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Drink Up This Summertime Smoothie

Happy Weekend! Hope you’re all spoiling yourselves.

Recently Jake and I have been on a health spree in hopes of kicking my migraines to the curb [apparently my intense love for chocolate and carbs is not great for my brain]. We’ve been working with nutritionist Kelly Leveque on finding satisfying substitutes for snacks. This blueberry smoothie is one of our favorites!

The recipe is below. This makes a great midday snack, or a sufficient breakfast. It’s low on sugar and high in protein, which is so important. Kelly swears by including protein and fat in every meal, so keep that in mind when preparing food each day.

P.S. I wonder if you can add alcohol to this so it’s more weekend-appropriate?

Coconut Berry Smoothie:

2 cups almond milk

1/2 cup blueberries

Handful of spinach

1 TBSP chia seeds

1 TBSP coconut oil

1 TBSP shredded coconut (optional)

1 serving of vanilla protein

Topped with shredded coconut (optional)

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Step 1: Combine spinach and blueberries in a blender.

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Step 2: Add chia seeds, vanilla protein, coconut oil and shredded coconut.

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Step 3: Add the almond milk to the rest of the ingredients.

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Step 4: Blend all ingredients thoroughly. Enjoy!

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Photos by Annie Shak

You can check out more of Kelly onΒ Lauren’s Lyst with this amazing Walnut Butter!

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