Showing posts with label smoothie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label smoothie. Show all posts

October 2, 2015

Ama-Zing Iced Blended Latte & Super Green with a Zing Smoothie

Thank you to Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener and Her Campus Media for partnering on this post!
Ama-Zing Iced Blended Latte & Super Green with a Zing Smoothie

I'm an espresso-drinking, candy-eating, smoothie-sipping type of gal. I'm also a girl trying to watch her figure after losing 40lbs, but like most gals, my sweet tooth is real. I know most people refer to the "struggle" being real, does a sweet tooth count as part of the struggle...? I think so.

Ama-Zing Iced Blended Latte & Super Green with a Zing Smoothie

I've had to learn to balance my food choices, something I think most of us struggle with... unless your a nutritionist or a dietitian. Let's start off with the fact that it's totally normal to crave foods and it's completely fine (and sometimes healthy) for you to indulge in your cravings, sometimes.

Ama-Zing Iced Blended Latte & Super Green with a Zing Smoothie

What I've had to master is not always giving into my sweet tooth with sugary, sweet donuts or delightful little candy treats. Instead I've been opting for a Born Sweet™ Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia sweetened espresso and a chocolaty protein bar or sometimes I'll even make a small batch of chocolate covered fruit and munch on that with a green smoothie sweetened yet again with my favorite sweetener, Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia. I'm not giving up my sweet tooth, I'm just trading this for a healthier version of that and I'm totally okay with that.

Ama-Zing Iced Blended Latte & Super Green with a Zing Smoothie

What exactly is Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener? It's a sweetener made with only real ingredients—nothing artificial. This little miracle is made by extracting the natural sweetness found in Mother Nature's stevia plant; with ZERO artificial ingredients and ZERO calories, I know how I'll be sweetening my espresso from now on!

Ama-Zing Iced Blended Latte & Super Green with a Zing Smoothie

Are you trying to maintain your weight and watching your calories? Are you ready to make a lifestyle change? Today is the day to make the smart choice; today you should choose to sweeten your life with the delicious sweetening experience of Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener and 5 per serving Calorie Zing™ Baking Blend made with stevia leaf extract and pure cane sugar.

Ama-Zing Iced Blended Latte & Super Green with a Zing Smoothie

Want to give Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener a try? You can use the store locator to find your favorite supermarket that carries Zing or you can order a free sample (and a coupon) here! Either way, you should give Zing a try—you won't regret the decision!

Ama-Zing Iced Blended Latte & Super Green with a Zing Smoothie

Not sure which recipe to try first? I've made my
favorite recipes into a printable so that you can always have these Zing-y recipes on hand! Click here to download and print it off!

Ama-Zing Iced Blended Latte & Super Green with a Zing Smoothie

Now that I've shared some of my favorite ways to satisfy my sweet tooth, I'd love how to hear what your "cravings" or food-related weakness is...? Do you think adding Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener to your daily routine could help your diet? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below, I can't wait to hear!

June 28, 2015

Take a Break & Go Naked To Achieve a Bikini Body + a Berry Milk & Cookies Mini Cheesecake Recipe #TryNakedJuice Giveaway

Take a Break & Go Naked for a Bikini Body + a Berry Milk & Cookies Mini Cheesecake Recipe #TryNakedJuice Giveaway

So I'll be the first to admit that I occasionally get a little lazy and after this whirlwind of a month I'm definitely feeling the need for a nice, long break from everything including cooking and cleaning. I'm almost convinced I should have been born into a rich family, with a maid to clean up after me and a chef to prepare healthy food for me... but alas, I was blessed with an awesome family, sans "the help". Luckily, I've learned to make due with my cleaning skills and found easy ways to get healthy food into my body without a chef in the picture.

Take a Break & Go Naked for a Bikini Body + a Berry Milk & Cookies Mini Cheesecake Recipe #TryNakedJuice Giveaway

Nearly every single day this summer I've been sipping on something that tastes like my own personal Chef made it: Naked Juices and Smoothies! With the combination of powerful flavors, no sugars or preservatives added, and the perfect amount of each nutritious ingredient in every single bottle, what more could I ask for?

