Recovery Smoothie, anyone?

recovery smoothie

I can’t even believe it… it has been one year since the Lean.Green.Kitchen blog launched. I remember the excitement, the gripping fear, the hopefulness all whirling around as I clicked “Publish” for the first time. It was awesome. I eased into the first post with a celebratory Pom Orange Spritzer recipe and smiled most of the day.

Now here we are a year later and I am much higher (though nowhere near the top) on the blogging learning curve. I have given this blog over 1,000 hours of my time – blood, sweat and tears included. My strengths and weaknesses are bared out for all to see on this site, for I have been authentic through the entire process.

So a celebratory spritzer sounds good right about now, but it’s not an authentic representation of where this blog is today. We are in the thick of it. Much work has been done and much more work is before us. It’s time for a recovery smoothie. Something to replenish nutrients lost through good old-fashioned work, and to power us up for all that remains ahead of us.

Recovery Smoothie

Recipe: Recovery Smoothie


  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup plain kefir or yogurt (dairy or non dairy both work)
  • 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 T aloe vera juice (optional)
  • 1 handful spinach (optional)
  • 25 drops liquid B complex (optional)
  • 1 t green powder (optional, I use Vitamineral Green)

Recovery Smoothie Ingredients


  1. Blend together until smooth. Adjust the thickness to your personal taste by using more or less coconut water.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1 (very thirsty person) or 2 (somewhat thirsty people)

I drink this smoothie 5 or 6 days a week, especially after hot yoga classes, stressful situations, and working in the yard. It also makes a wonderful breakfast that powers me through without hunger until lunch and is a beautiful food for anyone fighting off or recovering from illness. With probiotics, great fats, electrolytes and super foods, this smoothie is a healthy gift you can give yourself today. And that’s reason to truly celebrate!

Happy Blogoversary to the Lean.Green.Kitchen community. Let’s keep this up, shall we?

Recovery Smoothie


Anyone remember this bench from the first blog post?

pom spritzer  Here it is! The Pom Spritzer recipe is just a click away.

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8 thoughts on “Recovery Smoothie, anyone?

  1. HaPpY Happy Blogoversary ! I have really enjoyed your blog over the year…may your next year Be even more successful.

  2. Happy, Happy Blogoversary Jenn! Love your openness and passion for all things healthy, and your willingness to share. Congratulations on reaching 500+ likes within the year. Here you go…..wheeeeeeeeeeee!

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