Rise & Shine Green Smoothie

Rise & Shine Green Smoothie

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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We all know the importance of a healthy breakfasts, but what if you're not an 'egg & veggie' type of a breakfast person. What if you're not a breakfast person at all? Enter the breakfast smoothie! It's a great option for those who just can't stomach solid foods in the morning or prefer to start their day with something on the sweeter side. And, best of all, allows us to pack in loads of nutrient-dense foods, such as veggies, seeds and healthy fats. I also love breakfast smoothies because they are quick and easy to make, you can even batch prep your ingredients and store them in individual serving bags - all you have to do is pop them in your blender in the mornings.

Tips: Feel free to experiment with different fruit & veg combinations. The key thing is to make sure your smoothie includes: protein (e.g. nuts, seeds, beans, collagen or protein powder), fats (nuts or seeds butters, coconut or MCT oil, etc.), veggies (frozen cauliflower and baby spinach are great for beginners), and a liquid for hydration (e.g. nut milk, water or herbal tea). Add a small amount of fruit for sweetness and some herbs or spices for extra flavour!


  • 2 stalks celery
  • ½ cup broccoli florets
  • 2 small cucumbers
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup (or more) water
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 2-3 sprigs parsley
  • 2-3 sprigs cilantro (coriander)
  • 1 tbsp collagen powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)


  1. Chop celery, broccoli and cucumber.
  2. Place spinach, broccoli and water in blender, blend on high for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Add cucumber and celery (and more water if needed), blend on high for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Add banana, fresh herbs, collagen powder, coconut oil, tahini, cinnamon and maple syrup if using, blend on high for 10 seconds.
  5. Pour in your favourite glass and enjoy the green goodness!


Per Serving: 237 calories; 11.4g fat; 25.4g carbohydrates; 7.3g protein; 6g Fibre; 205% DV for vitamin K; 162% DV for vitamin A; 51% DV for manganese; 41% DV for vitamin C; 39% DV for potassium.

Nutrients, Nutrition


If you know me well, you probably know that I ❤️ magnesium! I love to use it for anything – from muscle soreness to headaches and anxiety… it is my miracle mineral 😁

I mean magnesium has over 300 functions in the human body, isn’t that Impressive?! Some of these include:

  • Cofactor for hundreds of enzymes 
  • Energy production
  • DNA and protein synthesis
  • Cell membrane structures
  • Bone health & structure
  • Glutathione (antioxidant) synthesis
  • Blood glucose and pressure regulation
  • Cell signalling
  • Wound healing
  • Muscle & nerve function

And yet many populations around the world do not meet the recommended daily intake according to research statistics. Luckily, magnesium is found in many whole foods, especially in:

  1. Brazil nuts
  2. Oat bran
  3. Brown rice
  4. Cashews
  5. Mackerel
  6. Spinach
  7. Almonds
  8. Swiss chard
  9. Beans

Deficiency in this mineral can produce wide-ranging signs & symptoms such as:

  • Muscle cramps
  • Fatigue & weakness
  • High blood pressure
  • Palpitations/irregular heart beat
  • Tremors, numbness & tingling
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Personality/behavioural changes

Zinc supplementation and high fibre intake may impair magnesium absorption, whereas the active form of vitamin D can increase it. When magnesium is low it can also lead to low calcium levels.

Always aim to get your nutrients from whole foods first!


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