I start nearly every workday morning with a green smoothie (weekends are for waffles and sweet potato hash!) and it has proved to be the best way for me to start my day! Filling my body with raw, nourishing, whole foods gives me a burst of energy to start on the right foot. Plus, I can guarantee I’ll get a couple of servings of fruits and veggies in before the day really even begins!
This summer I participated in a challenge with FullyRaw Kristina and it truly changed my diet for the better. The challenge was to eat just one fully raw meal a day for two weeks. Smoothies count! I loved the way I felt so much that I continued with it after the two weeks were over and now I can’t get enough of my morning smoothies. I just don’t feel the same without them!
If I want to cram even more fruits and veggies into my green smoothie I turn to Skoop, a company out of Boulder, Colorado that I stumbled upon during a recent trip with my husband. Skoop offers several awesome, organic, vegan and gluten-free superfood blends to help boost nutrition. Another thing I love about this company? They’re making a difference! For every serving of Skoop sold, they donate one serving of free fresh fruits and veggies to a school lunch program in America. How cool is that?
I would challenge you to try adding a smoothie once or twice this week and just see how different you feel!
Kiwi-Peach Green Smoothie Recipe
- 2 large handfuls organic raw spinach
- 1½ to 2 cups coconut or almond milk
- 2 bananas (at least one should be frozen)
- 1 to 1½ cups organic frozen kiwi, peach mix
- 2 scoops A-Game unsweetened plant-based greens blend by Skoop OR ½ tsp. spirulina powder
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- First blend together the milk and spinach. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
This smoothie is on the less sweet side. If you’re looking for something sweeter, add a little bit of honey or agave, but remember . . . the point is to get more fruits and veggies into your routine and not add too much extra sugar!
Tips for Making a Green Smoothie
- Yellow, orange or green fruits are best to keep your smoothie an appetizing green color. Adding in red fruits can turn a green smoothie into an unsightly brown smoothie.
- Dark berries work well, but you will have a blue/purple smoothie, rather than a green smoothie.
- If you don’t have a high-powered blender, try blending the milk with the greens and powder before adding your frozen fruit. It can make for a smoother green smoothie!
- Go for organic ingredients whenever you can! They can be quite expensive sometimes, so if it’s not possible for you, get to know the dirty dozen and clean 15 and purchase organic when you can.
- Use a high-powered blender! The best blenders will give you creamy smooth results. We use a Ninja Mega but the king of blenders is the Vitamix. I’ll be saving up for that one for a while!
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