the wake up call ~celery chia green smoothie~

Noah is turning into quite the green smoothie connoisseur!  I let him decide what ingredients to add, he stands on the counter dumping chia seeds, spinach, dates and fruit into the vitamix.  I admit, it’s not the cleanest kitchen in the world after he’s done but, I don’t care!  Seeing him get so excited about making a green smoothie is pure bliss to me!

Ever since the time change, he has been waking up at 5 AM, sometimes before!  We are all exhausted!  He hurries downstairs to give the dog a kiss then goes straight to the refrigerator and starts pulling out smoothie ingredients!  I guess if you wake up at 5 AM, you better start the day off with a green smoothie!

This is Noah’s the flavor of the week:

the wake up call green smoothie ~celery, spinach, chia seeds, coconut water, banana and pineapple~

The Wake Up Call

2 cups coconut water

1 cup frozen pineapple

2 stalks celery

2 large (noah sized) handfuls of baby spinach

1 banana

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 dates, pitted

-Blend and enjoy!

celery chia wake up call green smoothie ~vegan~

Is anyone else having this insanely early wake up call with their little ones?  Words of advice on how to get him to sleep in a little longer?  I can deal with 5:30, but waking up at 4:45 is just wrong!

pumpkin pie “green monster” smoothie ~healthy halloween treat~

In the spirit of Halloween, get the kids to help you make this “Green Monster” smoothie!

 Fuel up with protein and omega fatty acids from the hemp seeds, carotenes and vitamin C from the pumpkin and iron from the spinach, all while tasting like pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Pie “Green Monster” Smoothie

1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)

1/4 cup pumpkin puree

1 frozen banana

2 dates, pitted

large handful of baby spinach

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon cacao or cocoa powder

~Blend and enjoy~

pumpkin pie green smoothie ~vegan~

~Add ice cubes to create more of a frozen texture~

berry smoothie with walnuts and oats

Want a break from the traditional “green smoothie?”  Here’s your answer!

 I try out new smoothies all the time and have such a hard time leaving out the baby spinach!  It just adds such a nutritional boost with such little effort!  This smoothie tastes great on its own and has an abundance of antioxidants from the berries, but adding the baby spinach makes it that much better!

berry smoothie with walnuts and oats ~gluten free, vegan, green smoothie~

Berry Smoothie with Walnuts and Oats

1 frozen banana

2 cups almond milk

1 cup frozen berries

1/4 cup old fashioned oats

3 tablespoons walnuts

2 dates, pitted

1 tablespoon goji berries (optional)

handful of baby spinach (optional)

~Blend and enjoy~

berry smoothie with walnuts and oats

We’ve totally been enjoying everything the fall has to offer!  I love the change of seasons, it makes me feel alive.  It makes my heart melt to see Noah share in my excitement of the autumn colored leaves, bright sunsets and pumpkin flavored everything!

Here are a few pics from our day…


my mum

my mum



Hope you’re enjoying the fall too :)