This weekend, I braved the cold and made my way to the St. Lawrence Market. If you’ve never been before, I seriously suggest you go. On Saturday, you can visit the farmers market to pick up all your fruits and veggies. In the main brick building, you’ll find 120 different vendors selling produce, meats and fish, and a variety of foods. Your taste buds will thank you!
On my most recent adventure, I had some delicious oysters shucked at the fish market. My boyfriend had a chicken sandwich which looked amazing. I also grabbed some beautiful raspberries, blackberries, oranges, and lettuce. As you can tell by the pictures, everything is very bright and fresh.
Fresh fruits and veggies are not cheap, especially when they aren’t in season. Which brings me to my next point – it’s totally okay to use frozen foods for your smoothies. Actually, I encourage it!
Reserve those fresh raspberries for on top of your yogurt and munch on those fresh blueberries on top of your smoothie bowl.
The smoothies have incorporated frozen fruits and different protein elements to keep you going all day. The protein will keep you feeling full for longer and you’ll get all kinds of great nutrients from the ingredients.
The peaches and cream smoothie is made with Greek yogurt. The P in PB&J is, of course, peanut butter! Carrot cake smoothie has vanilla whey protein.
Yummy and healthy recipe below.
Three different healthy smoothies with delicious and nutritious ingredient that keeps you moving all day!
- PB & J Smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/3 cup rolled oats or rolled oat flour *
- 1/2 small banana
- 1 cup coconut dream (coconut beverage)
- 1 cup frozen peaches**
- 1/3 cup vanilla greek yogurt or vegan yogurt
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 cup shredded or matchstick carrots ***
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 serving of vanilla whey protein powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Peaches and Cream Smoothie
Carrot Cake Smoothie
- Add the wet ingredients to your blender first, followed by everything else and blend until smooth
*If you prefer a creamy texture, pre-blend the oats to make a flour. If you like a chunkier texture, you can throw the oats in as you are blending everything else.
**Frozen peaches taste sweeter when they are not so frozen. I will typically heat them in the microwave for 45 seconds. This way the peaches are still very cold but not completely frozen.
*** If you have a really good blender, you can add chopped carrots directly in.