The Green Machine

If food held a popularity content, smoothie would have a good chance of winning. After all, what’s not to love? It can be anything you want it to be – creamy, refreshing, tart, sweet, chocolatey! Talk about versatility.

Personally, I love a creamy smoothie. I also love one thats filling, not overly sweet, and packed with something a little extra for nutrition. I am not opposed to a post-dinner shake, but I tend to have my smoothies first thing in the morning or after the gym.

If you feel the same, I think you’ll find this recipe appealing. It’s simple, delicious, and an easy way to sneak in some greens. It’s pairs perfectly with that post-gym strong-as-a-motha’ **** machine feeling. Hence the name: The Green Machine.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Banana
  • 4 Ice Cubes
  • 1 TBSP Maca
  • 1 Heaping TBSP of Almond Butter (or Peanut Butter)
  • 1/8 TSP Cinnamon
  • Big handful of spinach
  • 1.5 Cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Directions

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth in consistency. Top with extra banana or hemp seeds (as pictured) if desired!

Not a fan of spinach? Swap for kale, or greens powder of your choosing!

Would you just LOOK at that green! I’m obsessed.

The fat in the almond butter makes this smoothie super satiating, and the maca, although mild in flavour, is an adaptogen that helps regulate cortisol. I try to sneak in adaptogens however and whenever I can.

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I hope you enjoy the smoothie!

3 Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas

We all go through a rut in our eating routine, don’t we? It can be hard to find inspiration to keep our meals exciting, so why not let me help you out?

Check out this video for 3. AWESOME. Plant-based breakfast ideas! They are all super tasty, but still simple and easy to throw together in the morning!

 

Which one would you eat first?

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Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl

Ever get into a breakfast slump? I’d been feeling like that lately. When I have the time, I like to make a breakfast that is both beautiful and nourishing. I want to make something I can take my time to enjoy. That’s where the Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl comes in.

This smoothie bowl is so tasty and is also totally fitting for the fall season. The complex carbohydrates provide sustained energy for busy mornings.

What you’ll need: 

  • 3/4 cup cooked sweet potato, cooled
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 TBSP nut milk
  • 1/8 TSP of cinnamon
  • 1/8 TSP of nutmeg

Directions:

  • Mix together all ingredients in a food processor or a high powered blender until smooth.
  • Pour into a bowl and add your favorite toppers. Pictured is pumpkin seeds, almond slivers, molasses, and extra cinnamon. Hemp seeds, plain yogurt, or any other nuts and seeds would also be complimentary!

 

Thanks for checking this out! I love to see your recreations on Instagram, so if you make this don’t forget to tag me!