Hidden Veggies Smoothie Series: Part 1
Today marks a new start... time to start getting back on track with my own nutrition. See even nutritionists can get off track and I’m not immune to set back either! Life has been crazy since Luna was born and then everything happened with her medical condition and our nutrition has totally taken the back seat. This is no good for anyone. But it’s time to get back on track and just in case you need help getting back on track too, I’m starting a 3 week hidden veggie smoothie series! I’ll be sharing all my go to smoothie/whole food juice recipes with you all! These always give me a boost of lasting energy and are amazing vessels to squeeze in extra veggies, fruit, and protein. The smoothie pictured above I lovingly named “The O.G. Smoothie” as in, the original green smoothie lol this was my first green smoothie recipe I created that opened my eyes to how many veggies you can hide in a smoothie and still have it taste AMAZING! The apple and banana in it are just sweet enough to mask all the green veggies!
This recipe is nutrient dense, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, nightshade free, paleo, primal, & Whole30 compliant!
What Makes this High-Vibing Food?
First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!
You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!
Contains calcium, a key root chakra nutrient.
Contains iron, which is supportive for your root chakra.
This recipe is heavy in water, which supports the sacral chakra.
This recipe is full of healthy fats and/or oils, which supports the sacral chakra.
This recipe is higher in carbohydrates, providing the solar plexus chakra with both long-lasting sugar sources (like fiber) and quick acting sugars like glucose.
This recipe is high in fiber, which supports all three of the lower chakras as it aides in the movement and flow of bulk during the digestive processes.
Contains yellow/tan/golden colored foods, which help raise the body’s frequency to that of the solar plexus, helping to balance it.
Contains leafy greens, which are especially supportive to the heart chakra as they contain life force, layers and depth.
Contains raw veggies, which are especially balancing to the heart chakra as they contain balancing cooling properties.
Contains green colored foods, which support and balance the heart chakra.
Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:
high-powered blender (I use my Vitamix)
The O.G. Smoothie
(gluten free & AIP/paleo)
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: no cook time Yield: 1
½ cup spinach
½ cup kale, chopped
2 stalks celery
1 small green apple, cored and chopped
½ small green banana (frozen)
Water/ice to reach desired consistency
How to Create this Recipe:
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender.
Add your water. The amount will depend on the consistency you want. For a smoothie texture add enough water to the pitcher (when it’s already full of ingredients) to get about half way full of water. For a juice consistency fill your blender pitcher almost full of water.
Blend your smoothie, starting from low speed and working your way to the highest speed, until all the ingredients are blended and smooth. You may need to use your tamper to get everything blended thoroughly! Blend until smooth and the consistency is that of a smoothie.
Feel free to add ice if you want a thicker smoothie texture!
If you do not have a high powered blender like a Vitamix, you will need to chop up all of the ingredients very well in order to get a smooth, blended consistency.
Serving Size: 1 (based off of 1 servings total)
Fat: 11 g
Carbs: 50 g
Protein: 6 g
*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.