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Must Try Smoothie and Salad Combinations

Hey, hey! I hope you’ve all had a great week.

I wanted to pop in quickly to share a new smoothie and salad combo that I’m loving this week.

10.23granola

The star ingredients of the smoothie are pumpkin, almond butter and chocolate coconut granola. The team at Cascadian Farm sent me two different flavors of their new Protein Granola to check out and the Dark Chocolate Coconut is AMAZING. I’ve been making this smoothie and topping it with the granola all week. Here are the details.

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 4-5 frozen strawberries
  • 1 large pitted date
  • 1/4 cup 2% plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter

10.24salad

I have eaten a variation of this salad the last 4 days in a row. It’s simple, delicious and fall-ish.

  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Pears or apples
  • Roasted beets
  • Dried cranberries
  • Walnuts or sliced almonds
  • Avocado
  • Goat Cheese
  • Deli turkey
  • Aged balsamic (and today I also used a little honey mustard…love to mix!)

I get a lot of questions about what I put in my smoothies and how I come up with my salad combos so hopefully this is helpful and gives you a little inspiration!

What’s been your go-to breakfast or lunch for the week? 

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  • 1
    Jojo @ Run Fast Eat Lots October 23, 2014, 11:16 pm

    My go-to lunch is usually a salad with whatever salad staples I have. I usually stock up on romaine, spinach, olives, olive bar items, avocado, cucumber, and tomatoes. I add a protein, like beans, eggs, tofu, or salmon, and I’ve got a quick meal 🙂

  • 2
    Linda @ The Fitty October 24, 2014, 5:25 am

    Don’t hate me, but i don’t really eat breakfast! I haven’t had salad in a whole actually, and miss it a lot. Tha is for bringing it back for me. 😀

  • 3
    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles October 24, 2014, 5:56 am

    I never want smoothies but the added edition of a good granola for the crunch and chew factor definitely makes it enticing to me! I am in a lunch and dinner rut I think. Just not in the mood for the usuals and can’t even figure out what I am looking for. Bleh.

  • 4
    She Rocks Fitness October 24, 2014, 7:26 am

    So glad to see you are eating your smoothie with a spoon…LOL! I’ve made some killer green smoothies this week and actually making one this morning that is going in a “almost” empty peanut butter jar. Have a fabulous weekend! xoxo

  • 5
    elizabeth October 24, 2014, 9:07 am

    smoothie-kale, pineapple, mint, lemon, ice, water

  • 6
    Parita @ myinnershakti October 24, 2014, 9:54 am

    My husband and I both love a particular smoothie in the morning – almond milk, protein powder, chia seeds, instant coffee, cocoa powder, frozen bananas, and spinach. SO good!

  • 7
    Olivia October 24, 2014, 10:41 am

    Your salad looks awesome! I always get salads with fun toppings like apples, dried cranberries, and nuts in restaurants but for some reason, I never make them for myself and usually just stick to basic veggies. That’s going to have to change!

  • 8
    Jenn @ Happy Hour Miles October 24, 2014, 2:21 pm

    I’ve been loving egg sandwiches and overnight oats for breakfast lately.

  • 9
    Kristina @Run Long, Live Well October 24, 2014, 2:46 pm

    That smoothie sounds awesome, i think i have all the ingredients so I’m definitely trying it soon!

  • 10
    Carrie (This Fit Chick) October 24, 2014, 3:27 pm

    I love how you put the granola on the smoothie! Adds that texture! I’ve been loving fried eggs with english muffins– dippy!

  • 11
    diana October 24, 2014, 7:54 pm

    yummy! thanks so much for sharing! 😉

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