If smoothie is too thick, add a few extra splashes of milk in the blender.

Chocolate Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie


Chocolate Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie
lovers rejoice! Take overnight oats to a whole new level of deliciousness with this thick and creamy Chocolate Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie. Silky and smooth, it’s got that stick-to-your-ribs feeling of a bowl of oats that’ll keep you satisfied for hours. Vegan, gluten-free, and packed with plant-based protein and fiber, this smoothie makes a perfect healthy and easy breakfast or snack!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats**
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon natural almond butter***
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk****
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. The night before, add all ingredients to the bowl of your blender and give it a stir to ensure that everything is well combined.
  2. Cover and place in fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
  3. The next morning, blend until a smooth and creamy consistency is reached, adding more milk if smoothie is too thick.
  4. Transfer back to a bowl or glass, add desired toppings, and enjoy!

Cook’s Notes

* Cook time refers to chilling time.
** Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you need this to be gluten-free. You can also reduce the oats to 1-3 cup and add a scoop of your favourite protein powder.
*** I used almond because it has a sweet and mild taste. Feel free to use your favourite nut/seed butter, but the flavour might shine through a little.
**** If smoothie is too thick, add a few extra splashes of milk to the blender.

Frozen Mocha Frappuccino


Frozen Mocha Frappuccino

Ingredients

  • 1 cup International Delight Mocha Light Iced Coffee
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon  instant espresso (optional)
  • 1 cup ice

Optional Garnish

  • Chocolate syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Mini-Chocolate Chips

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 40-45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. In your glass, tilt and pour chocolate down and around the sides; fill with frappuccino mixture.
  6. Top with whipped cream and a few mini-chocolate chips, if desired.
  7. Serve immediately.