The Dinna Ladies

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Smoothies for Dinna Part 2

While I’m very much your sit-down-and-cut-into-a-juicy-steak kinda girl in terms of dinners, there is absolutely something to be said for subbing in a smoothie.  If you’re selective about the proper ingredients, these babies can be both nutritious and filling.  My eyes are definitely bigger than my stomach, so I’m still surprised when I’m struggling to slurp down the last sip of a smoothie, my tummy already nice and full.  They’re also perfect for those weeknights when you’re exhausted from a full day of running to meetings, knocking things off your ever-growing to-do list, and sacrificing good food choices for convenience.

So, in honor of the gloriously sneaky smoothie, we’re publishing some additional recipes for you to add to your repertoire! You may remember the ones we posted about in August, a chocolate avocado smoothie and a spinach & banana power smoothie. Today’s versions use some different ingredients, like cashew butter and frozen raspberries, so your arsenal has some variety.  I personally like smoothies that include avocado- it gives them an unbeatable creamy texture and is a great way to use that half an avocado in your fridge before it gets gross.

Do you have any go-to smoothie recipes that help fill you up quickly? Tell us about them in the comments below!



Smoothie 1: Banana Cashew Delight

Blend the below ingredients:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • whole banana
  • 2 spoonfuls of cashew (or peanut) butter
  • 2 pinches cacao nibs
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder (optional)

Smoothie 2: Berry Bomb

Blend the below ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 3/4 cup fresh organic blueberries
  • 1/3 cup  fresh or frozen raspberries (or blackberries!)
  • handful of spinach
  • 1-2 big spoonfuls of vanilla yogurt

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