raspberry lime rickey smoothie

A little tart, a little sweet and a whole lot of refreshing!

Not to mention, it’s an easy way to get an extra serving of greens in your day!

Raspberry Lime Rickey ~vegan, raw, green smoothie~

Raspberry Lime Rickey Smoothie

1 cup coconut water

2/3 cup frozen raspberries

2 pitted dates

handful baby spinach

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Juice of 1 lime

~Blend and Enjoy!~

Raspberry Lime Rickey ~vegan, raw, green smoothie~


what we’re sipping on…

The smoothie flavor of the week has been a superfood blend including hemp seeds, chia seeds and spirulina.  Spirulina…aka Pond Scum.  Yes, that’s right, we are drinking pond scum and loving it!


Spirulina is similar to seaweed but it is classified as a “blue-green cyanobacteria.”  Spirulina uses chlorophyll the same way as plants, to harness the sun’s rays for energy.  It has been endorsed by the World Health Organization and has been deemed as one of the most nutritious food sources on the planet.  Like quinoa, it contains all essential amino acids and is a vegan source of protein.  High in minerals, iodine, B vitamins, fatty acids and calcium it is said to boost immunity, prevent disease and may reduce allergy symptoms.

As with all supplements, I am hesitant to buy into the hype.  However, I have noticed a boost of energy since adding spirulina powder to my morning smoothie.  I must say, if you have chronic medical issues or are on medications do not add supplements to your daily routine without checking with your doc first!  Spirulina is not recommended for those with auto-immune diseases such as MS or rheumatoid arthritis.  For more info click here.

The Green Pineapple

2 cups coconut water (water or non-dairy milk would work well too!)

1 cup baby spinach

1-2 cups frozen pineapple

1 ripe banana

3 pitted dates

1 tablespoon chia seeds

2 tablepoons hemp seeds

½ teaspoon – 1 teaspoon high quality spirulina powder

the green pineapple ~superfoods smoothie~1

~this recipe is great without spirulina as well!~

it tastes a lot better than it looks!

it tastes a lot better than it looks!

What’s your take on using spirulina?  

coco-mango smoothie

After rummaging through the refrigerator this morning looking for a healthy breakfast this is what we came up with!


1-2 cups coconut water

1 banana

1/2 cup almonds

1-2 cups baby spinach

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1 cup frozen mango

~blend and enjoy~

Not only do mangos taste great but they are loaded with cancer fighting antioxidants and vitamins.  Mangos have an abundance of enzymes which help with digestive health and fiber which helps with lowering cholesterol.  They also are packed with vitamin A and vitamin C which will keep your immune system running strong!  The almonds and coconut provide protein and healthy fats to keep you energized throughout the day!  This smoothie is so good you’ll forget it’s healthy!


And the kids will love it too!