Super Quick Green Smoothie

20140220-142602.jpg Now that I'm preggers and am hopping on the subway in the morning sans coffee (okay, I cheat every once in a while), I've found an energizing and delicious substitute.

I've got to admit, I always liked the idea of smoothies, but didn't like all of the prep-work and cleaning-up afterwords, so I pretty much avoided making them because it took too much effort.

This recipe, I'm proud to guarantee, will take no longer than brewing a cup of coffee.

Not only is this smoothie packed full of anti-oxidants, fiber, iron, calcium, potassium and Omega 3's, it's energizing (thanks to the chia) and delicious.

Here's what you'll need:

1 banana

1 cup spinach

1 tablespoon ground chia seed

1 tablespoon ground flax seed

1 teaspoon cod liver oil

cinnamon (just a sprinkle)

1 1/2 cups orange juice or orange juice blend (my favorite is orange, strawberry, banana)


Here's what to do:

1) Throw everything into your blender.


2) Blend. If you have a smoothie setting, now's the time to use it.


3) Pour and enjoy


* To clean up quickly, I immediately rinse my blender, add hot water and dish soap, press blend for a few seconds. Rub a sponge along the inside (after the blades have stopped spinning- of course), rinse and I'm ready for tomorrows smoothie!

So quick, so easy, so healthy and so very delicious!