#FitChicks: It's National Pie Month and We're Celebrating With Smoothies
If you’ve been following our #FitChicks posts for awhile, you know just how obsessed I am with Smoothies. While most of us are downing oatmeal or egg whites for breakfast, you can usually catch me with a cup of something colorful. We both, however, love pie. I know you just probably got whip lash, but stick with me for a second. When we were planning our February calendar and realized that in addition to being Black History Month February is also National Pie Month, we were ELATED.
So, we decided that it was ultra important to fuse two of our favorite eats (pies and smoothies - now you see where I was going, huh?) in a fun and healthy way to honor this month of PIE. Take a peek below at 5 smoothies that will make you think you’ve just cut into your favorite slice.
Get ready for creamy goodness in a glass. Made with just 5 simple ingredients, it comes together in a snap and gives you all the blueberry pie vibes. For breakfast, for snack, or for dessert, this dope find from Lemon Tree Dwelling is a refreshing way to ring in the last few weeks of National Pie Month.
1 c. vanilla yogurt
1 c. almond milk (I used unsweetened)
1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
1 tsp. vanilla
(optional) 1-2 graham crackers
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
This smoothie is will only require 6 ingredients, 1 blender and 5 minutes of your time. Simple right? For those of us who LOVE pumpkin pie even after the holidays, this smoothie, created by Minimalist Baker, is the gift that keeps on giving. The ingredients are SO simple you likely have them in your kitchen right now, PLUS you’re getting an extra boost of goodies with some spinach in the mix. Two things are optional: A greens powder and protein powder. Seeing as I’ve just posted a (insert link to your protein powder) I suggest two of my favorites for this smoothie. BUT, if you don’t have any protein powder laying around, you can definitely achieve the same great taste without it!
1 small frozen ripe banana
1/4 cup (50 g) pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 1/4 cup (~80 g) organic spinach (best if frozen*)
1/4 cup (60 ml) light coconut milk
1/3 cup (80 ml) plain unsweetened almond milk (more to thin)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice*
optional: 1 tsp green powder*
optional: 2 Tbsp (14 g) plain or vanilla protein powder*
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed. If too thick, add more almond or coconut milk.
Taste and adjust flavor as needed. For more pumpkin flavor, add more pumpkin pie spice. For more sweetness, add more banana, or a bit more vanilla protein powder - optional (or a bit of maple syrup, agave or stevia extract). Serve immediately. Best when fresh, though will keep in the refrigerator well covered up to 2 days.
What are your favorite pie-inspired smoothies? What did we miss? Leave us a note in the comments below!
Brit & Chan "Fit Chicks"