New Year’s Resolutions:


New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and with it comes all those resolutions that we state with such exuberance! I will lose those fifteen pounds that I said I would lose for last year’s resolution. I will get my sluggish body to the gym. I will give up my vice, you know, that one thing that is good for you one year and then gives you cancer the next, whether it’s sweets, coffee, or diet drinks. In current statistics, 45% of all people make resolutions for the new year, but only 8% succeed!  If you want to read the top ten New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 (which I imagine will be very similar for 2016) CLICK HERE.

What to put in a Green Smoothie

How to Eat Your Greens

As you may guess from the image above, one of my resolutions this next year is to eat or drink more greens in 2016. Growing up, I did not care much for vegetables, especially green ones like peas and green beans. In fact, green beans made me gag. I would spread the peas around my plate in hopes my mother would think I had eaten most of them, and I tried to feed the green beans to our dog under the table, but when she started gagging on them too, my mother caught on! I had to remain at the table until they were all gone. I clearly remember sitting there until bedtime before I literally gagged down the last one! The nice thing about a green smoothie is all the fruit. You can hide those greens, such as spinach, kale, or even green beans and mask the flavor with bananas, kiwi, tangerines, or strawberries.

Sliced Strawberries
Notice the beautiful heart shapes naturally formed on the inside of these strawberries!

Adding Power Ingredients to your smoothies

A few ingredients can really kick your smoothies up a notch. Add any or all of these to help boost your body & brain power!

  1. Coconut Oil- (Find out the benefits by clicking here)
  2. Spirulina- (One of my personal favorites- click here to find out why)
  3. Avocado- (It will make your smoothie really smooth! Click here to find out why)
  4. Chia Seeds (Click here to see why you should add these)
 avocado & Purple cabbage
Sliced mango, avocado and purple cabbage.

I enjoy experimenting with my smoothies. As long as there is a good fruit to vegetable ratio and it’s organic, I’m going to chug it down. I also prefer blending it all in a power blender rather than a juicer in order to benefit from the fiber. Whatever your New Year’s Resolutions are, I hope you will join me in saying “More Greens in 2016!”

Power Boosting Green Smoothie

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Dietary Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Vegan
It's easy to get your fill of daily vitamins with this power boosting green smoothie. Good for your body and your brain!


  • 1 Large Kale Leaf
  • 1/2 Medium Banana
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple Chunks
  • 2 Tangerine
  • 2 Kiwi (including skin)
  • 1/2 Medium Apple (any varietal)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spirulina
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Medium Avocado
  • 1 cup Spinach Leaves
  • 1 cup Crushed Ice
  • 1/4 cup water


Step 1
Place all ingredients in a high powered blender (preferably a Vita-Mix or Blendtec) and pulverize all ingredients for 1 minute or until smooth.



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