Is it Earth Day yet?

I don’t know about you guys but I am so sick of winter. That said, the bar is set pretty low in terms of satisfaction, at least when it comes to temperature. I saw 38 degrees F in the forecast for this week and started thinking about short sleeves and rosé wine. I’ve got a bottle of this loveliness in the fridge ready to go.

IMG 5099 300x300 - Earth Day Smoothie-aka wishful thinkingMy taste buds are so over this cold weather. Who am I kidding—my whole body is ready for a break. I’m definitely feeling the winter fatigue. Even though it was below freezing the other day, after a day of clients, meetings, and errands, when my stomach started its late afternoon growl, the only thing that appealed was a green smoothie. The body wants what it wants, what can I say?

Here’s what went into the blender:

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 handful kale
  • 2 tbsp chocolate-flavored hemp protein powder
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum

I used 1 tsp cacao nibs for garnish with cacao nibs, but you can use whatever sounds good to you: chia seeds, granola, coconut flakes—no wrong answer! Well, I imagine salmon roe would not be the best complement, but I’ve been wrong about these kinds of things before. 

What’s your favorite smoothie? What are you most looking forward to about springtime? 

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