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January 7, 2012

by Alyssa Rimmer

Alyssa’s Favorite Green Smoothie

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Our family's favorite green smoothie recipe is the perfect way to start your day! Full of fiber, healthy fat & protein, it will keep you energized all day!

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Sitting here pondering my Saturday, preparing the to-do lists in my head, all I really want to think and talk about is the delicious my absolute FAVORITE green smoothie that I'm currently sipping on.

This morning, packing up my blender with yummy green goodness, I realized this was the fourth day this week I had made this exact smoothie. I figured since I've been enjoying it so much, I should share it with you too! If you've ever wanted to try a green smoothie, I'm sure that you've turned to Google to see what your options are, only to find out that there are

If you've ever wanted to try a green smoothie, I'm sure that you've turned to Google to see what your options are, only to find out that there are tons (like literally millions) of green smoothie recipes out there. How could you choose? Everyone has their own twist to make a healthy green smoothie and trust me, I've tried my share of them.

I've found ingredients that I love to include in every single one (like Kale and Spinach), and I'm happy to report that I've finally found a recipe that has the perfect amount of sweet and green. It's so yummy.

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Some of my New Year's resolutions were to eat more veggies, eat less sugar and to have a liquid meal each day. It's easiest to have my liquid meal at breakfast because I totally adore smoothies, especially sweet, fruit-based smoothies. To cut back on sugar, I've tried to avoid packing my morning meal with just fruit and have played around with different green ingredients. I've tried peas, swiss chard, fennel, parsley, kale, spinach, avocado, among others and finally found the combo that gives me the exact type of smoothie my body craves every morning.

For this recipe, the sweetness comes from berries and coconuts, the amazing, creamy texture comes from avocados (they almost act like bananas in the texture they bring). I've combined my fave dark leafy friend, the almighty kale, along with avocado, my lovely little antioxidant-packed blueberries, almond milk and unsweetened coconut.

Sipping this, you would almost never know you were drinking vegetables for breakfast, aside from the very green color!

 

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Alyssa's Favorite Green Smoothie

I'm happy to report that I've finally found a recipe that has the perfect amount of sweet and green in a smoothie. It's so yummy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 531kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients in the order they are listed to a strong blender. Blend until you have a smooth and creamy texture.
  • It's as simple as that! Your body will be so happy to start its day out this way.

Nutrition

Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Sodium: 485mg | Potassium: 1385mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 13535IU | Vitamin C: 178mg | Calcium: 551mg | Iron: 3.9mg

 

 

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. I feel like you are going to think I am a mean person who loves to correct people, and trust me, I’m not, but i just wanted to point out that you used the wrong “you’re” at the end of this is. As I type this I realize how common a mistake like this is and how silly of me it is to comment about it, but I do editorial work for my local newspaper, and well, I’ve sort of grown a knack for pointing these things out!

  2. Where’s the “Pinterest” button for this one? I don’t see it and this is definitely one I want to pin – no bananas and no celery! Woo hoo!

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