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This smoothie combines frozen figs, berries, spinach, flax and protein powder for a quick pick me up breakfast or pre-workout meal. 

(Makes 24oz)

Ingredients

  • 3 frozen (or fresh) figs
  • 1/2 c. frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 c. frozen cherries
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 Tbsp. flax seed
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2-1 scoop protein powder (I used plain, but you could experiment with vanilla & omit the extract)
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 c. water (or milk of your choice)
  • unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and process until smoothie consistency.
  2. Pour into your favorite glass or travel mug. 
  3. Sip, gulp, chug, or whatever your preferred drinking method may be.  

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Happy Memorial Day!
Coconut berry frozen cheesecake bites

Ingredients

  • *1 cup (feel free to estimate here) coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1 c. blueberries (mix of fresh and frozen if possible)
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Fresh raspberries (or other berries) for topping

Instructions

  1. Mix the coconut cream and butter in a saucepan over low-medium heat, stirring until a creamy consistency is reached. 
  2. Turn off heat and add in the vanilla extract and stir.  
  3. In a mini muffin tin, fill up each spot about halfway with coconut mixture & place in freezer. 
  4. Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, mix together the lemon juice and berries until pureed. 
  5. Add the blueberry puree to the muffin tin. Leave room at the top for second layer of cream.
  6. Top blueberry layer with remaining coconut mixture. 
  7. Top with berries and place in freezer. Let set for 15 minutes.
  8. I let mine thaw out a bit before eating it, but to each their own.

*I am lucky enough to live near an ice cream store that creams their coconuts every Thursday. They sell their coconut cream which is decadent. If this isn’t the case for you, you can buy coconut cream or refrigerate a can of full-fat coconut milk and scoop out the solid part.

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