Green, lean and packed with energy!

This is one of my favorite ways to start the day – keeps my mind clear and gives me great motivation and energy!

I have a Jack Lalane juicer, but I’ve never quite mastered the whole juicing thing. It’s messy, time consuming and typically not worth the hassle, but I love starting my day with a healthy juice or smoothie.  So while I wish I could be like so many of you out there who wake up daily and juice your way to a clear day, I just can’t seem to be that girl. But I can be the girl who pops into the local Juiceland or Juicebox and let them help me start my day in a healthy way!

For those days when I’m more motivated or have more time, I whip up this quick and simple green juice smoothie and head off for my day with a healthy immune booster.  There are tons of variations to a green juice/smoothie, but this is a favorite of mine. 



Green breakfast smoothie

Green breakfast smoothie


  • handful of greens: spinach, kale, chard or other
  • ½ cup of your favorite frozen or fresh organic fruits
  • ½ – 1 avocado
  • 1-2 cups of almond or coconut milk, OJ and/or water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed or flax oil (flax oil tends to be less gritty)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 small grated knuckle of ginger, peeled


  1. Blend all ingredients together in your favorite mixer and enjoy!
  2. Note: I like to start with the greens and liquid of choice first to make sure they are properly blended before I add all other ingredients.
  3. My other favorite version: use bananas & strawberries as your fruit and substitute ¼ cup of almond butter or Sunbutter in place of the avocado.