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The Green Smoothie That Will Change Your Life

June 27, 2020 in Easy Recipes, I Adore What I Love

Hi guys!! Happy Saturday! Over on my insta page, I’ve made lots of references to my most favorite green smoothie! And for good reason:

  • It’s SO easy to whip up
  • It has health benefits galore
  • This smoothie is seriously the most delicious!!!!!
  • And it’s really freaking filling

It’s not my recipe!!

I should begin by giving credit to where credit is due because this deliciousness is not my recipe. Ya see, a few months ago, my husband started seeing a licensed dietitian based in our hometown, named Ariella, and I’ve reaped one of the benefits of him seeing her. Which is, her smoothie recipe!

My husband began making it every morning for himself around 10am at the beginning of quarantine and I would casually have a sip here and there. But then my sips turned into wanting my own! And being the great hubby that he is, Isaiah started making them for me {and one for each of the kids too, of course!}

PS click here for the BEST smoothie cups for kids. They’re spill-proof, dish-water safe and I don’t know what we’d do without them!!

Back to the smoothie, Isaiah and I now switch off making it for each other and I’ve memorized the recipe + can make it in my sleep!! Obsessed! It’s typically the first thing I put in my body everyday and one of the best smoothies I’ve ever had!

I’m going to share the original recipe below from Ariella {don’t worry, I got permission!!} and then tell you the modifications that I make to it, because there are a few.

Original Recipe:

1 banana
1/2 cup blueberries
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
A few handfuls of spinach
1 tablespoon Ground flaxseed
Cinnamon
1 tablespoon MCT oil
Two scoops collagen peptides
2 small ice cubes

Blend everything in a high-powered blender and serve!!

Modifications that we make to it:

Sub frozen banana for the fresh one and omit the MCT oil. {It did weird things to my husband’s system so we stopped using it}

Heath Benefits

And in case you were wondering, here are some facts about the health benefits of a few of the ingredients…

Flaxseed are known to reduce the risk of cancer, ease the symptoms of arthritis, improve blood sugar, prevent constipation and more! Credit via.

MCT oil, if you choose to use it, has been shown to aid in weight loss, appetite control, increase energy, reduce inflammation, plus more! Credit via.

Collagen peptides claims to make your skin look dewy and fresh, your bones and nails strong, and your joints pain-free. Source via.

Spinach is rich in vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, iron and manganese. It may benefit eye health, reduce oxidative stress and reduce blood pressure levels among other health functions. Source via.


Basically, if you drink this smoothie often, your life will be changed!!!! I mean, don’t quote me on that as I’m no dietitian or nutritionist, but personally, I know that it’s changed mine and my husband’s lives for the better! Not only is it the most tasty thing everrrrr, but it is so so good for you {as uncovered above}! We are both seriously in love with it!! And know that you will be too!

So, what are you waiting for?? Go make the recipe!!!!!!

But first – Shop my look in these pics!

All clothes that I’m wearing in these pics are from the Peach 2020 Summer Collection – which I was honored to be a model for!! Check out the website to see me!!!

Mitsu Jacket in White: According to the website, it’s the lightweight summer layer that everyone needs and I would agree!!! Also comes in the prettiest yellow!

Kristina Seamless 7/8 Capri in Black/Watermelon Tie-Dye: I am obsessed with these high-rise leggings! They literally hug your body in all the right places and the fabric is ultra comfortable, for real!! I also have the in the black and white full length version which can be found here.

To shop the entire Peach website, click here.

ALL PHOTO CREDIT: VPG Photography


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