• Recipe: Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

    Happy Thursday everyone!

    Sharing a super yummy smoothie recipe with you today!  Very simple to make, as are most smoothies, and great to start your morning with or even enjoy as an afternoon snack!

    Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

    Ingredients

    • 1 Large Banana
    • 1 Handful of Spinach
    • 1 Handful of Blueberries (add more if you’d like!)
    • 1 Tablespoon of Cacao Powder (I use Sunfood Superfoods Cacao powder.)
    • 1-2 Medjool Dates
    • 1 Cup of Coconut Water (You can use the water right from a coconut or you can use bottle coconut water such as this brand.)
    • 2 Ice Cubes
    *Optional: You can also add actual coconut or coconut shreds to your smoothie to give it more texture and added flavor.

    Directions

    • First, wash your spinach and blueberries well.
    • Then, soak your dates with warm water. Just for a minute or two. If you have a powerful blender such as a Vitamix of Blendtec you can skip this step but it definitely helps blend the dates better if you do soak them. :)
    • Next, add all your ingredients into your blender.
    • Blend & Enjoy! :)

    *Note: The color of your smoothie will vary depending if you add more spinach, blueberries or cacao. The more spinach you add the more green your smoothie will be, the more cacao you add the more brownish and the more blueberries the more purpley it will be. You can always adjust the measurements to this recipe but I think you’ll like it just as it is! :)

    Credits:

    Recipe, Written and Styled by: Kristen Tola Hettich

    Photographed by: Bethany Nauert

  • Recipe: Kale Smoothie

    Happy Tuesday everyone!

    With Kale being the most popular kid on the playground these days, many people are trying to find ways to incorporate this wonderful leafy green into their diets. The one thing I continue to hear though is how to enjoy it without tasting the bitterness. I love making smoothies, especially green ones, so I wanted to make a kale smoothie that was super tasty but also masked the bitterness of it. Here’s my recipe for my kale smoothie, hope you like it! :)

    Kale Smoothie

    Ingredients

    • 1 Banana
    • 2 Large handfuls of Green Kale (You can always substitute for other kinds of kale if you wish!)
    • 1-2 Tablespoons of Almond Butter
    • 2-3 Tablespoons of Coconut Nectar
    • 2 cups of Unsweetened Vanilla Hemp Milk
    • 2-3 Ice Cubes

    *NOTE: You can always add more or less of each ingredient if you wish. Also note that if your smoothie does not come out super green this does not take away from the nutritional value of the smoothie! Green Kale generally does not come out as green as a spinach smoothie would. :)

    Directions

    • First, wash you kale thoroughly.
    • Next, add the kale and the remaining ingredients into a blender.
    • Blend until all ingredients are blended well.
    • Enjoy! :)
    Credits
    Recipe, Styled & Written by: Kristen Tola Hettich
    Photographed by: Bethany Nauert