Some of you who have read my "about me" section may know that my college major was Environmental Science, so I am very passionate about doing what we can to preserve the world that we have. When I started following the Nutritarian lifestyle, I did it for weight loss and my health. As time has passed, I have come to find that one of the best ways that you can care for the planet as well as your own health is by eating a whole foods, plant-based vegan diet that focuses on organic and local produce.
I have had the whole foods part down for a while, but now I am starting to focus more on where my food comes from and how it was grown. I buy organic when possible (available and financially reasonable), and have been striving to get more of my food from closer sources. I really can't wait for summertime when there is a farmer's market only 3 miles from my apartment, to which I plan to bike to and from. When I'm the one biking, and I get all of my energy from food that was grown in the sun, you can't get more solar powered than that!
I haven't featured a smoothie recipe in a while, so I thought Earth Day seemed like a great day to have a green smoothie that is full of nutrients and delicious!
Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1-2 servings
2 packed cups/large handfuls of organic spinach, washed
1/2 cup plant-based milk
1/2 cup ice cubes
1 frozen banana
2 dates, pitted
Juice from 1 lime, or about 1.5 Tbsp
2 Tbsp fresh mint
1.) Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender.
2.) Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
3.) Enjoy immediately.
This recipe packs quite a bunch of spinach, with the green taste masked deliciously with the lime and mint combo. Who needs a mojito with liquor when you can have greens?!