so, i've given up caffeine and any alcohol for the time being. you know when you get into patterns and rhythms that you're not at all present in? like the couple glasses of wine that make me feel crappy in the morning, and my morning coffee ritual that leaves my heart racing and generally dizzy. that's basically what i had been feeling for the past few months, and so i resolved to make a change this year and hopefully gain a new perspective. i'm very much a creature of habit and routine, so replacing some of my go-to libations has taken some navigating. making drinks fun, exciting, vibrant, and perhaps healthy has been my ultimate goal. you may have noticed the amount of sipping-inspired recipes i've shared lately: there was this probiotic fresca, last week's hot chocolate with all the high vibes; and this week's recipe: a hearty, raw buckwheat green smoothie jar that's packed and convenient enough for a portable breakfast, or post-workout meal.
but before i get into all the awesome stuff loaded into this jar, i'm super excited to tell you about the year-long partnership with naked juice! i'm really delighted to bring you all the vitamins-in-liquid-form recipes throughout the coming year!
kale blazer is one of their new juices, and it's been the lazy side of my brain's best friend. on days when i don't have fresh greens in my fridge, or the days i'm way too lazy to even wash greens (#reallifetalk), i add kale blazer to make up for the liquid and greens portion of my smoothie/juice, and it's fantastic since it mostly contains kale and spinach. between breakfast and lunch i always, always have to munch on a snack - it's what makes the difference between chill me, and hangry me. but on days that i do an intense workout or (for some inexplicable reason) am hungrier than i normally am, i add in some soaked, raw buckwheat, or if i'm in a pinch raw oats, just to fill the smoothie out a bit and add a smooth, creamy texture. the banana and almond butter here add more creamy texture, some sweetness, and a bit of healthy fat. while the chia and hemp seeds offer mega plant-y protein ;)
hugs + green love, xo!
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raw buckwheat green smoothie jars
feel free to swap the almond butter for another nut butter (however, i'm not sure peanut butter would be the best here), and like i mentioned raw oats or soaked oats can be subbed for the raw buckwheat groats. chlorella just adds a vibrant color and good amount of nutrients: chlorophyll, amino acids, iron, calcium, etc., but isn't totally essential to the flavor of the smoothie if you don't have it on hand.
| serves 1-2 |
- 1/2 cup buckwheat groats, soaked overnight
- 1 cup Naked Kale Blazer
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chlorella
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
- ice (optional)
- sliced mango (shown)
- passion fruit (shown)
- bee pollen (shown)
- toasted buckwheat groats
- toasted coconut chips
- extra chia and/or hemp seeds
- soak the buckwheat overnight, the next morning drain and rinse thoroughly. to a high speed blender, add the soaked groats, kale blazer, banana, almond butter, hemp seeds, chia seeds, chlorella, maple syrup, and a couple pieces of ice (if using). blend on high for 1 minute, until buckwheat is broken down and smoothie is light green, creamy, and frothy.
- divide between 1-2 jars (depending on size) or 2 glasses/bowls. top with mango, passion fruit seeds, and bee pollen.