Have you ever heard the song Goddess by Banks? If not, listen below before reading on because its an absolutely amazing song and the inspiration to this recipe!
Now, if you want to wake up and feel kick-ass and ready to tackle the day, then you need to start by fuelling your inner goddess. I get asked all the time by clients for new smoothie recipes likely because they're quick and easy on crazy weekday morning. I have three keys however to turn a smoothie from a mid morning sugar crash to a power cup filled with good things for your body. They include:
I know, I already harp on these three nutrients all the time. But somehow, they often get neglected in smoothie recipes. And don't even think about heading for one of those McDonald drink day smoothies as a replacement, they don't include any of these three keys to feeling great until lunch. They're basically the same as a can of coke with some vitamins added in. Try this healthy fat, protein packed smoothie instead for your daily dose of delicious in a cup.
Alright, lets get right into blending! And don't forget to let your inner goddess shine today!
Green Goddess Smoothie
Prep time: 10 minutes
1 c spinach
1/4 medium cucumber, skin on
3/4 c pineapple, chopped, frozen
1/2 ripe banana, frozen
1 kiwi, peeled
1 lime juice, squeezed
1/2 c skim milk*
1/3 c plain, nonfat greek yogurt*
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ice cubes
Blend it all up! This makes quite a large smoothie, can also be split with a friend as a healthy snack - alter to your own needs!
To save time in the morning, feel free to make "smoothie baggies" as part of your weekend prep! Simply put all fruit and veggies (except cucumber) in a baggie in the freezer for a week of simple "toss in the blender" breakfasts (omit ice cubes).
*Omit skim milk and yogurt and sub almond milk to make vegan
Nutrition Facts (per smoothie):