If you’re still a little skeptical about the idea of drinking your vegetables, don’t worry — it does sound strange. But adding leafy greens to your morning smoothie is a great way to start your day with a huge nutrient boost, and added fiber will keep your energy levels balanced throughout the day.
This recipe is lightly sweet and super creamy — kind of like a milkshake that’s actually healthy. With protein, fiber, carbs and healthy fats, this smoothie is definitely a meal. This recipe makes two servings: one for today and one for tomorrow morning. Store the leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container and grab and go the next morning!
1 cup coconut water
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 1/2 cups spinach
2 dates, pitted
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp coconut flakes
1/3 cup raw & unsalted cashews
1] Fill a small bowl with 3/4 cup of water and heat in the microwave for about 80 seconds. You want the water to be HOT, but not boiling.
2] Soak the cashews in the hot water until they’ve softened — about 20 minutes. You can also put them in room temperature water and soak them overnight to save time in the morning!
3] Combine all ingredients and blend!
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Teresa Sandoval is CHAARG’s Creative Project Lead. She dedicates her free time to any and all activities that let her get outside. When she isn’t taking her dog for a run or spending time in the sunshine, she can be found getting messy and creative in the kitchen.