Make it: My favorite smoothie

About a month ago, I shared my way-to-make coconut milk, which I continue to make a few times a week. It’s just so stinking easy (and super-delish). Especially when compared to making almond milk, which takes actual foresight (you have to plan to do it a few days in advance, because you need to soak the almonds before you can blend them).

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Anyway, coconut milk has become one of my very favorite things to make, because not only is it a no-brainer (seriously, I barely pay attention as I’m doing it, which is uber-helpful for this daydreamer), it’s put into daily use. I love it in my iced coffees, and I can’t have my morning smoothie without it.

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Want to make one like me? You won’t be sorry – it’s so tasty! First things first – gather your ingredients. Spinach, frozen blueberries, a banana, fresh ginger, coconut milk, and flaxseed. You could really make your smoothie with anything, and we do – I generally make one for Stefan with different fruits and no ginger and almond milk, but this has become my morning crack.

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I dump about 2 cups packed spinach into the blender. Add about an inch of peeled and sliced ginger root, depending on your ginger-love-levels…

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And a cup or so of frozen blueberries. We bought flats and flats of blueberries and froze them, and have plans to do many more flats next year.

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Add 2T of ground flaxseed (sometimes I add some shredded coconut, or chia seeds, or a handful of almonds).

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And coconut milk enough to hit at least the 8-ounce mark. Generally, I add enough to reach between 8-16 ounces on my blender pitcher.

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Make sure you get some of that lovely coconut oil that hardens on top if you’ve made your own coconut milk. It adds so much to the smoothie!

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Blend, blend, blend it up.

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And enjoy! My smoothies are generally between 24-32 ounces, and they carry me through some days until lunch (sometimes I’ll have a little snack mid-morning, but some days, this is all I need). It’s a great way to get lots of fruit and veggies, and it tastes oh, so good.

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Just ask this little savage. She helped me with my smoothie (after telling me she didn’t want one this morning).

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