Green Smoothie #3

One of my goals for week 3 of the Spring Transformation is to drink 2 – 3 green smoothies. I made a batch of about 3 yesterday to store for the week.

Here is what I included:

  • 1 cup of coconut water (Organic – Unsweetened)
  • 3 cups of coconut milk (Unsweetened)
  • 3 – 4 large handfuls of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 T raw cacao powder (Navitas Naturals) (probably should’ve added more)
  • 3 T raw almond butter (Trader Joe’s Raw)
  • 2 T Organic Flax Seed
  • 1 T natural peanut butter
  • 1 -2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 packet of Sweet Leaf (stevia)
  • Cinnamon
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • You could add berries or a banana if you like.  Berries are low glycemic and better option than a banana as they are higher in sugar.  I didn’t add the fruit as I seem to be very sensitive to the sugar.

I use a vitamix so it does a nice job of blending.  I added the first 3 ingredients first to blend it all together.  Next I added the rest and blended until nicely mixed.  It is not a pretty color at all – I thought the raw cocoa would make it look like chocolate (it did not).

I poured into shaker bottles and stored in the refrigerator.

I had my first one today – about 12 ozs.  Since I was having it pre-workout, I did add more water, ice cubes and 1 scoop of Sun Warrior Chocolate vegan protein mix.   My workout was at 7:00 pm.  I normally have my pre-workout shake about 45  – 30 minutes before my workout.  Since there are a lot more ingredients in this smoothie I had it about an hour ahead of time.  I was a bit draggy today and I did have a good workout (I’m thinking this had something to do with it).  Guess I will see later this week as I will alternate between my normal shakes and this green smoothie.

Enjoy!

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