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Whole30 berry smoothie



The list of foods I’m not a fan of is three items strong: mushrooms, eggplant, and coconut water. Onions and tomatoes used to be on there as well, but what was I thinking? And now, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think I might have to remove coconut water as well.

It has always tasted like sweat to me, and anytime I see someone drinking it, I can’t help but make this face.  And yet here I am putting it in my smoothies because when you’re hungry and all you want is a chocolate croissant, you’ll try anything.


This berry-packed smoothie was the perfect snack to quench my sugar craving on Saturday (truly, I wanted to rip the cabinets off their hinges because all I wanted was a bite of chocolate) and was also a great breakfast on Sunday after a cycling class at 8:30 in the morning. Did I mention I had to run to class? Nothing like hitting the snooze button until 8:12.

And those of you who have been to a spin class know you cannot arrive late. The lights go off at the start and the music is so loud there is zero hope of getting help with your bike set up to fit your height. Needless to say I was panicked when I came to just 18 minutes before class. Somehow I got ready and there in fourteen minutes with four left to spare for help. And the best part of the morning was, then I had the farmer’s market and the nearby bookstore (almost) all to myself at 9:30 in the morning because who in their right mind is normally up and at em that early anyways!

I bought three books and an assortment of produce, and worked out all before 10:30 in the morning which is about three times as many things as I accomplished Saturday. I hope your weekend was equal parts restful and productive! And hopefully the next time around, berry smoothie-filled.


Grocery list

1 cup of frozen mixed berries

1 cup coconut water

1 banana

A handful of fresh berries (optional)

A splash of orange juice (optional)


Combine. Blend. Fin.


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