Take a Break & Go Naked for a Bikini Body + a Berry Milk & Cookies Mini Cheesecake Recipe #TryNakedJuice Giveaway

I'm a happy girl even without my chef or maid. Plus, I've noticed since I've been choosing Naked Juice for breakfast or a snack, the results are paying off. My weight is getting lower and lower with all of the healthy food choices I'm making this summer and I'm so happy with my progress, it's amazing! I love that I'm able to enjoy something sinfully delicious while providing my immune system and body with the nutrients it craves in a healthy beverage daily without guilt!

Take a Break & Go Naked for a Bikini Body + a Berry Milk & Cookies Mini Cheesecake Recipe #TryNakedJuice Giveaway

With a deep tradition of tasty goodness that started way back in 1983, Naked Juice is committed to using the best ingredients available while packing as much of Mother Nature's colorful and delicious bounty into every single bottle.

Take a Break & Go Naked for a Bikini Body + a Berry Milk & Cookies Mini Cheesecake Recipe #TryNakedJuice Giveaway

Whether you're the type that just needs a break away from the day-to-day work hustle or a busy mama on the go, Naked Juice is the answer to getting all your fruits and veggies into your diet without having to take the time to slice, chop, blend, etc. So hey, if you don't have time or energy to prep and eat the foods your body craves, at least you can drink 'em without a worry!

Take a Break & Go Naked for a Bikini Body + a Berry Milk & Cookies Mini Cheesecake Recipe #TryNakedJuice Giveaway

I'm currently obsessed with the Berry Almond Nutmilk, it's the perfect blend of creamy and fruity with 26 blueberries, 8 blackberries, 2 raspberries, 1 strawberry, 24 almonds, 1 3/4 apples, and 1/3 banana! It packs a powerful punch of 11 grams of plant protein and it's gluten and dairy free and totally okay for vegans to indulge in! I actually made a tasty, healthy dessert with my Berry Almond Nutmilk, a healthy berry milk and cookies mini cheesecake if you will...

Take a Break & Go Naked for a Bikini Body + a Berry Milk & Cookies Mini Cheesecake Recipe #TryNakedJuice Giveaway

These tasty treats are super easy to make and only involve 3 ingredients! You'll need a bottle of Naked Berry Almond Nutmilk, a package of chocolate sandwich cookies, and about 3 tbsp of cream cheese.

Take a Break & Go Naked for a Bikini Body + a Berry Milk & Cookies Mini Cheesecake Recipe #TryNakedJuice Giveaway

Place the Naked Berry Almond Nutmilk and room temperature cream cheese into a blender and blend thoroughly. Once the mixture is blended, place cupcake liners into a silicone baking tray and a sandwich cookie in each liner. Pour the Naked Berry & cream cheese mixture over each cookie and freeze for at least 3-4 hours, or overnight. Serve once perfectly frozen!


Take a Break & Go Naked for a Bikini Body + a Berry Milk & Cookies Mini Cheesecake Recipe #TryNakedJuice Giveaway

I'm not just drinking the Berry Nut Milk Naked Juice and eating my berry milk and cookies mini cheesecakes, though. Naked Juice also recently came out with all kinds of other tasty and healthy flavors: Bright Beets, Chia Cherry Lime, Chia Sweet Peach, Proteins & Greens, and Kale Blazer, all of which are delicious in their own right! I highly recommend the Chia infused juices, they pack an extra punch of healthy and are so incredibly tasty!

Take a Break & Go Naked for a Bikini Body + a Berry Milk & Cookies Mini Cheesecake Recipe #TryNakedJuice Giveaway

I'd love to know, which Naked Juice do you want to try first? One lucky winner will receive a $15 Whole Foods gift card, just as a little treat from me to you...I want to buy at least one of my readers a few of these delicious juices! Use the giveaway form below to enter to win:

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

January 20, 2015

Drink Your Greens: A Collection of The Best Green Smoothie Recipes + The Green Machine - My Weight Loss Weapon Smoothie Recipe

As you all know (I've been bragging about it for a while now), I lost 20lbs in 2014... and I'm continuing on my weight loss journey in 2015. One thing I will continue to do this year is drink my greens! If I'm in a hurry I drink Evolution Fresh (learn more about these pre-made green juices) but most of the time I blend my own smoothies - I love mixing new flavors and trying new blends! So when Foodie asked me to create a collection of smoothies to share with my readers, I was all over the task!

