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Green Energy Smoothie is a great way to get a little boost of energy and healthy vitamins in the morning mixing coconut water, banana, avocado, spinach, pineapple and parsley!

Green Energy Smoothie // A Cedar Spoon

Good Morning guys!

This past month has been a whirlwind for us! We are just returning today from a week visiting my parents in Johnson City, TN, spent Easter in Cleveland, Ohio and a week visiting Mike’s parents in Florida.  Since I was still on maternity leave we figured we would take advantage of the time off and visit family.

It was so nice to be in Florida after the crazy long winter we had! The ocean is my favorite place to be so I was in heaven! 😉

Florida Beach

The weather was amazing–80 and sunny, so we spent a lot of time at the beach and pool!

Will at the beach

Andrew in Florida

Florida

Mike and I escaped for a quick date night…a must for all of you parents out there, right?!

Date Night Florida Date night FL

And enjoyed a few sunsets..

Florida Beach Sunset in FL

Mike and Will Beach

Today I am flying home alone with my two and a half year old and three month old! I am a little bit scared and hoping for the best. Fingers crossed that there are no melt downs and we arrive home in one piece! 🙂

Green Energy Smoothie

All of this travel and post baby recovery has been exhausting! Today’s recipe for a Green Energy Smoothie is something I made over the past few months to help boost my energy and get a good dose of healthy vitamins in.  It has a lot of healthy ingredients: pineapple, bananas, coconut water, parsley, avocado, spinach and lime juice.

Green Energy Smoothie

Did you know that coconut water contains easily digested carbohydrates in the form of sugar and electrolytes? Some athletes drink coconut water to help replenish their electrolytes after a hard workout. It is a clear liquid (not coconut milk, that is different) and has a sweet, nutty taste.

This Green Energy Smoothie would be perfect for a post-workout smoothie and since I am jumping back on the post-baby work out bandwagon tomorrow I will be drinking this from time to time.

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Green Energy Smoothie

Green Energy Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Smoothie, Drink

Description

An energy boosting green smoothie to give you that extra kick of energy in the morning or after a work out.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut water, chilled (can sub 1 % milk, almond milk or organic soy milk)
  • 1 frozen banana, chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh lime juice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Recipe from Prevention Magazine

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Julia

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Monday 23rd of January 2017

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

Wednesday 30th of April 2014

You are one lucky lady! That trip looked like it was much needed. And, great pictures! So beautiful! So is the color in this smoothie!

Julia

Wednesday 30th of April 2014

It was much needed! I just love that warm weather and sun. :)

Jessica @ stuck on sweet

Tuesday 29th of April 2014

Smoothie sounds amazing and so refreshing! I am glad you were able to do some traveling - Florida looked amazing! Excited to go back with you in just a few short weeks! Ah!

Julia

Tuesday 29th of April 2014

Thanks Jess! It was so nice to get away and also be in the warm weather but it is also great to be home! Nothing beats your own bed!

Loretta

Monday 28th of April 2014

Those are some darn cute babies! I actually made myself a green juice this morning and I felt a little "buzzy" from the extra nutrients. I also really like using "strong" ingredients like parsley and cilantro. But then I usually have to chug it pretty fast to get it down.

Your smoothie version sounds much more enjoyable than my concoctions :)

Carol at Wild Goose Tea

Monday 28th of April 2014

I will admit I was pretty doubtful when I read 'Green' and smoothie . I thought, ick. But sometimes it is nice to be wrong. This one of those occasions. Very tasty selection of ingredients. Your boys are adorable. Your pictures made me restless, however.