green kiwi smoothie and holiday talk (vegan, dairy free, no added sugar, nut free)
One of the things I love about eating a low added sugar, plant-based diet is how much lighter it makes me feel on the inside.
I can’t remember the last time I walked away from a meal feeling sluggish and…blah. About the only time that happens is if I step outside my nutrition plan. While I do make occasional exceptions for this, after several years of eating a plant-based, diet I’m naturally motivated to stay on track because my body lets me know it is not. happy. when I don’t. (If you haven’t reached that sweet spot yet and want to, contact me here and we can talk about how, as a coach, I can help you with that).
Cue the holidays.
It’s a hard time of year, right? Especially if you’ve made a commitment to change your diet or stick to the one you’ve been on. Suddenly you’re faced with several weeks of get togethers, parties and dinners filled with decadent, indulgent foods which typically don’t exactly fit in the “good for you” category, plus an onslaught of desserts that pop up everywhere. Even eating a 100% plant-based diet doesn’t automatically mean you’re immune.
So, what to do?
While I can’t answer that for you specifically, I can tell you what’s worked for me for almost five years now. Happy dance. I’m sharing my secrets here in my “Holiday Survival Hacks for Healthy Eating” guide.
And for one of those tips, you’ll want this recipe for my green kiwi smoothie. It’s refreshing, quick and easy to make with only three ingredients. Now, that’s a cause for celebration!
Simple to make and so refreshing with only three whole foods ingredients.
- 4 kiwis, per person
- 1/4 just-ripe banana
- small handful organic spinach, destemmed
Peel two of the kiwis, slice and place in the freezer. Do the same for the banana. Let freeze for 30 minutes to one hour.
Remove kiwis and banana from the freezer and add to a blender along with the remaining kiwis and spinach. Blend until smooth and all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Consume immediately.