Green Machine Smoothie

Green Machine Smoothie

I know it’s technically winter. But, here in California (well, some parts) it is sunshine and springtime outside. All this good weather gave me a HUGE craving for a citrusy, bright, crisp smoothie. You know the kind you drink and feel proud that you’re doing something good for your body. A self-love smoothie, if you will. This recipe is TOTALLY a self-love smoothie! It is packed with spinach (that’s good for you), tangerines (hella good for you), mango (real good for you), and Greek yogurt (freakin’ good for you). But, more importantly, it tastes really good.

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Green Glow Smoothie

Green Glow Smoothie

If you're in need of some smoothie inspo, however, look no further. This Green Glow Smoothie is bright, refreshing, and truly makes you feel like a healthy fit person no matter what else you've eaten today (or how many episodes of The Office you've watched without moving).

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Building A Perfect Smoothie

Building A Perfect Smoothie

As a person who made a living* making smoothies for high-level athletes for the past 3 years, I am confident in my smoothie/shake-making abilities. When they think of smoothies and shakes, most people probably think of:
                  A.  a bodybuilding gym bro chugging water and protein powder in a shaker bottle
                 B. a health-obsessed yoga guru sipping on a green juice in her Instagram story

While we might be bombarded with these images on social media, there are actually shakes for all kinds of health goals - weight loss, weight gain, muscle gain, maintenance, etc. The key to a perfectly balanced smoothie or shake is to add ingredients that give you either macronutrients (protein, fat, carb) or vitamins and minerals and other good-for-you things.

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