Weekday Green Smoothie {dairy-free}

 

A few times each year I get on a smoothie kick - making one each day at breakfast or lunch.

Well the past two months, I've been on that kick...

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You can make smoothies whichever way your heart desires. That's what's so fun about them!

I usually do 1 cup light coconut milk or coconut water, and then add in a few handfuls of greens and any fruit I have on hand - bananas, blueberries, pineapple or oranges. Blend up and you are good to go. Added bonus if you mix in chia seeds, almond butter, flax seed and/or spirulina.

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This is a green smoothie I make most days of the week and take a mason jar of it to work. It serves as a meal, easily paired with almonds or hard-boiled egg. 

I blend in spirulina powder, if I have it. What the heck is spirulina anyway? It's powdered freshwater algae that's loaded with perks - iron, protein, immune-system-boosting vitamin A - all without a fishy flavor when blended! I buy the powder in bulk at a natural grocer in my neighborhood, but if you can't find it in stores - order it online. 

Weekday Green Smoothie

(Makes 1 smoothie bowl)

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks or 1/2 navel orange, peeled
  • 1 1/4 cups coconut water
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina powder, optional

Directions: 

  1. In a blender, place all ingredients and blend until very smooth. 
  2. Pour into a bowl or mason jar and enjoy with a spoon. I like to sprinkle the top with chia seeds and bee pollen. 
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Stay fresh friends!