Spring Garden Smoothie

I love my spring garden.  Much anticipated first sprouts out of the ground after the winter.  Spring flowers and veggies just make everything feel hopeful.

Spring vegetables are super easy to grow – anywhere.  They don’t require much space and are hardy.  You also don’t need to wait for May (Idaho) to get your garden started.  Lettuce, radishes, greens, peas and so on can all go out before the threat of frost is gone.

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There is an amazing variety of power packed leafy greens that help us break out of that winter slumber.  Even if your not a huge fan of greens you can easily add them to your diet.  And, you should.

If your looking for a quick, easy, delicious way to eat your veggies (or get kids too) try this.  We have seen many versions of this recipe and find this combo is our favorite for breakfast or afternoon pick me up.  The key to this smoothie is the protein and fat.  Those two elements are necessary with the addition of fruit and keep you full.

Like the smoothie ideas? Let us know – we have many more we have tried and love!

Spring Garden Super Smoothie

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Add all ingredients to blender in this order:

Handful of Spinach, kale, romaine (about 2 cups and can be any combo of these)

12 oz. Coconut milk (at this point blend greens until smooth)

1/2 Avocado

Serving of protein powder (plant based)

1 Date (Blend till smooth)

1 Banana

1 tsp Chia Seeds (Final quick blend)

Substitutions/Change ups

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil in place of Avocado
  • Hemp Seeds can be substituted for protein powder
  • Almond Milk or Coconut Milk work great in this smoothie
  • Omit Date if you don’t want added sweetness.
  • Add cinnamon, cashews or unsweetened cocoa pieces for variety

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