What happens when you pair a health-conscious, vegan mother of two who has her own diet business with a husband and children who sometimes have other ideas? This blog is a chronicle of my journey to eat and live in a life-affirming way!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Creamy Chocolate Banana Green Smoothie and the Braces Come Off!

Today is a day to celebrate! My older son, Oliver, is getting his braces off today! Yipee!!! I was so excited I decided to take before and after shots.



I also decided to make my creamy, dreamy Chocolate Banana Green Smoothie for us all this morning to celebrate. Nothing like starting your day with something healthy and dessert-worthy delicious!

Chocolate Banana Green Smoothie
3 cups almond milk
3 handfuls of raw spinach (I used a little over a 1/2 of the box)
2 frozen bananas (if you don't have them frozen then just used bananas and a few ice cubes!)
3 scoops Sun Warrior Chocolate Protein Powder

Blend in your blender until smooth and enjoy!

This smoothy has a whopping 17 grams of protein per serving, tons of iron, calcium, potassium, antioxidants and live-enzymes, and is an amazing way to start your day!

Sadly to say, and I am even embarrased to admit it but my daughter...gasp.... hates fruit. I means hates the smell, consistency, everything about it. So, for her, instead of bananas, I opted for ice cubes and a bit of coconut butter! My daughter calls this her "salad in a glass" and, no matter what they eat during their day, I know that they have left the house powered up for their day!

We were running a bit late this morning so placed them in these nifty to-go cups we got at Starbucks, and
we all left the house happy and fueled for our days!


  1. Oh how I remember that day when I got my braces off! Great day haha Smoothie looks great; I still have not tried the chocolate flavored rice protein I need to though!

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  2. Look how happy Oliver was after he got his braces off! What a trouper he's been throughout the whole process of wearing them. I do hope they've been very effective and that he's happier now. Has he been made to wear retainers to make the effects last?

    - Kristal Byrnes