Happy Valentine’s Day! My love of green has turned pink. Well, sorta!
I was feeling a bit pretty in pink and festive for today. I'm fueling up with this hug in a bowl for a #rideordie spin class at Ride PDX today. I’m so excited my love bug is coming with me!
Since my typical morning or pre-workout smoothies are different shades of green, I thought it was only appropriate to switch it up today. But, don't worry, this smoothie still has some sort of greens in it!
The vibrant color comes from raspberries and pitaya (dragon fruit), which you can find this frozen tasty fruit at Trader Joe's. If you haven't tried pitaya, it's really delicious and has a surprising number of phytonutrients. It's rich in antioxidants. They contain vitamin C, polyunsaturated (good) fatty acids, and several B vitamins for carbohydrate metabolism, as well as carotene and protein. What's not to love?
What You'll Need
A big handful of greens (baby kale, baby spinach, baby swiss chard)
1 frozen banana
50g raspberries, organic & forzen
12 ounces frozen Pitaya (Dragonfruit) puree or cubes
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup coconut water
40g oat bran
2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used this brand*)
1 banana, sliced into medallions
14 raw almonds
What You'll Need To Know
Add ingredients to a high-speed blend, blend serve in a bowl, sprinkle with topping, and enjoy!
* Use promo code 'valerie' at checkout for 40% off your order!
Recipe makes 2 servings