You'll be astounded by how much spinach you can add into your smoothies without even being able to taste it... If you have never tried a green smoothie before, take my word for it - today should be the day you sip your greens AND once you try one, you'll quickly realize that green smoothies will change your life. I won't claim that drinking my greens is the reason I lost the weight I've lost but eating healthy plays a huge part in weight loss so obviously all of the spinach included in my smoothies didn't hurt!

Now before I share my collection, I wanted to create something super special for you guys. I've shared other smoothie recipes before, but I wanted to share one of the many smoothie blends I've been making since I started losing lbs! I named this little beauty "The Green Machine", because it's packed full of ingredients that help your body feel refreshed... and because let's be honest, it gets your digestive system going! I like to think of this smoothie as my weight loss weapon and if you drink one of these every morning I guarantee you'll lose weight too! So if you are looking to shed some lbs, whip up The Green Machine in your blender right now, and let me know what you think of this super nutrient rich blend!
The Green Machine

1 banana
1 cup mixed frozen fruit blend
1 cup rhubarb
2 1/2 cups (or more) spinach
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup frozen cherries

Combine Ingredients in blender, blend together on high speed, & Enjoy!

Now that I've shared my recipe, be sure to add it to your Foodie Collection and then check out the rest of these awesome green smoothie recipes in my collection! Grab a big ol' bag of spinach, a huge handful of kale, and your blender and let's get things mixing!

Check out Drink Your Greens: A Collection of The Best Green Smoothie Recipes
by Lauren Paints at

If you haven't become a member of foodie yet, now is the time to try it out! Check out my smoothie collection and sign up for a profile of your own!

October 19, 2014

Kooky Spooky Frankenstein Green Smoothie with Googly Eyes

I'm green smoothie obsessed and this smoothie is one of my favorites, partially because it makes me laugh every time I drink it... You can make a Kooky Spooky Green Smoothie of your own super easily.

Blend together: 1 banana, 2 cups baby kale, 2 cups baby spinach, 3/4 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup rhubarb, and 1 cup mixed frozen fruit blend.

Top this super sweet smoothie off with 2 fairly thin slices of banana and two chocolate chips for the perfect googly eyes and add a cashew for a cute little smiling mouth.

You've created a monster...IT'S ALIVE!

Not really, but it's a yummy smoothie with a cute little green Frankenstein face sure to make you happy while sipping. This kooky Halloween smoothie is a treat for "kids" of all ages, no tricks - it really tastes delicious! Plus, the green veggie boost is great for so  many reasons!

October 8, 2014

Sweet Greens Smoothie Recipe

I just have to share this super sweet green smoothie recipe with everyone!
This yummy concoction is easy to make and if you just aren't feeling a salad today, this is the perfect way to get your greens in! You'll fall in love with the the sweet fruity flavors masking the healthy spinach, kale, and carrots!

1 cup cherries, frozen
3/4 cup carrots, chopped
2 hefty handfuls of kale
2 hefty handfuls of baby spinach
(I used a baby spinach blend that included baby kale and bok choy - delicious!)
1 cup strawberries
1 banana
1/2 cup almond milk

I suggest you go ahead and blend the cherries, carrots, kale, and almond milk first - allowing them to really liquefy. Then add in the spinach blend, strawberries, and banana and continue to blend.

Sip & Enjoy! 

This smoothie is SO delicious and you are sneaking in SO many servings of fruit and veggies, 
I promise you'll fall in love with this sweet green smoothie recipe.

October 2, 2014

Health Blast Green Smoothie Recipe

Combine in blender:

1/6 of a green apple
1 1/2 cups strawberries
1 banana
1 cup coconut milk
LOTS of spinach (1 1/2+cups)
LOTS of kale (1 1/2+ cups)
1/2 8oz container fat-free yogurt of your choice

Blend & Enjoy!

I'm obsessed with green smoothies, officially and this recipe is bound to make even the pickiest eater enjoy their greens.  Be sure to buy organic, it just tastes better!

