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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Health & Wellness: Three Healthy Smoothies

Whether as a meal on-the-go, a recovery drink or even just a snack, smoothies offer a quick way to get the nutrients you need without taking time from your busy schedule. The seemingly endless possibilities in smoothie-making allow for specification to your dietary needs. Just a few simple ingredients can provide a daily health boost, and taste wonderful too! Here are three recipes to get started:

Breakfast Blend 

Breakfast Blend Ingredients. // Photo by Garrett Walker

Recovery Smoothie Ingredients. // Photo by Garrett Walker

Start your day with a rush of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants with this dairy-free delight.


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana – sliced
  • 3 large strawberries – sliced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ cup oats
  • Ice as needed





End your workout with this dessert-like, protein-packed beverage.


  • 1 cup chocolate milk
  • 1 banana – sliced
  • 1 “scoop” (about 2 tablespoons) protein power
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Honey to taste
  • Ice as needed






The Cascadian

For a taste of local culture, try this smoothie created with ingredients grown in the Pacific Northwest.

Cascadian Smoothie Ingredients. // Photo by Garrett Walker


The Cascadian // Photo by Garrett Walker

  • 1 cup whole milk 
  • ½ red apple – sliced
  • ½ mixed berries
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/3 cup mixed nuts
  • Ice as needed
  • Garnish with cucumber if desired


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