HAPPY HOUR + WILD GINGER GREEN SMOOTHIE

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This is my new favourite green smoothie! If you’re a true-blue, high vibe nerd, maybe you go in phases with your green drinks too? Sometimes I like a more indulgent, mint chip sorta feel, while other times I’m happy to just have a little bit of fruit whizzed up with coconut water and a handful of whatever greens we have on hand. I usually keep the kale for salads, but I kinda like it combined with ginger in this vibrant sip. Plus the colour of it is literally glowing with goodness. I only happened on this combination because I made a porridge that was seriously inedible the other morning (that’s saying a lot for me), and then blended this up in a state of hangry-ness.

We’re going pretty deep into the chill zone this weekend. So far there’s plans to have a stroll and get a doughnut here. Plus some fun drinking and dancing times at my cousin’s wedding (good reason to bust out one of my favourite dresses). There will be porch hangs, and I’m gonna finish up some planting too. Low key living is life, ya know? A few links for you to check out below, too :)

Insight Timer is my new favourite app to help along with my meditation practice. Lots of free guided meditations and plenty of options for music/natural sounds if you’re into that.

A fast food restaurant that serves healthy meals made of local and organic ingredients, all for the price of roughly five dollars? Elon Musk’s brother is on it.

The world is a scary place, and sometimes you just need to watch frozen things get smashed into a million pieces.

DIY all the crucial components to any Chipotle meal so that you never, ever have to leave the house.

We should obviously respect 10,000 hour specialists, but maybe don’t idolize them. What if your interests/strengths don’t fall into one specialization? Embrace and work on all of your moving parts.

Quitting your job to pursue your passion is bullshit.

“All trends are, in a sense, bubbles.” La Croix sparkling water is my everything in the summertime (coconut and cran-raspberry are my favourites). Also I think I might need this shirt.

You guys know that I’m totally down for bacteria and plant-based fiber. Listened to this older episode of the Rich Roll podcast the other day and loved it so much.

This oil pulling and tongue scraping infographic!

Some excellent quote-ables and a preview of a book I CANNOT wait to read. On success: “Find a new benchmark, a new standard, to hold yourself against. Emphasize the craft and the journey, not the result. You don’t want to get too hung up over a poor result, and similarly you don’t want to get too satisfied with a good one.”

Make sacred space on Sunday for an abundant week. GET IT.

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WILD GINGER GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE
Print the recipe here!
SERVES: 1
NOTES: Feel free to substitute the frozen pineapple with mango or peaches when they become available! Also, I can imagine a milder green (like baby spinach) would make this taste even better ;)

1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I like this one)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from 1 small lime)
1/2 cup chopped kale, packed
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 ripe banana, frozen
2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

OPTIONAL ADD-INS:
plant-based vanilla protein powder
greens powder of your choice (I like this one)

In an upright blender, combine the coconut water, non-dairy milk, lime juice, kale, pineapple, banana, and ginger. Blend on high for a full minute, or until totally smooth. Enjoy immediately!

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  • valentina | sweet kabocha25/06/2016 - 6:25 am

    I’m not a smoothie lover, but this one is really worth to try!
    Ps : so cool the oil-pulling infographic ^_^ReplyCancel

  • Pia25/06/2016 - 7:17 am

    If you ask me, chill time and keeping it low-key sounds pretty fine, especially in the company of good people :) Also, thank you again for some very interesting links, a certain someone has gotta get reading now…
    Have a great weekend, Laura!ReplyCancel

    • Shilpa25/06/2016 - 8:26 am

      This smooothie looks perfect for this HOT weather we are having.
      Thanks again for the awesome links. I love Beechwood doughnuts. Thanks for reminding me to get their ASAPReplyCancel

  • Kate25/06/2016 - 8:41 am

    Sounds delicious! The only drag thing you have to have lying around is the kale! I’m definitely going to make this!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah | Well and Full25/06/2016 - 10:32 am

    That article about quitting your job and pursuing your passion is great. When I first read the title I was kind of skeptical, but the article really put things in a new perspective for me. You DO have to have incredible privilege to just go off and purse your passion instead of sticking with a safer, full-time job that may not be as meaningful. I never really thought of it that way though. So I’m really glad you linked to this article today.ReplyCancel

    • Laura27/06/2016 - 12:20 pm

      Happy that you enjoyed it and gained some perspective with that one, Sarah! :) :)
      xo LReplyCancel

  • Aubrey25/06/2016 - 9:45 pm

    Looks like a delicious way to get ginger in!:-)ReplyCancel

  • Izzy Bruning26/06/2016 - 1:14 pm
  • Elizabeth26/06/2016 - 7:14 pm

    Love your blog! Where do you find La Croix in Canada?ReplyCancel

    • Laura27/06/2016 - 12:18 pm

      Hey Elizabeth! I live right by a US border crossing, so I make the trip over to get it and a few other things ;)
      -LReplyCancel

  • Lisa Valinsky27/06/2016 - 1:34 pm

    Thanks for the reminder to add coconut water to my smoothies! I’ve been on a coconut milk kick lately, but could definitely change things up a bit.

    Also, loved that La Croix article. They always have the best flavors. :)ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Snyder28/06/2016 - 12:28 am

    This is totally a drink I crave, and since getting a Vitamix I haven’t made a truly green smoothie yet – this may be my first ;). And that slowly smashing frozen things? Love. Its like next level stress bass squeezing ;). Hope your weekend was soo chill + fun at the wedding! xxReplyCancel

  • Elenore Bendel Zahn28/06/2016 - 5:19 pm

    I am officially in love with the gorgeous picture in this post. I think these happy hour posts are SO amazing, Laura and even though all of my days are really crazy full on I still smile when I get that email from you during the weekend. When I’m lucky I get to sneak off for a lil’ while and read it on my phone. However, I hate writing comments on my phone so here I am a couple of days later. Ok. You’re awesome. Love you. Bye :)ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra29/06/2016 - 7:45 am

    Pineapple + ginger in the summer is basically the best combo ever for summer. Looks so refreshing :)ReplyCancel

  • Sophie29/06/2016 - 8:15 am

    I’ve been listening to the Live Dirty, Eat Clean podcast in the car, doing chores, etc. If I weren’t already on the probiotic, plant-based train, my mind would be MORE blown by what Robynne has to say about the micro-biome. She’s so awesome. I’m some of my family to listen. My brother is currently in the hospital for pancreatitis onset by alcoholism. This brings a new perspective on what is happening to hit gut.ReplyCancel

  • Lavues29/06/2016 - 1:15 pm

    Lovely healthy smoothie for the week!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie02/07/2016 - 12:29 pm

    The links you provided below are amazing! Now I can do Chipotle at home, haha! I also love this deliciously refreshing smoothie! Ginger in a beverage is so tasty!ReplyCancel

  • sarah13/10/2016 - 9:36 pm

    Hi, such a beautiful recipe and pictures!!
    I was wondering where the jar was coming from? love those jars!!!ReplyCancel

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