September 12, 2014

#EveryBodyYoga Day 12 - Mountain Pose + Peaches & Green Smoothie Recipe

Day Twelve of the
#EveryBodyYoga Challenge

Day 12 - Mountain Pose - EveryBodyYoga Challenege and a green smoothie recipe
Mountain Pose

Although this pose seems effortless, Mountain Pose is wonderful for improving your posture and alignment, toning the spinal nerves, and creating a sense of awareness through out the body. It can be used as a resting pose or a preparatory pose for almost any standing asana. I suggest practicing
mountain pose throughout the day whenever you feel a need for centering. I decided to wake up early and take my picture and sunrise - such a serene and peaceful time to go out into the world and practice yoga - one of my favorite ways to start my days... Anyways, getting into mountain pose may seem fairly obvious, but here are a few pointers:

 Stand with the feet hip-width apart. Keep your arms down with your fingers extended and triceps firm. Check to make sure your feet are facing straight ahead. Balance your stance. Slightly engage the lower belly while lifting the heart and the crown of the head. Draw your shoulder blades down slightly toward your waist and just slightly draw them together. Let your attention rest on your breathing. 

Since today is such a fun and easy pose, I decided to share a fun and easy green smoothie recipe too.
This smoothie is PACKED full of greens, which are so very important in our everyday diet! Plus, this is the perfect way to start your day, everyday - healthy and delicious green smoothies for everybody!

Day 12 - Mountain Pose - EveryBodyYoga Challenege and a green smoothie recipe

Peaches & Green Smoothie Ingredients:
1 peach, pitted
2 cups spinach
2 1/2 cups kale
1/2 cup canned pineapple {I sadly didn't have any fresh}
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 green apple

Place all ingredients in blender and mix - it's that easy and it tastes so good!

Day 12 - Mountain Pose - EveryBodyYoga Challenege and a green smoothie recipe

August 7, 2014

Sip & Feel Incredible: Evolution Fresh - a delicious, refreshing bottled juice

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Millennial Central for Evolution Fresh. I received coupons for Evolution Fresh juices to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Evolution Fresh is just different, in a really delicious and healthy way. They offer a variety of juices to satisfy even the pickiest eater's taste while staying true to their roots; a fresh picked orange from the founders back yard started Evolution Fresh! Now-a-days, Evolution Fresh buys most of their produce locally, while offering non-GMO products, and organic varieties of some of their juices as well.  As you all know I'm on a mission this year to get fit and Evolution Fresh is a great way to stay on track... After all, a fit body is made in the kitchen - or in this case, a "juicery".

Evolution Fresh peels, presses, and squeezes raw fruits and veggies to make their drinks irresistibly tasty. After chilling, blending, and bottling Evolution Fresh cold presses their juices using a technique referred to as high pressure processing, which helps the flavors and ingredients stay fresh! Although these babies aren't considered "raw", they are made from raw fruits and veggies, allowing for a satisfying and hydrating beverage!


This summer in Florida has been a scorcher, temps on the rise and the humidity through the roof -  especially while visiting the beach. I always try to have water on hand to stay hydrated but some days I just need something different, something healthy, something that has some flavor to it... Luckily, I found Evolution Fresh - a refreshing blend of fruits and veggies fused together to make phenomenal juices that are good for you! Evolution Fresh helps me stay healthy, cool, and hydrated even on the hottest of days!

The first Evolution Fresh beverage I tried was their Organic Strawberry Lemonade, I actually opened this flavor inside of Whole Foods, embarrassingly enough I just couldn't wait to get a taste. Plus, I had just finished yoga on the beach, so I have an excuse! I loved it the second I tried it, the Organic Strawberry Lemonade is tangy and sweet, the perfect combination. It's packed full of vitamin C. Hubby and I were passing it back and forth while we browsed through Whole Foods to do our shopping and decided we needed to grab another on our way out! It's that good!

The next flavor I tried was the Essential Greens with Lime, think of every green mixed together - it's ridiculously tasty, it just wasn't for me... So I added it into a green smoothie recipe I use regularly and made an Extra Green Smoothie! I normally use almond milk or water which leave my smoothies with a funky taste, I'm so glad I tried using the Essential greens with Lime, it compliments my current smoothie recipe like no other - I'm obsessed! With so many greens in one smoothie, how could I not be? I was left feeling satisfied and extremely healthy, which means this smoothie is definitely a repeat in our home!

