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24 Sep 2017

Toronto

By Gracie Carroll

7 Canadian Fitness Influencers Share Their Favourite Smoothie Recipes

By Gracie Carroll

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Navigating the world of smoothies at home can be more difficult than one might think. Especially if you’re aiming to make one that not only tastes delicious, but will do you body, mind and muscles some good. Since there’s nothing more upsetting than making a homemade smoothie full of expensive ingredients that ends up being nothing but unappetizing, we turned to the pros (aka 7 of our favourite Canadian fitness influencers) for their favourite smoothie recipes that we can all make at home. Aside from their beautiful feeds and super hot bodies, one thing these fitfluencers all have in common–in terms of their smoothie choices at least–is that they love protein-packed and veggie-filled smoothies.

Keep reading for 7 of their favourite smoothie recipes! 

 

Caleigh Rykiss, @CaleighFit

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This badass boss babe is the owner of the BOLO Inc. in Toronto which happens to be a favourite spot of #TeamE7’s for getting our sweat on in the gym, and getting some work done in their gorgeous cafe space. There’s seriously nothing better than rewarding yourself with a delicious smoothie from the BOLO Bar after a killer workout, and Caleigh was generous enough to share one of her favourite recipes that you can make at home or order next time you’re at BOLO. See below for how to make it:

BOLO’S All Green Smoothie

BOLO Toronto smoothie recipe

“Lately I’ve been in a serious mood for SPICE.  This is my fave recipe that is one of our signature menu items at BOLO, that has a little zip and a lot of green!” @CaleighFit

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Beverley Cheng, @BeverleyCheng

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Beautiful and proudly booty-full, Beverley is one of our go-to sources for online and IRL workouts thanks to her amazing workout videos and the weekly classes she hosts in Toronto. We especially love that Bev is never afraid to share her love for drinking and junk food, but keeps herself in check throughout the week with a clean, lean and pescatarian diet. Here Bev has shared her recipe for her favourite protein filled smoothie bowl:

Bev’s Chocolate Almond Smoothie Bowl

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“I LOVE my smoothie bowls so much, and have this particular one almost all the time. I’ll have it for dinner. I’ll have it as a pre-dinner when I’m SO HUNGRY that I need fuel just to make dinner. I’ll have it for breakfast, I’ll have it for lunch. I’ll have it for a snack. It works for every occasion.” – @BeverleyCheng

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Marlie Cohen, @Kale_And_Krunches

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As a personal and group fitness trainer, Marlie is an incredible source for #fitspo and workout tips. She also happens to be just as motivational in the kitchen and we love her feed (and videos!) for everything from meal prep ideas to easy at-home workouts. Here Marlie has shared her favourite green smoothie recipe that she promises will keep you full for hours!

Marlie’s Go-To Green Smoothie

What You Need:
  • 1 inch frozen banana
  • 2 cups frozen spinach
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (my fave is Genuine Health)
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 cup almond milk

 

Jose Lopez, @JoseLopezFit

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Well, it’s not hard to see why we love following Jose, but beyond his good looks and killer physique, his workout photos and videos will legit have you asking “WTF!?” when you see the unbelievable moves he come up with in and out of the gym. As you can imagine, Jose sticks to a lean and protein focused diet (although he has admitted his love for A&W to us!) and here he has shared his favourite smoothie recipe that’s perfect for getting your mind and body ready for the gym.

Jose’s Chocolate Espresso Smoothie

What You Need:

  • 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 2-3 heaping tablespoons of almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 scoop chocolate vegan or chocolate hemp protein powder
  • 2 dates

 

Hayley Beth, @HaylesBeth

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If you’re a fan of hardcore group workouts and you happen to live in Toronto, you’re going to want to sign up for one of Hayley‘s classes at Barry’s Bootcamp, Spinco and Equinox ASAP. This powerhouse isn’t afraid of whipping you into shape with the help of HIIT workouts and weights, which is why her green smoothie of choice is protein-filled to help you keep up with her. See below for how to make it!

Hayley’s Protein-Packed Green Smoothie

green smoothie recipe

What You Need:

  • 1 handful of spinach 
  • 1 handful of kale
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein
  • 1/3 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 avocado

 

Karen Michelle, @KarenMichellle

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As a former gymnast, Karen-Michelle has dedicated her life to sharing her love for exercise and healthy living through her online platforms and IRL. We love that she’s never afraid of looking as strong as she is sexy, and her feed is a constant source of inspo for everything from workout to beauty tips. I mean, who wouldn’t want to know how to achieve gym hair like Karen Michelle’s? #GOALS. Here she shares her favourite post-workout smoothie!

KM’s Post-Workout Smoothie Recipe

Karen Michelle Smoothie Recipe

What You Need:

  • Handful of washed blueberries/ blackberries
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 2 tbs of PB & Me powdered peanut butter
  • 1 scoop of Vital Proteins collagen
  • 1/2 a cup of Silk almond milk
  • 1 tsp of black/white chia seeds
  • Few ice cubes, blend and enjoy!

 

Jordana Hart, @IHartNutrition

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Okay, okay, so out of all of the amazing people on the list we must admit that our girl Jordana is a Registered Nutritionist, and not a Certified Trainer like many others on this list. However, we find her enthusiasm for and dedication to daily fitness so inspiring that we felt she truly deserved to be included on this list. Seriously, if you’re ever feeling lazy and like you can’t make it to the gym, just watch Jordana’s stories to help get your booty off the couch! As a nutritionist, she’s also one of our go-to sources for amazing recipe ideas and, as you’ll see from the recipe below, she’s also the smoothie QUEEN.

Jordana’s Almond Butter Green Smoothie

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“This is a huge go-to for me! I try to keep my smoothies low sugar and make sure they are loaded with fat, protein, fibre + greens to keep me full!” @IHartNutrition

What You Need:

  • 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen zucchini ( optional- but you don’t taste it! and it makes it extra thick and creamy)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • handful baby spinach
  • handful of ice

Enjoy!

xo

@EDITSEVEN

(Story by Editor-in-Chief, Gracie Carroll)

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