A Green Ginger Smoothie Plus a Tip for Nutrition on the Go!

A couple of weeks ago, I attended Yoga Journal Live in Hollywood, Fla. with my friend Megan from Designer Protein. Although she was flying in from California, it was just a drive for me, and since we’re both such smoothie geeks, I offered to bring my Vitamix along so we could make smoothies. You know, like you do. (You don’t? Well, you should.)

green ginger smoothie
Recipe is mine, photo is by Sunshine Protein.

Now, let me state for the record that lugging a heavy, high-powered blender along wasn’t the simplest task, but it gave me a chance to share one of my favorite recipes with her (and introduce her to the amazingness that comes along with just tossing a big hunk of fresh ginger in a smoothie — it’s like magic!).

hug by pool
A great foodie tip deserves a great big hug, right?

But I wasn’t the only one sharing delicious secrets! She had several individual-sized coconut waters, and on Saturday morning, before we headed out for our first of several yoga classes, she opened two of them, poured in a bunch of chia seeds, sealed them back up and tucked them away in the fridge for later.

Later that day, when we were munchy but didn’t want a full meal, we each grabbed one, poured in about half a scoop of vanilla Sunshine Protein powder, shook it all up and gulped it down (before I had a chance to take a picture, of course, but, you know, it really just looked like a container of coconut water — not so exciting anyway). It couldn’t have been easier or more satisfying, and it was totally tasty!

Kristen's Green Ginger Smoothie Recipe

Serves: 2

This green smoothie has so much flavor you won't believe it's hella nutritious, too!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Zico coconut water
  • 2 scoops Organic Sunshine Protein Powder (vanilla)
  • 1 cup packed spinach
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 inch whole ginger
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 apple, cored
  • 1 TB chia seeds
  • Pictured here sprinkled with chia seeds and hemp hearts.
Instructions
  1. Blend in a high speed blender and add ice if needed.

 

I’ll admit, I felt a little silly that, with as many times as I’ve added chia seeds to different liquids for a quick and healthy snack, it never occurred to me to make it work on the go with single-serving cartons of coconut water. But now? Oh, now, I know.

Do you have any healthy snack ideas that could be tweaked to work on the road? I’m reevaluating my whole arsenal now! Kristen

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