Want to make your own EXTRA Green Smoothie?

The recipe is super simple: 
I use about 1/2 of the Essential Greens with Lime, 2-3 handfuls of additional spinach, 1/4 a large cucumber; chopped, 2 bananas, 10-15 strawberries, and a handful of blueberries! 

Blend and Enjoy!

Now get this, you aren't only getting the small amount of greens you added yourself... adding in the Evolution Fresh Essential Greens with Lime means your smoothie now contains additional cucumber and spinach, as well as celery, romaine lettuce, kale, lime, parsley, wheat grass, and clover sprouts!

Talk about an EXTRA Green Smoothie and the best part - it tastes INCREDIBLE!

I also had the opportunity to try the Pineapple Coconut Water, Super Green, Organic Sweet Burn, Organic V, and the Sweet Greens with Ginger.

The Pineapple Coconut water is a clean and refreshing blend, the perfect beach drink! I'm a huge fan of adding a tiny dash of coconut rum into it as well, if you feel so inclined. With only pineapple and coconut water on the ingredient list, these are so much healthier than other brands of coconut water I've seen on the market and so much tastier!

The Super Green is super rich with greens and tastes deliciously healthy. I loved how clean it tastes while still having a kick of sweetness. I enjoyed my juice with one of Evolution's Harvest bars, which are so healthy and scrumptious; Chalk full of seeds, nuts, and granola - making them a great, clean snack to pair with a juice! The Super Green juice includes orange juice, mango puree, apple juice, pineapple juice, raspberry puree, spirulina, chlorella, wheat grass, barley grass, and dulse! So good!

After the Organic Strawberry Lemonade, I didn't think I would like any of the other juices as much... Boy, was I wrong! The Organic Sweet Burn is the best morning drink I have ever tried. It's refreshing with a punch, the perfect wake-me-up blend featuring a dash of cayenne pepper as well as Organic coconut water and organic juices (apple, pineapple, beet, ginger, lemon)! Without getting my caffeine kick, the cayenne pepper helps keep me jazzed while sipping this - the perfect answer for those of us trying to ditch our coffee habit!

The Organic V is a fun blend, made from Organic juices - carrot, apple, celery, lemon, beet, spinach, lime, parsley, and ginger! The beet and carrot stand out the most to me in the juice but they are complimented nicely by the taste of the apple and the strong punch of tang the lime adds! I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the Organic V, the blend of the juices kind of scared me... but I'm glad I tried it, I would've been missing out on a delicious and healthy treat if I hadn't.

I tried the Sweet Greens with Ginger last and decided it's another great blend to mix into things - it's decent alone but mixing it into a homemade ice cream recipe sounded way more tempting than drinking it alone. I froze the Sweet Greens with Ginger into ice cubes, then mixed it with frozen bananas, and frozen raspberries to make a homemade fro-yo with my Swirlio. The taste was phenomenal and it was so easy to make! If you are looking fore more recipe ideas you can always check out The Almanac, which is full of great recipes and information about Evolution Fresh!

Who would have thought? Bottled juices like Evolution Fresh can be so healthy and maintain the delicious flavors of all of our favorite fruits and veggies. I hope that after reading about my love for these juices that you run into your nearest location and try one for yourself. If you give Evolution Fresh a try, be sure to comment and let me know what flavor you tried and what you think!

Stay connected with Evolution Fresh:
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September 4, 2013

Peanut Butter and Veggies Power Packed Smoothie : Sip + Feel Incredible Smoothie Series

This tasty smoothie is power packed with antioxidants, cancer preventing phytonutrients, and a family favorite that really makes it taste delicious- peanut butter! I love this smoothie because it is a great way to "trick" the non-veggie loving people (your hubby, child, friend, or yourself) into getting these important fruits and veggies in their diet without even realizing it! I'm not saying you should trick anyone into drinking this but if you did they would be thanking you later! 


