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What started as a side hustle for two creative, driven sisters has now become one of the Midwest’s premier event planning and design firms. At Elevate, we find pure, unbridled joy in celebrating all aspects of life - big moments, small gatherings and anything in between.

Elevate Exclusive: Our Three Favorite Smoothie Recipes

We’re not quite sure where it came from, but man, have we been on one major smoothie kick recently! We suppose it could have been our recent big-girl purchases of a Vitamix and Nutribullet, or our lack of time getting ready in the morning, but we cannot deny it: whipping up a quick AND nutritious smoothie in the morning has got us shouting from the rooftops about these delicious cups of health! Here are three of our favorite “go-to” smoothie recipes: 

                       Photo courtesy of  Cooking and Beer
Photo courtesy of Cooking and Beer

Pineapple Banana Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks 
  • 3/4 cup frozen mango and/or peach chunks
  • 1 or 2 fresh bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
                                 Photo courtesy of  Tone It Up
Photo courtesy of Tone It Up

Triple Berry Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 raspberries
  • 1 cup spinach/kale (trust us!)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • sprinkle of chia seeds
  • 4-6 ice cubs
                            Photo courtesy of  Eating Well
Photo courtesy of Eating Well

Almond Butter and Banana Protein Smoothie

  • 1 small banana
  • 1 heaping Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4-6 ice cubs