I have never been a smoothie person.
This is particularly true when it comes to green smoothies - I am perpetually terrified of them. Usually, they either taste like:
- An overly fruity-sweet-gooey attempt to drown out the green flavors
Basically, not anything I want to ingest. Here’s the thing - I am a huge foodie (read - food snob). I wholeheartedly believe in eating what makes me feel good - this means both in the moment, i.e. taste, mouth-feel, experience, etc, as well as in the long run, i.e. what will make me thrive, body mind and soul (kinda corny, I know.) I am not willing to compromise on either, and hence 99.9% of green smoothies out there have just not made the cut.
Over the years, as I have developed my palette and become more adventurous with what I eat, I have tried hundreds of green smoothies trying to find one I can love. It’s been a long search, but I can finally say that the search is over.
(side note - how cool is it that our taste buds are constantly creating new pathways and actually adapt to the way we eat?? You can actually train your taste receptor cells to become more - or less- sensitive to certain flavors. An infinite number of ways to taste food. Blows my mind!)
Introducing the Green Dream Smoothie.
This is an epic smoothie that actually embodies its name. It is literally a dream. A creamy, dreamy, deep green smoothie jam packed with healthy fats, antioxidants, fiber, and complete plant based proteins. What is it not packed with? Grass taste, seaweed taste, and fruit! (seriously - how hard is it to find a green smoothie recipe without bananas or fruit?! I’m all for healthy fruit consumption, but drinking a huge glass full of liquid sugar is not going to set you up for success. Just saying.)
The Green Dream Smoothie
Serves: 2 // Prep time: 5 min
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp bee pollen (powder or pellets)
2 tbsp spirulina
2 cups of coconut milk
2 cups of ice
1-2 handfuls of greens (spinach, kale, etc.)
To SUPERCHARGE: 2 tbsp Synchro Gold
Chop up the greens
Stick everything in a blender and blend until thick and creamy.
Indulge your creative side and decorate the top with any extras.
Share this recipe with your friends 😃
This smoothie is packed with all of the healthy fats, plant based proteins, and soluble and insoluble fibers I could fit into one glass to set you up for an energy filled, hunger free day!
About the Author: Sandra is a health and lifestyle coach, human biologist, certified yoga instructor, and founder of the Sunspiced Life, a lifestyle platform dedicated to helping you travel big, live well, and eat clean. She is also Synchro's Customer Service Lead. Follow her on Instagram @sunspicedlife for a taste of just how extraordinary life can be.