This Green Goji Berry Smoothie will give your body the nutrients and hydration it deserves with kale, goji berries, and coconut water. It requires only three ingredients and tastes great.
Do you ever feel like you just haven’t been taking good care of yourself? Your body is telling you to drink more water, eat more veggies and less gluten? There are so many ways my body tells me this; bloating, dry skin, lack of energy, sugar cravings, trouble sleeping and so on.
It’s green smoothie time. It’s hard to commit to a complete and 100% overhaul of your diet, like giving up dairy and gluten. But the small steps are the most important. Start with a small step and be focused on keeping up with it. It takes a long time to form a habit.
How about one green, veggie filled smoothie per day?
Could you do that?
That’s exactly what the bloggers at Simple Green Smoothies encourage and they say it can change your life. Hmm, not sure but willing to try. Their website is filled with gorgeous healthy smoothie recipes.
One beautiful green smoothie a day? Fill it with seasonal goodness. Swap out the goji berries for raspberries or strawberries. Whatever is in season. I know you can. Are you with me?
I’ve been drinking green smoothies for a long time and my one most important tip is to make sure it’s cold – add a few cubes of ice. It really makes the kale more palatable. Trust me, a room temperature green smoothie will make you stay away from them for life. This one has no sugar and is sweetened with goji berries and coconut water. It’s full of healthy green goodness and hydrates your body too.
If you want to learn more about the superfood status of goji berries check out this article on Greatist. Headline is they contain vitamin A, vitamin C, iron and fiber. Yes!
What better way can you think of to start your day? I usually eat this with eggs or something else containing protein. Or I have it in the late afternoon to keep me away from handfuls of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips. Sometimes I’ll drink one before bed because it’s a freebie. Better for me than ice cream!
Green Goji Berry Smoothie
- 2 cups kale torn from stem
- 2-3 tbsp goji berries
- 1 1/2 - 2 cups coconut water
- 3-4 cubes ice
- optional add-ins: chia seeds flax seeds or cocoa nibs
- Throw all ingredients into a blender and puree until combined.
- Pour into a glass, add a straw and be proud of yourself.