This is one of our favorite go-to smoothies. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals. Substituting coconut water for regular water gives this — and you — a huge electrolyte blast. Great for beating that afternoon slump or replenishing after a workout!

Active time: 5 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes

2 cups coconut water

1/2 cup spinach

½ cup kale

2 frozen bananas, chopped into 1-inch pieces

2 Medjool dates, pitted

1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons flax seeds

2 teaspoons chia seeds

2 teaspoons hemp seeds

  1. In a heavy-duty blender, combine coconut water, spinach, kale, banana chunks, dates, ginger, cinnamon, flax, chia and hemp. Blend on high speed for about 1 minute or until smooth and creamy.

Makes 2 servings

Note: Chopping up ripe bananas and freezing them is the best way to achieve a delicious rich and creamy smoothie. (That’s our secret at Lettuce Love Café!)

Kelly Childs

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Kelly is the co-founder and co-owner (with her daughter Erinn) of the ever popular, Kelly's Bake Shoppe, where 1000's flock to on a weekly basis. She lives in downtown Burlington with her husband Ken. You can find Kelly developing new content and recipes, creating marketing content and building new business ideas with her daughter Erinn. They are now writing their 2nd cookbook that is due to come out in 2020.

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