Delicious and Nutritious Smoothies to Nourish Yourself in 2019

As the Nutrition and Hormone Health Coach of So Fresh N So Green, I witness firsthand how tempting it is for my clients to start the new year off with a drastic diet or cleanse—and I get it. The holidays can be heavy with pie, parties and cocktails. But instead of feeling the pull to diet or detox, I want to reinforce, refocus and remind others how great you can feel when you make the choice to nourish and take care of yourself, not just in January but all year long.

Thus rather than depriving yourself of certain foods, try to refocus on adding more nutrients and self-care tactics that will empower you to look and feel your very best. These superfood smoothies are so thick, creamy and delicious they could pass as milkshakes while sneaking in tons of anti-inflammatory and metabolism-boosting ingredients that will reignite your health quickly and effectively.

“Beat the January” Blues Creamy Protein Shake

This thick and creamy shake is loaded with healthy protein, quality fat and plenty of fiber to sustain you for hours in between meals or boost your workout sessions. It also sneaks in antioxidants from the blueberries and supports liver detoxification with the addition of frozen cauliflower.

Ingredients

1 cup coconut or hemp milk

1 scoop clean vanilla protein powder

3/4 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup frozen cauliflower

1 tablespoon coconut, almond or cashew butter or 1/4 avocado

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Optional add-ins: 1-2 dates or frozen banana to sweeten; 1 teaspoon ashwagandha to combat stress

Pro tip: If you like your shakes thinner, simply add more milk.

Directions

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and mix until smooth.

Anti-Inflammatory Spiced Gingersnap Smoothie

This smoothie tastes like a cookie but is rich in anti-inflammatory ingredients that will naturally boost your metabolism (cinnamon), support your body in cell repair and restoring glowing skin (ginger and turmeric) and elimination (fiber from the flaxseed and squash).

Ingredients

1 cup almond, cashew or other nut milk

1 scoop clean vanilla protein powder

1 cup frozen butternut squash (or pumpkin)

1 small frozen banana

1 tablespoon almond, cashew or other nut butter

1 tablespoon flaxseed

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 inch ginger, grated and peeled

Optional add-ins: 1-2 dates to sweeten; 1 teaspoon chaga mushroom to boost immunity

Pro tip: If you like your smoothies thinner, simply add more milk until desired consistency.

Directions

Add all ingredients together in a high-speed blender and mix until smooth.