Surprise Green Dream Smoothie 

Wow you guys, this morning’s smoothie was a surprise.  I just put things into the blender for my smoothie this morning (as per usual), and what ensued was amaaaaaazing!  I’m calling it the “surprise green dream smoothie”  because I was incredibly surprised by how deliscious and creamy it ended up tasting (like a dream smoothie should taste!!), the ingredients pile up to be a stacked nutritional team…and it just happens to be green. If you don’t believe me, believe my sister because she had a taste of mine and started recreating it immediately.  
Do yourself and your digestion a favor and make this smoothie!! 

Surprise Green Dream Smoothie (P, V, GF, NF, SF)      
Serves 1 

2.5 handfuls of greens (I used a “power green mix)
1/2 lemon, peeled 
2 inch chunk of ginger
2 tbsp hemp seeds 
1 tbsp sunflower seed butter 
3/4 scoop protein powder (I use the PlantFusion vanilla bean pea protein )
1/2 cup water (or less–just enough to get it blending smoothly) 
1 tbsp cilantro 
1 1/2 tsp turmeric 
1/4 tsp ground black pepper 
1 tsp cinnamon
Small handful ice 

Blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Sit down and enjoy! 

Chocolate Ice Cream…for breakfast??!

I woke up this fine April fool’s morning wanting chocolate. Conveniently, I used up my kale reserves in dinner last night, so no leafy greens for a smoothie.  Which made me think, why not make a dessert-worthy smoothie and eat “chocolate ice cream” (or as close to it as I can make it) to celebrate the day? And guys, this was amazing.  If you have a sweet tooth, this is for you! It’s light, fluffy, creamy, nutritious, and sweet-but-not-too-sweet.  I am so tempted to just go back in the kitchen and make round 2!!

Chocolate “Ice Cream” Smoothie (V, P, GF)
Serves 1 lighter serving

1 frozen banana
1/2 avocado
2 Tbsp cacao
2 tbsp hemp seeds (optional, but kicks up the protein!)
Almond Milk as needed (no more than 1/4 to 1/3 cup)

Add all ingredients to the blender, adding just enough almond milk to make it blend easily, but making sure to keep the thick consistency.