Smoothies & Beverages

Iced Yerba Mate Energy DrinkI’ve told y’all this before, but I’ve never ever in my 32 years of life had a cup of coffee.  I promise it’s not a health thing, merely a preference. But, I certainly still need help from our good friend CAFFEINE to help my eyelids pop open in the mornings or during that afternoon slump. […]
Morning Glory SmoothieThis is a recipe that I’ve been drinking for a while, and for some reason it makes me happy.  It’s light, fresh, and just the right amount of sweetness for me.  I usually drink it for breakfast or for a mid-afternoon pick me up, sometimes changing out the mango for green apple–depending on what’s available. […]
Watermelon CoolerSweet, sweet summertime.  It’s just a feeling.  A slow down in life.  A community feel.  Sand in our toes.  A beautiful time of year. There’s something’ about that summer heat that makes us gather round, whether it be at the lake, a church picnic, or a grill out with friends. To me, watermelon is a […]
Neapolitan Nice CreamWith summer approaching, I find myself feeling nostalgic and longing for the days of old–like ice cream trucks, long hot days, lightning bugs, and fresh watermelon. But since going dairy free [and since embracing a clean eating lifestyle], ice cream hasn’t been on my list.  Even “good organic” ones can be filled with lots of […]
Vanilla-Almond Milkshake (Dairy Free)This recipe is easy peasy. Kind of like our Easy Peasy Tortilla Chips, but tasting like a milkshake.  I mean, really, is there anything wrong with this picture? Believe it or not, sometimes I don’t want green stuff.  As I’ve mentioned, I am 100% a recovering sugar addict, BUT living this clean lifestyle has helped […]
Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter MilkshakeAllergen Information: Contains Peanuts (can be substituted!). Contains coconut. Special Equipment: Blender I’ve been making a milkshake similar to this recipe for about a year now.  It inspired me to create something that my taste buds really enjoy. Something with coconut. Something way chocolate-y. Something with Peanut Butter. I know some of you are thinking: […]
Classic Green SmoothieAllergen Information: Contains Tree Nuts (can substitute) Special Equipment: High powered blender Ok…What’s wrong with the color green? It’s the color of healthy, beautiful grass and trees. We go crazy over it in March, and even think little Leprechauns are cute when any other time of the year, we might actually admit they are creepy! […]
Creamy Grapefruit SmoothieAllergen Information: Contains dairy (you can replace with soy or coconut yogurt if necessary). Special Equipment: High Speed Blender So…..I have a confession.  I don’t like grapefruit.  Or celery. These are two foods I just can’t get past.  I’m not too worried about it because I know I can’t like it all. I can’t imagine […]
Green Tea Berry SmoothieAllergen Information: Free of the top 8 allergens Special Equipment: High Powered Blender It’s no secret that I. LOVE. SMOOTHIES. They are so good. They are beautiful. They are easy. They are filling. They are nutritious. I really could just go on, and on, and on. But like anything, smoothies can get boring if you […]
Raspberry Peach SmoothieAllergen Information: Contains Tree Nuts Special Equipment: High Powered Blender This smoothie is a great place to start if you aren’t into the whole “green” thing. It tastes as beautiful as it looks and is still packed full of yummy goodness. You might have seen the buzz words “chia seeds” all around you.  They have […]
Granny Apple Pie SmoothieAllergen Information: Contains tree nuts Special Equipment: High Speed Blender This is one of those times I wish I had a different talent.  I know, I know, we aren’t supposed to do that.  But really.  Can I have just a few dance moves?? Or an eye for photography?? I don’t think I’ll ever be able […]
Classic Strawberry-Banana SmoothieAllergen Information: Free of the top 8 allergens. Nut-free, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Special Equipment: High powered blender Sometimes you just need a smoothie that’s classic.  A couple easy ingredients and nothing crazy…. If that’s you, then this smoothie is for you!  It’s perfectly sweet and filling.  And I promise you can’t taste the spinach. Add this […]
Iced Chai TeaAllergen Information: Contains tree nuts (substitution given).  Gluten-free & dairy free Special Equipment: High Powered Blender I know it’ll be hard to believe both of these statements can inhabit the same sentence, but they’re true….I used to have a Starbucks addiction AND I’ve never had a cup of coffee in my life. I will smell […]
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie–Dairy FreeAllergen Information: Contains Tree Nuts (substitution given) Special Equipment: High Powered Blender This smoothie captures Valentine’s Day in a jar. It’s creamy, it’s chocolate-y, it’s sweet…..And it’s also GOOD FOR YOU! This recipe can serve two–so why not give this to your kids for breakfast or for an afternoon snack?  They’ll love you (even more […]
Chocolate Milkshake–Dairy FreeAllergen Information: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free. Contains tree nuts (substitution given) Special Equipment: High powered blender Sometimes we don’t want something to taste green (for some of us, that might be most of the time 🙂 ).  We just need CHOCOLATE!  That is where this Almond Milk Chocolate Milkshake comes into play.  Now […]
Blueberry-Almond SmoothieAllergen Information: Contains tree nuts. (substitution given) Special Equipment: High Powered Blender One of the easiest ways to reduce stress (in my life) is being prepared–that’s why I plan, plan, plan, and write, write, write.  If I wake up and have no idea what’s for breakfast, then I’m already stressed, rushing around, yipping at family, […]
Mango Banana SmoothieAllergen Information:  Contains tree nuts. (substitution listed) I know the whole “green” thing grosses some people out, especially those at the beginning of their food journey.  But just take a second and look at that picture.  Isn’t it pretty?  Like a pretty color of green? Yes, it’s green because there is spinach in it.  And […]
Coconut Pineapple ShakeAllergen Information:  Contains Tree nuts.  See “Notes” for alternative. This shake will make you long for summer and sand between your toes. It’s light, fun, filling, and great for people starting out with shakes. Enjoy!   Coconut Pineapple Shake Recipe Type: Shakes & Beverages Author: Thrive to Live Serves: 1 Ingredients 2 T hemp seeds […]