I gotta be honest, I’m not a breakfast person, not because I’m not hungry but because I’m lazy! LOL! I honestly can’t be bothered to make myself something right when I wake up so I tend to put it off and then all of a sudden 10 am rolls around and I have the jitters because I’ve only had coffee since 9 am … tisk tisk! However, now that I’m a mom and I’m so busy I have to get some food in me in the morning because Leo also needs something when he wakes up from his nap! So, my go-to these days is my Daily Smoothie!
If you follow along with my blog, you’ll know that I LOVE my smoothies and lately I’ve been digging my delish green smoothie mainly because it doesn’t taste like your regular green smoothie, it tastes like you’re drinking a juicy tropical paradise and you can FEEL your body being nourished!! It’s also one of Leo’s FAVES!!
Personally, I don’t like my smoothies to be thick and heavy, I like them to be thin and juicy … and not too sweet! I actually prefer a thin smoothie because by 9 am I’m parched and just want to be able to pound back a healthy smoothie and when smoothies are too thick I find that it takes FOREVER for me to drink them and nobody likes an hour old smoothie!
As I mentioned above, smoothies are one of Leo’s favourite foods … every morning I make sure to make one for myself and I always make extra for him. These smoothies give me peace of mind that Leo is getting something that is packed with nutrients, healthy fats and greens!! For example, the coconut water in the smoothie is packed with electrolytes and is great for hydration. The avocado and coconut oil are your healthy fats … the banana not only makes it creamy but it’s also packed with potassium!! The chia seeds are my favourite part of the recipe because they have more omegas than a serving of fish and are loaded with healthy fats and protein, they also expand when they come in contact with water which helps to keep you fuller longer!
You’ll notice in the photos that I used fresh spinach for this recipe but you can also use frozen spinach!! One of the many reasons why I love smoothies so much is the fact that it’s a great way to use up greens from your fridge that are starting to soften up and fruit that is starting to overripen … just toss all of the produce and fruits into Ziploc bags and toss them in your freezer for later use! I do this with my pineapple, banana, spinach, and even my avocados!
Oh, also for an extra hit of protein (and flavour, if you use the coconut one!) Genuine Health Fermented Vegan Proteins+ is great to add to your smoothies, it’s totally vegan and one scoop gives you 20g of protein AND it’s FULLY fermented so it won’t cause bloating!! Annnd it’s safe for Leo, which is a huge bonus!
Alright, let’s get to this recipe … shall we??
My Daily Smoothie (Serves Two)
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- 1/2 of a frozen banana
- 1 big handful of fresh spinach (or 1/2 cup of frozen spinach)
- 1 cup of frozen pineapple
- Juice of 1 lime or (you can also use the organic lime juice that comes in the glass jar)
- Zest of 1 lime
- 2 cups of coconut water (if you like yours to be a thicker consistency, only add 1/2-1 cup)
- 1 scoop of Genuine Health Fermented Vegan Proteins+ (Either the unflavoured or coconut!!)
- Combine all of the ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
Also … I have some REALLY exciting news for you!! Nature’s Fare and Genuine Health have teamed up to help support Mamas for Mamas which means MY DAILY SMOOTHIE will be a Feature Smoothie for the month of November and December at select Nature’s Fare locations and the proceeds will go directly to Mamas for Mamas!! Also, if you purchase a tub of Genuine Health Fermented Vegan Proteins+ this month, $5 will go directly to Mamas for Mamas!!! Eeeppp!!!
This will be available starting TODAY at all 8 Nature’s Fare locations and My Daily Smoothie will also be available at each location except for the Pentiction South location!
- Penticton North
- Penticton South
- White Rock
- West Kelowna
In addition to this amazing (and uber generous) promotion, I want to give a HUGE shout out to Genuine Health as they also graciously donated multi+ complete vitamins, Advanced Gut Health Probiotics, tubs of Fermented Vegan Proteins+, Fermented Vegan Proteins+ Bars in Lemon Coconut AND Omega 3+ to stock the shelves at Mamas for Mamas!! This is so incredible!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
So, with all of that being said … if you live nearby, head on down to Nature’s Fare, buy a smoothie and a tub of Fermented Vegan Proteins+ (to make your smoothie at home!) and help support Mamas for Mamas!!
Thank you Genuine Health for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own.
Smoothie sounds delish!
Helpful tip: add ground chia seeds as you receive greater nutrition than whole!
Ohhhhh good call!! Thanks, Nicole!! XOXO
Same for grounding if you add flax seeds. Love a good smoothie! Thanks for sharing
Great smoothie recipe, it looks absolutely delicious too!
Was just looking for a new recipe! Can’t wait to try this one, thanks!
What could I add if I don’t like bananas?
Sounds wonderful. Why do you add coconut oil? It’s such a small amount.
coconut oil is so good for you! Helps prevent Alzheimers!
Do you mind sharing what blender you use? Seems like you probably use yours a lot always in the kitchen, and making your own nut butters and such! My guess would be “Vitamix” but would you mind sharing what model you have as well!
You are RIGHT!! It’s a Vitamix!! XOXO
Just wondering since this makes two portions if you could freeze the other portion for another day? Or better yet prepare for the week and freeze and take out to drink each morning?
You could but I like mine best fresh! xoxo
Hey Jillian! This sounds delicious!! Do you have a calorie count on this?
I would also love to know the calorie count on this as it’s a daily smoothie.
Thanks for sharing, looks delicious! Do you know what the difference is in fermented protein versus filtered protein?
When you freeze your avo’s, do you add anything to it or do you just cut up and put in bag/freezer?
Yup just cut it up and throw it in!