The ingriedients list (for approximately 3 servings):

1 organic starfruit
1/2 organic medium cucumber
1 organic haas avocado
1/4 pound organic strawberries
1/4 pint organic blueberries
3 large leaves of cabbage
2 cups spinach
3 tbsp peanut butter
1/2 cup pineapple (and any juice from the pineapple)
1/2 cup to 1 cup of milk (I use almond milk) to bring the smoothie to your desired consistency

Here's a little more information about what you are really sipping down while enjoying this treat:

Starfruit is not only super cute and fun as a decoration (wish I would have remembered to save a piece to garnish my smoothie, instead I used pineapple!), it's also rich in antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C. You will be glad to know that this adorable munchie food is low in sugar, sodium, and acid and is also a potent source of both antioxidant and antimicrobial activities helping your body to function.

Cucumber is rich in phytonutrients, they provide us with valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits. These tasty little extras are kind of like my personal version of ice cubes in my smoothie. I like to store them near the back of the fridge so they are colder and chop them up into cube type shapes, the amount of moisture they add to the smoothie is perfect and they keep it at a cold temperature while having to run the blender for a while.

Avocado, as you probably already know, is an excellent source of healthful fats, but this whole food may also have other unique health benefits you weren't aware of . The main benefits obtained from this tasty green are assistance with weight management, controlling diabetes, and it also enhances your body’s absorption of important nutrients.

Strawberries are an incredibly tasty and unique combination of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, it's not surprising to learn that strawberries benefit your health in these major areas: cardiovascular support and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, improved regulation of blood sugar, with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, and prevention of certain cancer types including breast, cervical, colon, and esophageal cancer.

These tasty berries are healthy competition for nature's candy: the blueberry! These little blue fruits health benefits are literally through the roof. Blueberries are rich in phytonutrients. These phytonutrients function both as antioxidants and as anti-inflammatory compounds in the body, and they are responsible for many of the well-documented health benefits we get from regular consumption of blueberries. These health benefits include: Whole body antioxidant support, cardiovascular benefits, cognitive benefits, blood sugar benefits, eye health, and anti-cancer benefits.

Cabbage- With 475 studies examining the role of this cruciferous vegetable in cancer prevention (and in some cases, cancer treatment) it's safe to say that it is SUPER healthy and an important part of your diet. The uniqueness of cabbage in cancer prevention is due to the three different types of nutrient richness found in this widely enjoyed food. The three types are antioxidant richness, anti-inflammatory richness, and richness in glucosinolates. 

Spinach- We all know that Popeye made himself super strong by eating spinach, but you may be surprised to learn that he may also have been helping to protect himself against inflammatory problems, oxidative stress-related problems, cardiovascular problems, bone problems, and several different cancers at the same time.

Whipped Creamy Peanut Butter- Peanut butter offers a nutrient-rich addition to your smoothie. It has the health benefits of Fiber, Potassium, Healthy Fats, Protein and this particular kind of Whipped Peanut Butter also features less calories than your average PB! 

{I obtained most of my nutritional information from and Peter Pan's website.}

August 20, 2013

The BEST Green Smoothie Ever - a super simple recipe - Sip + Feel Incredible Smoothie Series

I'm trying to eat a bit healthier lately and have really started to LOVE smoothies.
I especially love "green smoothies" 
because they incorporate LOTS of veggies and fruits,
which we all need in our diets
and they taste so incredibly good -
What's not to love?!
Instead of having trouble forcing myself to eat handfuls of spinach or kale raw everyday,
trying to convince myself that I love raw celery... etc.
I've found that sipping them blended together through a straw is
not only DELICIOUS but super easy to prepare!

The recipe I'm sharing today is for one of the many Green Smoothie recipes I make regularly.
(If you like this recipe, please comment and I'll definitely share more scrumptious smoothie recipes!)

 You'll need a knife, cutting board, and a blender.


2 organic bananas
1/2 pint of organic blueberries
1 large organic cucumber
1-2 cups freshly cut organic pineapple
1/4 pound organic strawberries
1/2 pound organic spinach {I use half the "clam shell"}
1/2 cup almond milk

Now the super simple part:
                            Place in blender. 
                Blend til completely smooth 
                                 (add water or more almond milk if needed). 
Sip + Feel incredible!