Kale + Banana + Almond Milk Green Smoothie

 

Hi everyone – Happy 2017!

Hope you all had a chance to spend some quality time with family and friends during the holidays. I know I did and it was a great start to the New Year!

New Year is a time when everyone is trying to get back on track from the bad eating habits from the holidays and we’re all trying to set new goals (whether it is personal or professional goals), trying to be healthier and also of course happier.

I’ve started reading this book which I’ve had my eye on for awhile now and finally decided to buy it because what better time to start getting back on track then the New Year, right?!

It’s called “eat better live better feel better” by Julie Cove from Alkalinesister.com and it’s such an amazing book full of inspiration and recipes! She’s put together a wonderful piece of work introducing people to the Alkaline Lifestyle. Now lets get one thing straight, I definitely cannot live on fruits and vegetables only – I don’t know how Fully Raw Vegans do it, but I give you all the credit! I need my coffee, Indian tea and cheese! But this book has got me inspired to try and be more mindful of what I eat. I highly recommend it.

For those that don’t know, I am Vegetarian (I do eat eggs) but that doesn’t mean I’m always healthy. If you follow me on Instagram (@GlitternStripes) you’ll notice I post a lot of baked goods, pastries and coffee. This year my goal is try and eat more whole foods and incorporate fruits and vegetables into my diet so I can still continue to eat dessert and drink caramel macchiato’s, mmmmmmmm.

I figure if I manage to eat at least 2 fully raw meals a day then I can continue to treat myself with cakes and cookies, right!?

So, the first post of the New Year is going to be of a super easy Green Smoothie!


Ingredients:

1 cup Almond Milk (I used So Fresh – Vanilla flavour unsweetened)
1 cup chopped kale
1 medium banana (can use frozen too)
1 teaspoon ground flax seeds
a pinch of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Blend Almond Milk and kale until smooth.
  2. Add the banana and flax seeds and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into your favourite glass, top with cinnamon and enjoy!

*This post is not sponsored by any brand or company. All opinions are my own.*

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