Tropical Greens Smoothie

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Happy Monday! I don’t know about you guys, but now that Christmas and New Years is over I am ready for spring! I am ready for dresses, sandals, warm sunshine on my skin and NOT being freezing all the time. (I know wah wah you live in Southern California and the coldest it ever gets is 50 degrees wah wah) Whatever, I am definitely not equipped for the cold. But it truly has been uncharacteristically cold and rainy here is SoCal.

The dreary, cold weather has been making me dream of warmer temps in tropical places (like my vacation to Cancun in October). So, I whipped up this tropical inspired green smoothie to (sort of) satisfy my tropical cravings.

I have mentioned before in my Acai Bowl post that Cody and I keep lots of smoothie ingredients stocked up in our house so that we can kind of mix-n-match and grab-n-go pretty much anytime we would like. I think if you truly want to elevate your wellness, health and veggie intake you should jump on that smoothie train, too! It is SO easy and fun and so very good for you! So pick your favorite veggies, fruits, and additives and keep them stocked up in your fridge, freezer and pantry.

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Ingredients:

– 1 cup kale
– 1 cup spinach
– 1/4 frozen pineapple chunks (I used TJ’s)
– 1/4 frozen pineapple chunks (TJ’s)
– 1/2 banana
– 1/2 avocado
– 1 tbs coconut butter
– 1 tbs ground flax seed
– 1 tbs chia seeds
– 1 tsp bee pollen
– 1 tsp matcha powder
– 1-2 scoops Vital Proteins collagen peptides
– 1 cup coconut milk
– 1 handful unsweetened, shredded coconut flakes
– 1/2-1 cup water (optional)

Directions:

Put all ingredients into a nutri-bullet cup or a blender and blend until you reach desired consistency. If you would like it a little thinner, I would add 1/2-1 cup water. Put into cup and sprinkle the top with a bit more of the bee pollen, chia seeds and coconut flakes. ENJOY!

***This recipe creates a rather large smoothie. You can make it all and freeze the other half for later, or you can just cut the ingredients in half.

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Yep, this is definitely my current favorite. I have been craving it as soon as I wake up in the morning! A close second is a blueberry, pear, walnut smoothie that I also am kind of obsessed with! Should I post that one too? Let me know in the comments below!

I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing weekend. As always, thanks so much for reading, and for the support!

Have a very happy Monday!

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