Green Strawberry Smoothie

Calling all busy women everywhere!   What if you could make this awesome smoothie the night before and keep it in the fridge for your quick breakfast or post-workout the next day?  Grab and go is a good thing!

First of all, do you drink smoothies for breakfast, lunch, post-workout? I do all three depending on the day!  I’ve been running a lot lately, in the mornings, so when I get home I’m super hungry and having something cold to cool me down is very appealing.  And, it helps me to recover!

You’ll notice, in the recipe, that I like to boost my smoothies with some wacky stuff!  Have you ever heard of wheat grass, maca, spirulina, collagen protein?  These don’t add much flavor but sure pack a nutrient punch to this already nutrient-dense smoothie.

Maca is a root veggie that supports energy and vitality.

Wheat Grass (you’ve probably heard of wheat grass shots) cleanses the body of toxins and generates healthy energy.  It’s so potent and a serving is 1/4 tsp!

Spirulina is beyond amazing… I found this great article written by Dr. Axe but in a nutshell, he writes that it can lower cholesterol, prevent cancer, detoxify, reduce blood pressure, speed up weight loss, help with sinus issues, and more.

My favorite thing to add to a smoothie is mint!  It grows like a weed and the best thing is that it covers up any of the aftertaste protein powder or the superfoods can leave behind… my husband and daughter love this smoothie and I’m pretty sure it’s because of my secret ingredient!  Do not leave this out:)

This smoothie keeps me full for hours and hours!  It’s full of protein, real-food carbs, healthy fats and fiber.  It’s the perfect combo for a well-balanced meal that will leave you full and satiated and you won’t be reaching for a snack an hour later.

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Green Strawberry Smoothie

makes 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (the kind in the carton, not the can)
  • 3 handfuls spinach
  • 4 kale leaves (ribs removed)
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 avocado or 2 servings of frozen coconut chunks (Trader Joes)
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein – my favorite is Primal Kitchen Foods Vanilla Coconut
  • 2 scoops Bulletproof collagen protein
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 8 mint leaves

BLEND all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender.  Layer the ingredients as I list them so that it’s easier for the blender to work.  If you don’t have a high powered blender, add a few ingredients at a time, blending well after each.  You may have to add more liquid if it’s too thick.

 

 



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