For me, green smoothies are so healthy, energizing and delicious, that giving or receiving a smoothie
is a truly an act of love.
I mean, what better way to show someone you care!
On several occasions, I have gifted friends and family members with a gaily-wrapped mason jar
full of smoothie goodness along with a little note and a recipe card– and they loved it!
I have also given green smoothies as hostess gifts–in lieu of wine.
Drink to your health, literally!
Like many of us, I have carried a green smoothie in a thermos to work, meetings or special events
to make sure I had the fuel I needed to get through the day.
Now that’s self-love!
This morning, I foraged through my kitchen to find some organic goodies for a nutritious smoothie.
I found some fresh pineapple, an orange, a banana, some strawberries and spinach.
Plus, I added some healthy superfoods to boost the nutritional punch– including flax seed powder,
chia seeds, organic peanut butter, organic greens powder and some vegan protein powder.
The addition of coconut milk elevated this drink to the “colada” level
This recipe makes enough for 2 full mason jars of healthy smoothie goodness.
I drank one for lunch.
I saved the other one for a post-workout pick me up.
Smoothie Love: Fruity Colada Green Smoothie
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 organic banana
1 cup organic strawberries
2 tablespoons organic peanut butter
1/4 cup chia seeds
2 tablespoons flaxseed powder
2 scoops vegan protein powder
1 scoop organic greens powder
2 cups coconut milk
1/2 filtered water (or more, if needed)
2 cups organic spinach
Blend fruit, peanut butter, chia seeds, flax seed, greens powder, protein powder, water
and coconut milk until smooth.
Add spinach and blend again until smooth.
Taste and add additional liquid if needed.
Pour your smoothie into 2 mason jars.
Drink one immediately.
Seal and refrigerate one smoothie for later or give it to someone you love!
Have you ever given someone you love a green smoothie?
What ingredients do you include in your favorite smoothies?
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