Tasty Tuesday: Health Boost Smoothie

One resolution in my Happiness Project is to eat at least one raw and one vegetarian/vegan meal per day. With this smoothie, I get two for the price of one!

Like all the rest of you very busy people who read this blog, I can’t always take the time to sit and eat a nice, relaxed meal. My lunches or dinners sometimes have to be hand-held and quick. These smoothies are PERFECT.

My only disclaimer is that they’re not great when warm. So if you have a fridge at work, perfect! If not, do as Mike does and drink it at home for breakfast or your I’m-home-from-work-and-hungry snack. These have seriously reduced Mike’s cookie intake 🙂

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The awesomeness: this smoothie is sugar/sweetener free, vegan, raw, high in protein, healthy fats, electrolytes, and leafy greens. It’s FULL of nutrients. Great for a meal replacement or post-workout recovery drink.

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Health Boost Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 8oz coconut water
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 avocado
  • large handful dark leafy greens like kale or spinach
  • small handful frozen berries
  • 10 almonds or tablespoon almond butter (raw and unsalted)
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • scoop of protein (Mediclear is my choice but Garden of Life is great too)

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients except protein.
  2. When properly pulverized, reduce blender speed and add protein.
  3. Pour into a mason jar or shaker bottle and enjoy whenever you need a boost!

I know a lot of my readers already do smoothies. What’s your favorite combo?

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2 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday: Health Boost Smoothie

  1. Cori

    Love smoothies for breakfast and come home snacks! Thanks to my roommate, who has an amazing blending hand held device I can make some gooood stuff. Today, I made a smoothie with strawberries, blueberries, a banana, almond butter, chia seed, flax seed, and almond milk.

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