superfood smoothie recipes and essentials | living the 80/20 rule

I’ve talked a lot about how as a family we try to live by the 80/20 rule, where 80% of the time we do our best to choose healthier options but the other 20% of the time…we just don’t.

I have commitment issues, I guess.
But also, I like food and makeup and living on the edge…(but just a little).
So 80/20 works well for me.

Except for those times when the 80% is actually UNhealthy options…
But that’s usually just one week out of the month, if you know what I mean.

That said, I wanted to share just a snippet of a day where we really tried to do our best to live out that 80/20 rule when it came to our eating. We ate out most of the day, since it was our first date alone in 6 months, but considering we did a 3 mile hike I feel like our food choices were actually pretty good.

In addition to that, I wanted to share where I’m most considered a foodie in our house, and that’s in the area of smoothies.
I’m obsessed.
I love them like candy and could literally drink one for every meal of the day.
I don’t.
But I could.


I’ll go through all this in the video and show you each and every essential and smoothie, but just in case you need a place of reference, let me share the details.

Okay, so first up, let’s talk about my Superfood Smoothie Essentials:

Vitamix | You guys, I have had a LOT of blenders in my life, and none have ever stolen my heart the way the Vitamix has. If you’re wondering if it’s worth the money, it is. Just go. Do it. You can thank me later.
Pinterest | This is where I really do get most of my recipe ideas for some of the tastiest smoothies I’ve made. And while you’re on there, make sure we’re following each other, will ya?

Dynamic Greens | This stuff is absolutely packed with a ton of superfood greens but the amazing thing is that it actually tastes really good! When I’m super lazy, I’ll just add it to a shaker cup of water and ice, and it still tastes so delicious.
Flaxseed | Fiber, Omega 3’s and even a dose of estrogen & antioxidants!
Chia Seeds | Fiber, Omega 3’s, Protein, B vitamins just to name a few, not to mention they’re incredibly filling.
Spirulina | Proteins, Amino Acids, Omega 3’s, Iron, and a ton ton ton of vitamins.
Maca Powder | Amino Acids, Vitamins B, C & E, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium and so much more.

Cute Smoothie Mason Cups | You actually DO need these. Not only are they cute, but they keep your hands from getting cold while you’re holding the cup. Cute and practical, what more do you need?

Frozen Fruit | This is self explanatory, I think.
Frozen Kale or Spinach | Freeze your veggie too, so they stay fresh longer! And switch up your greens each time, but make sure to always add at least one handful to every smoothie. It adds so much nutrition without changing the taste!

Organic Juice (not from concentrate)
Coconut Water
Coconut or Almond Milk
Organic Kefir Yogurt

Protein Powder | At the moment I’m using and loving the Fast Fuel Complete by Lifetime Fitness. I order online with their Auto Ship option, so I get a discount. It’s a Dairy Free plant based protein with a fruit/vegetable blend, fiber, digestive enzymes and probiotics. Yum. I’m pretty picky about protein powders, and this one actually tastes pretty good to me. I mean, it’s still protein powder, but one of the yummier healthier options I’ve tried.

For most of my smoothie ingredients, especially the superfood add ons, I always shop through Vitacost because I really have found them to have the best prices.

* Always first shop Vitacost through Ebates, Extrabux, or Top Cash Back to earn extra cash back off every order! I check them all first to see which is offering more cash back.

Vitacost | (earn $10 when you sign up!)
Ebates | (earn $5 when you sign up with this link)
Extrabux | (earn $5 when you sign up with this link)
TopCashBack | (earn $10 when you sign up with this link)

Okay, now for those two Smoothie Recipes I make most often.

Post Workout Creamy Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie 
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (45 calories)
1 handful of ice
1 frozen banana
1 scoop of Dynamic Greens

Superfood Tropical Smoothie (for 2)
1 cup of organic apple juice (not from concentrate)
1 cup of organic kefir yogurt (strawberry, raspberry, acai or vanilla)
1.5 cups of frozen kale or spinach
1.5 cups frozen pineapple
.5 cup frozen mixed tropical fruit
.5 cup frozen organic strawberries
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp maca powder


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  1. I need to get some of that Dynamic Green powder.

    Yikes – being a vegetarian, I cringe a little talking about feed cows their whole life :( Poor babies…

    I totally want to try your green smoothie. I bet it does taste very tropical!