Two weeks ago I did a 3 day juice cleanse to detox and refresh from the holiday munchies. I’ve been eating pretty healthy, but had a crazy sweet tooth from all the holiday treats and needed to do something to kick it. I’ve done cleanses before and they always get me on the right track, back to more clean eating. So now that the cleanse is over the key is to maintain my healthy habits, which isn’t always so easy.
Starting with breakfast. I usually make eggs, oatmeal, or french toast for my kids, but what if you don’t want something so heavy, but still healthy? I’d love to have green juice waiting for me every morning, but that can get pricey if you buy it and time consuming if you juice it.
That’s why I love my green smoothies. Lately I’ve been loving my Tropical Green Smoothies-it’s little a little vacation in the morning. Think of it as a pina colada, but green and good for you. Instead of milk I like to use soy, almond, even coconut milk to give it that creamy taste without the dairy. Lately I’ve been trying Silk. Silk helps me feel healthy, vibrant, and energized to start my day.
Here’s my recipe:
Tropical Green Smoothie
1/2 cup packed organic spinach or kale
3/4 cup frozen pineapple or mango
1/2 Banana (frozen is better)
1/2 cup Silk Almond, Soy, Coconut Milk
1 tablespoon Udo’s Oil or flax oil
Variations: add your favorite protein powder
It’s super simple just put all the ingredients into the blender. Blend to your desired consistency and you’re all set!
Here are some of my tips and how I came up with this specific recipe.
- I usually use Kale, but I have a Vitamix and that blends it super smooth. If you have a regular blender I would use spinach. Otherwise you will be chewing your breakfast.
- You can use frozen pineapple or mango or both depending on which flavors you like the most.
- I also add frozen banana to make it naturally sweeter, but it will taste good without it too.
- Add your choice of Almond, Soy or Coconut for more tropical flair.
I like that Silk is Non-GMO certified. That means it uses no GMO ingredients and is verified by a independent third party. Did you know that a majority of US soy is genetically modified? GMO’s are made by biotechnology. The goal was to create more abundant crops tolerant to pesticides, but some believe that genetic modification causes more harm than good and many countries have banned it. Wherever you stand on the issue, I believe in truth in labeling so you can make your own decision and prefer my food the way nature intended.
- I add a tablespoon of Udo’s Oil-which is an organic plant based omega 3 and 6 oil, or you can use another omega oil like flax. The oil adds healthy fat to your diet and helps curb your sugar cravings later in the day. I like it in my smoothie rather than taking a teaspoon on it’s own.
- Sprinkle more coconut on top for a little garnish.
Cheers to a vibrant and healthy new year!
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