There are endless ways to make a smoothie.
In fact, you could probably have a different smoothie for every day of the year!
I’ll be the first to admit, I have my typical go-to smoothie that I make on the regular (simply out of laziness and due to wanting to use up the ingredients I have on hand), but I do like to venture out of my smoothie routine.
Fun fact – I’ve actually owned my vitamix for over 10 years and I don’t think there’s been a day that’s gone by that I haven’t used it!
In fact, when I first moved in with my boyfriend over 5 years ago he was shocked when I told him I spent $600 on a blender. He thought I was crazy! But then… after a few weeks of using the vitamix, he was hooked! He actually said to me that if we ever broke up he’d go and buy a vitamix the next day, regardless of the price!
Ha! It just goes to show you that investing in a good blender is well worth it. And being that I’ve had mine for over 10 years, I got my $600 use out of it!
My vitamix has seen endless smoothie concoctions and just recently, I whipped up the most delicious Soothing Golden Smoothie from my good friend Joy McCarthy. Her latest book, Joyous Detox is amazing and full of 100 delicious gluten free, dairy free and detox friendly recipes.
Honestly, if you’re a foodie (and you must be if you’re cruising around my blog!) then you will love her book. And you will love this delicious smoothie.
Why I love this smoothie so much? It’s full of potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich superfood ingredients, such as cinnamon, ginger and turmeric. Blended together with heart healthy omega 3 hemp seeds + sweet banana + satiating coconut butter; this smoothie is super yummy.
In fact, if you’re looking for a sweet and healthy dessert, this would be the perfect guilt free smoothie to whip up. But, because it’s loaded with so many healthy ingredients, it serves as a great breakfast too! Either way, you can’t go wrong.
P.S. I’m doing a giveaway (on July 5th) of Joy’s book Joyous Detox over on instagram. Simply click here to join me on instagram and get in on the contest fun!
- 1/3 cup unsweetened, unsulphured coconut flakes
- 3 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 banana (or use 3 medjool dates)
- 1 tbsp coconut butter
- 1-2 cups Coconut milk, more or less based on desired consistency.
- Place all ingredients in the blender and blend on high for 30-60 seconds until smooth. Add more coconut milk if needed to reach desired consistency.