Go-To Green Smoothie

I dare you to swap your morning coffee and pastries for green smoothies for one week.  I know it may sound scary, but I have been amazed at how much more energized I feel having a green smoothie as my drink of choice for breakfast.  Depending on what you add (ex: nut butter or protein powder), it can also be a meal replacement. Starting my day with this delicious blend of fruits, veggies, and protein leaves me feeling refreshed, healthy, and balanced instead of jittery and starving by 10 am.  I hope you enjoy the recipe and I encourage you to swap out ingredients to find your own personal favorite combo!
Sarah’s Go-To Green Smoothie Recipe:
1.5 cups of Coconut Water (I’m loving Central Market’s Brand or Vita Coco)
1 cup of rinsed Kale leaves or Spinach
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen mango
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 dash of cinnamon
Blend on High and Enjoy! Note this will taste best if you have a high powered blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec.


Thanks for checking out Sarah in the South! I am excited to share my foodie adventures with you here where I will post my favorite recipes, restaurant reviews, travel lists, and healthy living tips. I am originally from Los Angeles and lived in New York for 6 years before moving to Houston in August of 2014. Besides the adjustment to the heat, I am loving the Southern lifestyle and trying a bunch of new foods for the first time (queso, kolaches, and Rodeo foods to name a few!) . I am constantly trying to find a balance between my love for delicious food while trying to  still fit into my skinny jeans.  I love green smoothies and going to the farmers market to find local organic produce.  I  joined Class Pass shortly after moving here which has been a great way to stay active and check out a bunch of cool workout studios in Htown.  My favorites include yoga, crossfit, rowing, and spinning. I have learned to love running and have completed 2 half marathons and a few 10ks.   Although I am based in Houston, I frequently travel to Austin, NYC, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and SF for work and for fun.  I look forward to sharing my favorite foods in each city with you.  I hope you will join along for the ride and I look forward to connecting with you! Feel free to reach out at any time, my email address is SarahInTheSouth@gmail.com.

Happy reading and eating 🙂  Sarah