Hawaii-Dreaming Green Smoothie
By JENNIFER CASSETTA
Every time I make myself this delicious, healthy smoothie, my mind is transported back to the Hawaiian island of Kauai. This lush green island’s cuisine is packed with flavors of coconut and pineapples, just like this smoothie.
This breakfast-in-a-glass contains enough calories, protein and fiber to start your day and keep your blood sugars balanced until lunch time. It’s also the perfect way to get more greens into your diet, your kid’s diet, and/or your partner’s diet in a sneaky way. Kale is great source of Vitamin A, C, K, calcium and magnesium packed with a dose of fiber (5 grams per cup).
Protein: 7 grams
1 cup kale, chopped
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
3/4 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 frozen banana
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp shredded coconut for topping
Optional: Add up to 1/2 cup of additional coconut milk or water, depending on your preference of the thickness of your smoothie.
1. Add all of the ingredients into your blender, and blend until smooth.
2. Add shredded coconut on top for garnish.
Jennifer Cassetta is a third degree black belt, clinical nutritionist and personal trainer. She loves kale, chocolate and wine. She loves to punch, kick, lift weights, meditate, and dress up in stilettos. She empowers people to be strong, safe and sexy through nutrition, fitness and self-defense, and you can read more at www.jennifercassetta.com.