Hello! I'm so happy to be here! Thank you, Claire, for letting me share one of my favourite recipes from my Radiate program.
If you want an easy smoothie recipe that helps curb sugar cravings and also gives you enough energy to start your day, this one is for you! This is also perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up if you're tempted to reach for junk food. By replacing that one bad habit (eating candy or chips in the afternoon) with a whole foods smoothie, you'll create momentum because you'll feel so good that you won't want to go back to being a slave to processed food. Depending on the season or how much "good fat" your body is craving, you can use coconut water (for warmer weather, lighter days) or coconut milk. You can use coconut milk in the carton (or homemade) which is more watery or full fat coconut milk from a can. Listen to your body, are you craving something creamy and rich or something lighter? If you have leftover kale, make some kale chips!
1 cup fresh/frozen blueberries
1 cup coconut water or coconut milk (in a carton or full fat canned)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon ground flax or chia seeds*
Handful of kale
Splash of vanilla extract
Pinch of cinnamon
1 tablespoon raw, local honey, coconut nectar or stevia to taste (optional)
- NOTE: If you use chia seeds, let them sit in the milk for 10 minutes or longer to "plump" up and expand. You can also just let your smoothie sit already made for 10 minutes and then consume.
Add ingredients to a blender and blend!Tip: If you're giving smoothies to kids (or adults!) that are afraid of anything green, blend the kale (or whatever leafy green you're using) with the milk/water base first so there are absolutely no little leafy pieces, it just looks like green juice. Then add the fruit and other ingredients and blend. Enjoy!
Terri Ingraham is a wife, mom and holistic health coach that helps exhausted women live a more radiant life. She's a big believer in simplifying your diet and getting rid of clutter.