Green + Glowing Copycat Smoothie
I'm gonna go ahead and be honest - this recipe is a total RIP OFF! Even the name. But at least I'm being honest about it, right?! Ever since I've started ordering this smoothie at my local Whole Foods juice bar, I knew I could recreate it at home for much cheaper. So I totally creeped on the juice bar girl and chatted her up a bit to confirm a few ingredients and I've finally nailed it at home. If you've been watching my instagram stories, you probably already knew this. I've been working out a lot lately and loving rehydrating after a super sweat sesh with a big, nutrient-packed green smoothie. And this smoothie is the ultimate in green smoothies. It's not at all bitter, full of good-for-you ingredients and nutrients, great for digestion and WAY freaking cheaper to make at home than it is to order it at WF. Seriously - you can get all of the basic ingredients in this smoothie for the price of a large one at the juice bar. Go figure! Plus, no waiting in line AND you get to drink everything in the blender, not just what fits in the cup. It couldn't be easier to whip up, and it's a smoothie that everyone will love. It's fruity without tasting too 'green' - the spinach flavor totally fades - and all you're left with is the reminder from the bright green hue just how many greens you're squeezing in. This smoothie's so good, I bet it'll make into your regular rotation too. Cheers, babes!
1 1/2 cups coconut water or unsweetened almond milk
1 frozen banana
1-2 cups fresh spinach
1 tablespoon ground flax
1 tablespoon psyllium husk
1 cup frozen mango
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1-3 teaspoons MCT coconut oil (optional - just what I add into mine for some healthy fats)
1-2 tablespoons shredded coconut (optional - for more coconut flavor)
Toss it all in a high-speed blender (we use a Vitamix) and blend until it is smoooooooth. Then pour it in a large glass and enjoy!
Sub in what you need or what you’ve got to suit your preferences.
If you use coconut water, the smoothie will be a bit lighter, whereas using almond milk will result in a thicker, creamier smoothie. I like them both, but I actually prefer it with coconut water!
Piña KALE-ada Smoothie
Summer is almost here and I don't know about you, but I am SO READY. It's felt like summer here for months (Southern California livin'), and I've been getting uneven driving tans for weeks. Sometimes, you just need something cold. Something...summery. And this smoothie is the perfect amount of summery. It's packed with kale, but you'd never know it. The flavor is light, pineapple-y, and has a hint of coconut- the perfect Piña KALE-ada! The oranges and pineapple help give your skin a sunny summer glow, and a solid serving of Vitamin C. Not here for the health? Throw in a shot of coconut rum for an instantly-healthier version of this beach-sippin' staple. And feel free to get a little crazy with it; Love hemp seeds? Toss 'em in. Chia & flax seeds? Those too. Super versatile, this recipe is easily doubled for sharing. Let's...sip!
1 cup frozen or fresh pineapple chunks
1 whole orange, peeled
1 cup coconut milk
1 packed cup kale
1 cup ice cubes
a sprinkle of shredded coconut, for garnish
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until completely combined. Pour in a tall glass and garnish with a sprinkle of coconut and a slice of orange. If you're feeling extra tropical, throw in a cocktail umbrella and some coconut rum. Enjoy!