Smoothie Day

smootieThis healthy, flavorful smoothie takes advantage of two wonderful seasonal ingredients in the Pacific Northwest- kale, and strawberries. Although it is not the time of year to eat local strawberries…you can buy them at the grocerie store.  I’ve decided to mix the strawberries in this smoothie with kale for a boost of nutrients, and a bit of earthy flavor. I used curly kale, but any kind will do. What a fantastic way to start the day!

Strawberry Kale Smoothie

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup kale, packed, stems removed
  • 1 cup cubed ice
  • 1 scoop neutral flavored protein powder (I use Vega)
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 cup almond milk

Blend all ingredients thoroughly in a blender. And then enjoy this yummy smoothie! (via eatingwell)

Have you tried this recipe before ? What is your favorite smoothie ?  Let me know in a comment below.



Warming Winter Beverages.

This is one of my favorite warming winter beverages. When cold weather hits, warm yourself with this delicious spiced hot chocolate.











All you need is :


  • 4 cups prepared hot cocoa with 2% milk or almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 cinnamon sticks


  1. Combine cocoa, nutmeg and chili powder. Pour into mugs and serve with a cinnamon stick.

4 servings

Active Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

This spiced hot chocolate will keep you warm. Do you have a favorite warming winter beverage ? I would love to hear from you.