Boy, it’s been a slow start to the new year for me! Between Christmas, traveling to Illinois to visit family, and putting away everything from Christmas I have been exhausted and unmotivated. Now that my kids are finally back at school, after their long break, I feel like I can finally get back into a routine again.
My plan for 2018 is to focus more on this blog. I would love to be able to post on here more and learn more about blogging in general. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes in the blogging world and it can be overwhelming at times. We’ll see how that all pans out! 😉
Now let’s start talking about this everyday smoothie. I call it an everyday smoothie because I literally make this smoothie every morning for my husband and me. My husband and I are creatures of habit in that we have a smoothie each morning and some scrambled eggs for breakfast. This breakfast usually satisfies me until lunch without needing to snack between meals.
Many of the ingredients in this smoothie can be adjusted or removed. I’ve also listed a bunch of different add-ins to help you get creative with your smoothie. I use a chocolate protein powder that I get from my nutritionist, but any protein powder will do. If protein powder isn’t your thing then you can just omit it all together.
I also add collagen peptides to my smoothie. It’s meant to help support your bone and joint health, as well as, your skin and hair. Again, this can be omitted from the smoothie without issue. The avocado may seem a bit odd to you, but I promise you can’t taste it and it makes your smoothie super creamy!Print
Basic Everyday Smoothie
- Yield: 2 Servings
8-12 oz. coconut water (depends on how thick you like your smoothie)
chocolate protein powder (optional, follow package for recommended amount)
2-3 scoops collagen peptides (optional)
2 cups spinach
1/2 frozen banana, cut into pieces
1 cup frozen fruit* (use 1 1/2 cups if not using a banana)
- peanut or other nut butter (1-2 tbsp.)
- raw cacao powder (2 tbsp.)
- 2-4 dates (to add sweetness)
- bee pollen (1 tbsp.)
- coconut oil (1 tbsp.)
- Add all ingredients in a blender or food processor (in the order listed above) and blend until smooth, or desired consistency is reached.
- Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
*You can use any fruit you like here. I usually use a mixture of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and tart cherries. If you prefer more tropical flavored fruits then I would recommend using a vanilla protein powder instead of chocolate.