Red, White & Blue Quinoa Smoothie

I'm realizing as I'm writing this that I haven't shared a new smoothie recipe with you in ages. It's crazy because I usually share the things I eat on a daily basis, like new salads, lunches, and breakfasts, but for some reason I've skipped the smoothies lately. I drink smoothies on an almost daily basis and I'm sharing one of my new favorites with you today. It's the perfect summer drink. I'm … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

Since Friday is Valentine's Day and everything, I'm continuing to be cliche and giving you another chocolate recipe. But this time, it's not for your valentine, it's for you. Because you deserve to celebrate yourself. You deserve to treat yourself to something special. You deserve to eat chocolate for breakfast. You deserve to love your body. You deserve to never miss breakfast. Because you … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie

I'm on my final week of my cleanse - with 5 days left - thank goodness! Not to say that I'm not enjoying it, but man after three weeks of liquid meals...I'm going to be ready to eat a real dinner again. And to have a glass of wine. Yes, I know I've totally sounded like a wine-o in my last few posts, but I really have missed it. There is one thing that has made this cleanse more doable for me. … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake Smoothie

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Thank goodness for my BlendTec. I would never have considered throwing carrots into a blender before I picked up one of these magical machines. I know the price can throw some people off, but it seriously has changed my life. Prime example being this carrot cake smoothie. It's rich and creamy, and everything that a smoothie should be. A silky smooth beverage that my old blender would never have … [Read more...]

Green Apple Smoothie for St. Paddy’s Day

Happy Friday! To kick off this weekend filled with all things green, I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes with you. Knowing full well what this weekend will bring for some of us (ahem, your truly) - like parades, going out with friends, enjoying a drink (or two, or three) - I felt like it was only appropriate to start the weekend off with something nutritious and delicious. This Green … [Read more...]

New Year’s Intentions + a Green Smoothie

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Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2013 already? I hope you enjoyed ringing in the new year surrounded by your family and friends. As many do at this time of year, I'm going to dedicate this post to reflections and intentions. 2012 was an amazing year. It was a whirlwind, but the experiences I was left with this year have changed me (and Queen of Quinoa) for the better. I was able to explore … [Read more...]

Minty Melon Smoothie

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Green smoothies are the best. They're my go-to healthy breakfast. After a weekend of drinking with friends, snacking on gluten-free goodies, all while testing recipes and baking more than is necessary, a green smoothie is all my body craves. I'm all about creaminess with my smoothies. I like thick smoothies that I can slurp through a straw. Smoothies that are almost like a thin custard, rather … [Read more...]

Cucumber Pear Smoothie

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I love adding veggies to my smoothies. And I love drinking green in the morning. It's an awesome way to wake up - you feel healthy, energized and satisfied. Smoothies are just so good, especially with a pop of green. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast kick starts your¬†metabolism and helps fuel your body, setting the tone for your day ahead. ¬†It's the very first thing you … [Read more...]

Green Pina Colada Smoothie

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A fabulous smoothie to kickstart your day! A couple of weeks ago I started going to spinning class. Twice a week, I've been dragging myself out of bed at 5:30 in the morning and heading to the gym. I know, shocking, right? This may not seem like a big deal to you some of you, but it kind of is for me. I am not an exerciser. I am very content spending my day on the couch, reading, cooking, … [Read more...]

Alyssa’s Favorite Green Smoothie

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A healthy, vegan, and nutrient rich smoothie to start your day off right.Sitting here pondering my Saturday, preparing the to-do lists in my head, all I really want to think and talk about is the delicious breakfast smoothie I'm drinking. This morning, packing up my blender with yummy green goodness, I realized this was the fourth day this week I had made this exact smoothie. I figured since I … [Read more...]