Green Smoothie

Having a few favourite smoothie recipes in your repertoire is perfect.  They are nutrient dense, easy to make and versatile.  I used to drink a smoothie a day, and to be honest, have them much more irregularly.  I find that I prefer them in the warmer months or specifically when I'm sick or around my workouts.  But they can also make great easy breakfasts and snacks too.  My biggest tips when experimenting with smoothie creations are - Make sure you include quality fat and protein (coconut oil, avocado, nut butter, nuts, quality protein powder) and more veggies than fruit.  We're not looking for a high sugar fruit juice here, we want some sustaining nutrient dense energy!

Try this green smoothie recipe for a simple and fresh, energizing snack.  Great for when you're feeling under the weather as well.

Green Smoothie


1 3/4 c water (or coconut water)
1/2 freshly squeezed lemon
1/2 tbsp fresh ginger
1 frozen banana
1 apple
1/4 avocado
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/8 c hemp seeds
4 stems kale (or large handful of greens of choice - tip: adding spinach create a silkier texture)

Add ingredients to high speed blender and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!

Makes 2 cups.