A special thank you goes out to CVS for sending Paige’s family these awesome ingredients including CVS Raw Chia Seeds, CVS Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, and CVS Plant Based Protein Smoothie Powders. Opinions expressed are those of the contributor.
There’s nothing that gets my family more excited about breakfast than a fresh smoothie. We’ve been known to experiment with fruits and nuts, and sometimes even veggies in the blender. But it’s back to school season now, and our time for smoothie experiments is limited.
Gone are those lazy summer mornings, traded in for alarm clocks, transitions, new faces and friends, and maybe even (but hopefully not!) a few tears in the days ahead. Ever wondered if there are quick, healthy, and easy breakfast solutions for those busy school mornings?
I’m here to tell you there is! CVS Raw Chia Seeds, CVS Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, and CVS Plant Based Protein Smoothie Powders are smoothie ingredients that offer so many options for tasty and healthy smoothies. Plus, all of these ingredients are Vegan Friendly.
I actually challenged myself this weekend to come up with 3 Back to School Smoothie Recipes for these upcoming busy school mornings. This got me experimenting with different fruits, some oats, almond milk, coconut milk, and all of the ingredients from CVS. Each creation has no added sugars, are Vegan, and I also tried to use fresh fruit in all three.
Blackberry Peach Smoothie
1 cup of almond milk
1 packet of CVS brand Mixed Berry flavored Plant-Based Protein Smoothie powder
1 tablespoon CVS Raw Black Chia Seeds
½ cup peeled and sliced fresh peaches
1 cup frozen blackberries
½ cup ice
In a blender, add almond milk, protein powder, chia seeds, peaches, blackberries, and ice. Blend until smooth (stopping to scrape sides if necessary), and serve cold.
Tropical Green Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
½ cup fresh mango
1 tablespoon CVS Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon CVS brand Black Chia Seeds
1 ripe banana
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup ice
In a blender, add coconut milk, mango, coconut oil, chia seeds, banana, spinach, and ice. Blend until smooth (stopping to scrape sides if necessary), and serve cold.
Vanilla Oatmeal Smoothie
1 ½ cup of almond milk
1 cup of whole oats
1 packet of CVS brand Vanilla Flavored Protein Smoothie Powders
1 ripe banana
1 cup of ice.
In a blender add almond milk, oats, protein powder, banana, and ice. Blend until smooth (stopping to scrape sides if necessary), and serve cold.
Do you make smoothies for busy school mornings? What are your favorite ingredients to include?
All three of these smoothies were a wonderful and tasty success. Hopefully you enjoy them as much as my family did!
You can find Paige over at Where Latin Meets Lagniappe, where she creates and photographs her own healthy and delicious recipe creations.
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