I don't drink enough smoothies. In fact, I really only have them on raw days (and the occasional Cranberry Supreme from Smoothie King). But with warmer weather on the way, it's time to start enjoying fruits and veggies in a liquid form ... like this Blackberry Chai Smoothie:
I had this before my afternoon pilates class, and it kept me full until the class was over at 6:50 p.m. Then I rushed home for another Vegan Monte Cristo and salad. But a smoothie makes a perfect pre-workout snack.
I made this drink with frozen blackberries (left from last summer), a cup of soymilk, a tablespoon of rolled oats (for thickener), and a scoop of Arbonne's Figure 8 Chai Latte Protein Shake Powder.
I bought this stuff about a year ago at an Arbonne party, but since I rarely drink my meals, it sits in the back of the pantry most of the time. But it tastes amazing, and it's packed with 20 vitamins and minerals. It's really for weight loss because it's supposed to be a meal substitute. But I'm using it as a snack, in addition to my three solid meals. It's also vegan, like all Arbonne products (I used to only use Arbonne makeup and skincare products, but it's a little pricey so I've started buying cheaper vegan brands).
As for smoothies, I'd like your input on smoothie ideas. What's your favorite smoothie recipe?