Another year, another smoothie challenge! Kickstart the new year and join me for a 5 Day Smoothie Challenge! Get your hands on the full grocery list and prep for a colourful week, with new recipes dropping everyday!
I can’t think of a better healthy food invention than a smoothie. In this craziness we call life, where we are all stretched to our limits and doing our best to make better choices, what a relief to know that you can throw a bunch of healthy foods into a blender! The past couple years I have put together a Smoothie Challenge, consisting of a week of smoothie recipes for us all to enjoy together. This year, keeping in that tradition I have rounded up 5 great smoothie recipes.
How does the Smoothie Challenge work?
See a full grocery list below for all of the items needed for the upcoming Smoothie Challenge. You can easily substitute some ingredients for others (ie: coconut milk or coconut water can be subbed with any kind of milk – ask away if you have questions or need suggestions!). Note the amounts are based on a single serving for all 5 smoothies (increase if you’re serving more than one person!).fraiche-smoothie-challenge
Together, we will make a new smoothie each day for 5 days! Remember this is as much YOUR challenge as it is mine. Feel free to adapt the recipes to your preferences or to use what you have available.
What blender is best for smoothies
I get asked all of the time what type of blender I recommend, and there is no doubt that the Vitamix is where it’s at. It will be one of the best investments you make as far as kitchen tools go, and is by far the best blender on the market.
What if I don’t like one of the smoothies?
No problem, you can substitute it with another one! You can just double up on any of the other smoothies in the challenge or even choose another one from a previous year!! Heck, you can see all my great smoothie recipes HERE!
Can I eat other foods?
YES! Please don’t confuse this with a fast or a diet. This is a way to encourage you to start your day with a healthier twist and try some new smoothie combinations.
How to adapt your smoothie
To make these smoothies vegan simply substitute the yogurt for dairy free yogurt and use a dairy free milk. If you are looking to reduce the carbohydrates/sugar in the smoothies be sure to use unsweetened plain yogurt. Greek yogurt or Skyyr have more protein vs other yogurts and for that reason I tend to recommend them.
5 Day Smoothie Challenge Recipe Roundup
This Tropical Green Smoothie is one of my favourites! It’s full of tropical fruit and leafy greens, and is the perfect creaminess and is rich in fibre, calcium and vitamins.
Packed with cozy flavours and just the right hint of cinnamon. What better way to start off your morning with the delicious taste of apple pie?!
A vibrant Berry Spinach Smoothie, full of healthy greens, anti-oxidant rich fruits, creamy Greek yogurt and milk.
A delicious fresh Complexion Smoothie loaded with cantaloupe, strawberries & yogurt that are great for the skin!
The Aloha Smoothie, appropriately named in honour of its delicious tropical pineapple and coconut flavours. Take a trip without leaving your kitchen, and enjoy island vibes with each sip!
Make sure to share your smoothies with me on social media! Use #5daysmoothiechallenge & #fraicheliving and tag me @fraicheliving so I can see all your beautiful faces and smoothies!