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My Favorite Smoothie

I had no idea how wonderful smoothies really can be. I’ve been chugging whey down the gullet since my weightlifting days. I worked at Planet Smoothie in college.  But not until I realized that I was hard-pressed to eat the kind of nutritional punch I could blend into one big cup…did I really start to love the smoothies.

Of course, Ilana gave me the start with the Green Smoothie from her Boost Plan. But I have been experimenting and trying new things over the last few months, and I have found THE smoothie that I love. And I wanted to share with you.

Things I love about this smoothie:

1) It tastes pretty darn good
2) It’s packed with good stuff (protein, fiber, vitamins!)
3) I literally feel amazing after I drink it.  Placebo or not… that’s the good stuff. Especially after a hard workout.

So, here’s the recipe for my favorite smoothie! (It makes a huge cup.)


SBM’s Favorite Smoothie
1 cup natural coconut water
7-8  frozen strawberries
1 small banana
1 tbsp. Chia seeds
1/2 tbsp. hemp seeds
Huge handful of raw, baby spinach
1 scoop KleanAthlete Isolate
1/2 or 1 packet of Truvia
Blend and enjoy. Add water or ice if needed. I find that the frozen berries act as ice cubes 🙂


I did a blog review of the Klean Athlete line awhile back, but I am now on my third container of the Isolate. I love love love the stuff.  Mostly, because it is completely allergen-free… it’s flavorless and without anything other than Whey Isolate.  Really good stuff.  Big fan because I am allergic to wheat, corn and soy—and it’s tough to find a good whey without a soy product or binder somewhere in it.

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  • Amy Thackeray

    March 26, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I’m hoping you will read this and can give me some suggestions. I have a chaffing problem with my stupid boobs. I used body glide (have for years religiously) but on my longer runs (8 miles or more) I chaff so bad from where my bra sits on my chest (the band around my chest) and then the underside of my boobs. I’m a 36-C and my boobs just won’t go away (I’m 5’10 & 155lbs-not exactly fat) I weight lift, run, bike, swim and am so frustrated. Any suggestions because the stinging, burning and rubbing from chaffing gets really old. Thanks!

  • Betsy

    March 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    My favorite smoothie-two huge handfuls of baby spinach, half a cup of skim milk and a frozen banana. Soooo, good, even my kids will drink it.


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