Hi Beauties,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’ll be honest. I don’t do much to celebrate this holiday these days. Since I no longer frequent the bar scene and am not big on day drinking there’s not much for me to partake in.

BUT I do love green smoothies so I figured I’d share my favorite recipe in honor of the holiday full of all things green.

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Let me start by saying I’ve made a lot of really bad green smoothies. Really, really bad. Spit it out and gag bad. So now that I’ve perfected a delicious recipe I keep coming back to it again and again.

Hopefully my trial and error will save you the unpleasant experience of sipping a green smoothie gone wrong.

The Balanced Life Green Smoothie

makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)

2  big handfuls of fresh, organic spinach (large stems removed)

2 frozen bananas, peeled

2 kiwis, peeled

5 pieces of frozen mango

2 tablespoons peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)

1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

4 ice cubes

a sprinkle of cinnamon

*sometimes I throw in a tablespoon of Philosophie Green Dream for an extra antioxidant boost*

Directions: Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender until smooth (I use a Ninja). Drink immediately for maximum nutritional benefit. If you save your smoothie for later be sure to store it in an air tight container to reduce nutrient loss.

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Why cinnamon? Cinnamon acts a natural blood sugar stabilizer to help counteract the natural sugars from the fruit.

Why peanut butter? Nut butter is a great source of protein and healthy fat which again helps to off-set the blood sugar spike that can occur from the sugar in fruit.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

xo,

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