Do you relate to this at all? It’s 2 pm and suddenly you’re panicked because you need to go pick up the kids from school and you’re starving. The last time you ate was that leftover bacon the kids didn’t finish at breakfast. Or did you even have breakfast this morning? No, breakfast is for people with time. That’s the last thing you have.
Am I right? This is me pretty much every morning. I have every intention of eating my spinach salad or curried chicken for lunch, but I get busy and soon forget to feed myself.
That means but the time I get on the road to pick up the kids from school I’m full-fledged hangry – you know, hungry angry.
I’ve tried different things like pre-made lunches for myself, but usually I’m just in too much of a hurry to settle down to eat. But I do like to drink beverages. In fact, I usually have at least two cups of chai tea before noon. Uh oh, maybe all that caffeine isn’t so good for me either. Yes, I could have this Dandelion Chai Tea or I could make myself a green smoothie.
And sometimes, I just want a green smoothie. It’s a great way to get in a full serving of fruit and vegetables in one simple drink – as well as serve as a meal replacement when I’m on the go or just to busy to sit down and eat.
So I’ve been making this Green Monster Smoothie Recipe, and it’s SO delicious. In fact, my kids beg me to make extra for them to enjoy too. It’s the perfect combination of leafy greens and fruit, as well as hemp seeds for protein. This green smoothie is incredibly satisfying too.
Give it a try and tell me what you think.
Where to Get Kitchen Pantry Essentials
I get my other baking supplies like baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract, etc. either on Amazon or my local health food store usually. But then I got a Thrive membership. If you don’t already have one – it’s awesome! It’s like Whole Foods meets Costco. Organic vanilla extract, for instance, is about $5 at my local health food store and $5.30 on Amazon. But it’s only $3.95 (YES!) on Thrive Market. Great deal right? And the raw honey?! Don’t even get me started how much that costs at the health food store. But on Thrive Market it’s just $5.45 for a 10.5 oz jar of raw honey.
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- 1 cup coconut water
- 2 cups baby kale or spinach
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 orange, peeled, seeds removed
- 1-2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 3 drops Lemon Vitality essential oil (where to buy) or 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Blend the coconut water and the kale first for about 30 seconds. This helps to cut down on any green, chunky pieces in the smoothie.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend for about 30-60 seconds.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy.
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