Let us all agree that smoothies are awesome. We made them growing up with our parents when we had friends stay over. We had them after workouts in high school and college (and hopefully we still hit the gym). And we now as adults often rely on them for a quick, easy and nutritious breakfast on the go. Smoothies are a great way to get a quick full-up, a generous dose of vitamins and protein and still get the fiber we need to slowly release the natural sugars that we need throughout the day. This is one is my go to, even my dietitian loves the balance.


  • 1/3 cup raspberries (sliced)
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/3 cup low fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup kale (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup red beets (cooked, chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • 1 teaspoon flax oil


  1. Blend until smooth. Mine are usually on the thick side so add distilled water to get a juicier consistency if you prefer. With this combination you get tons of B vitamins, protein from nut butter and yogurt (not to mention the lovely lactobascillus), fiber from raspberries and kale, potassium and niacin from banana and just enough oil in the flax to help digest oil soluble vitamins D, E and K.

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