The weather is getting warmer, I am rapidly approaching the end of what is a socially acceptable amount of time spent in hibernation from society, and we happen to have a number of social events coming up that I am too vain to look awful for- so it’s time I joined the land of the (healthy) living again . On the same token, I’m not a masochist. Healthy living to me means a lot of long walks, a few short runs, and the addition of green smoothies to my repertoire.
On the latter point, I’ve been looking to expand my repertoire of green smoothie recipes. Our tried and true recipe is this one:
1 bag spinach
1 half container Vanilla greek yoghurt
1 very healthy spoonful of peanut butter
1 equally healthy spoonful of coconut oil
A splash of almond or soy milk
And we love it! But it tastes almost too good to be good for you. So I’m looking to try some recipes that taste a little bit worse. Hahah. In all seriousness, I feel like variety is important here. So I rounded up a few additional recipes that looked delicious!
Spinach & Orange Smoothie
Via . I often crave orange juice in the morning so this would be a super refreshing antidote to that. Plus it’s super simple! I also love that this recipe came from a website called Sassy Moms. I rest my case.
- 1 navel orange, peeled
- 1/2 banana, peeled
- 1 cup tightly packed organic spinach
- 1/4 cup coconut water, adjusted as desired
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds, optional
Via. This one is full of Vitamin C and anti-inflammatories, plus an additional dose of caffeine which is always welcome in the old system.
- 1 cup green tea, chilled
- 1 cup loosely packed cilantro
- 1 cup loosely packed organic baby kale (or another baby green)
- 1 cup cucumber
- 1 cup pineapple
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1/2 avocado
Kale Pina colada
Finally, this kale pina colada recipe really spoke to me. It sounds delushous and nutrushous.
- 2/3 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 large hand-fulls (~50 g) kale ~the leaves of about 8 stalks
- 1/3 c (~80 g) pineapple chunks
- 1/2 (~50 g) ripe avocado
- 1 scoop protein powder (i used vanilla)
- 1 c ice cubes
I’ll report back when my clothes are falling off of me and/or I get my modeling contract. In the meantime, try these out and let me know what you think! xoxo