Green Warrior Protein Smoothie

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I can’t say that I felt much like a warrior during my first trimester. I did look and feel a little green though! I was cruising along feeling fine until week 6 came along and then I discovered that pregnancy hormones are no joke. All day nausea and extreme fatigue hit me like a ton of bricks. The fatigue was like nothing I’d felt before; it’s almost like feeling tired deep in my bones. I considered it a successful day if I could peel myself off the couch and do something productive. As someone who likes to be in motion at all times, this was a big adjustment. I said to Eric, “I’ll never complain about PMS again!!” hah. It was difficult trying to crank out blog posts because I wasn’t the least bit excited about food. Even drinking water was a struggle for my nauseous tummy. I despised water with a passion. I’ve never experienced anything quite like it. Bedtime was 8:30pm most nights (that’s if I could make it that long without falling asleep on the couch) – Sketchie has been loving all this extra cuddle time though! Some mornings I would wake up after 11 hours of sleep which I still can’t wrap my mind around. The human body just amazes me how it conserves energy when it needs to. It’s been a great lesson in trusting that my body knows best.

Anytime I need a boost, I just think of the end result and I’m filled with a burst of excitement. I feel like I’m walking around with this little friend inside of me, who goes wherever I go and lets me know when to slow down and rest. Now that I’m in the second trimester I’m starting to get back a bit of energy although the nausea is still pretty strong some days. Last week, I stayed up until 10pm a few nights – a darn miracle if you ask me! Bring on the honeymoon trimester!

Spending a lot of energy cooking hasn’t been my forte many days. That’s why smoothies continue to be such an important daily aspect of my diet. In 10 minutes, I can have a smoothie in hand that would just about rival the most nutritious meal around. I’ve been drinking this smoothie as a way to pack in a ton of nutrition with minimal effort. This smoothie was actually a contender for my cookbook, but I didn’t finalize the recipe in time. However, the photo of this smoothie did make it into the book (see page 54). A couple of you noticed the picture and asked me for the recipe, so I’m sharing it today!

Drinking this makes me feel like a bit like a warrior (even if this warrior is asleep on the couch before her favourite show comes on TV). I even started doing a 30 minute prenatal workout which is another big victory of late. It’s the small things. It really is.

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benefits

Kale – Rich in folate, vitamin C and K, calcium, iron, and beta-carotene. It’s also a hormone balancer, digestion booster, anti-inflammatory, and contains omega-3 fatty acids.

Grapefruit – Rich in vitamin C and is a great detoxifier for the liver.

Cucumber – Prevents water retention, promotes a healthy digestive track, packed with bioavailable minerals, vitamins, and electrolytes.

Celery – Rich in fibre and B vitamins, prevents water retention

Apple – Source of fibre and vitamin C, helps balance blood sugar levels, boosts digestion, reduces inflammation

Algae oil (DHA rich) – A sustainable, plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids. My go-to brand is NutraVege. Making up 97% of the fatty acids found in the brain, DHA is a very important long-chain fatty acid in the omega-3 family. It’s super important for pregnant women and children under the age of 2 as it supports brain, vision, and nerve development. Note: I don’t add this oil directly into the smoothie. I simply take it seperately so it doesn’t impact the flavour.

Virgin Coconut Oil – Coconut oil has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It’s rich in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which help boost the metabolism and lower the risk of heart disease.

Hulled hemp seeds – A great source of complete protein, contains the ideal balance of omega 3-6-9 fatty acids, and is high in fibre. Hemp seeds also reduce inflammation in the body and balance hormones.

Mango – Rich in vitamin C, fibre, and beta-carotene. It also contains enzymes that help with the breakdown of protein in the body (great for the above protein-rich hemp seeds!).

Sources: Healing Foods: Eat your way to a healthier life, Flora Health

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Green Warrior Protein Smoothie

Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

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Talk about a super charged meal in a glass! I use hemp hearts as the major protein source for this drink. In addition to being a complete protein source, hemp hearts also contain the ideal balance of omega 3-6-9 fatty acids and are high in fibre. They work wonderfully to make this smoothie super creamy, all without needing any banana. This smoothie also highlights one of my biggest cravings - the juicy red grapefruit - which is balanced with a sweet apple and buttery mango. If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, feel free to swap the grapefruit juice for coconut water or orange juice, or add a touch of liquid sweetener.

Yield
3 cups (1 large or 2 med. servings)
Prep Time
Cook time
0 Minutes
Total Time

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh red grapefruit juice*
  • 1 cup (25 g) destemmed dinosaur/lacinato kale or baby spinach**
  • 1 large sweet apple (200 g), cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (130 g) chopped cucumber
  • 1 medium/large stalk celery (85 g), chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons (30 to 40 g) hemp hearts, to taste
  • 1/3 cup (55 g) frozen mango
  • 2 tablespoons (4 g) packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil (optional)
  • 4 ice cubes, or as needed

Directions:

  1. Juice a red grapefruit and add 1/2 cup grapefruit juice to the blender.
  2. Now add the kale (or spinach), apple, cucumber, celery, hemp, mango, mint, coconut oil (if using), and ice. Blend on high until super smooth. (If using a Vitamix, use the tamper stick to push it down until it blends). You can add a bit of water if necessary to get it blending.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately! This makes enough for a large glass with some leftover so you can also divide it into two servings and save one for later.

Tips:

  • * Feel free to sub the grapefruit juice with orange juice or coconut water if a sweeter smoothie is desired.
  • ** I use dinosaur/lacinato kale because it has a milder flavour than regular curly kale. Feel free to use baby spinach too.
  • For the entire 3 cup portion (using 4 tbsp hulled hemp seeds), this meal-sized smoothie comes in at approx. 420 calories, 17 grams protein, and 12 grams fibre. It's also a rich source of Iron, Vitamin C + A, and Calcium.

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1 Jessica Rose March 31, 2014

I need to invest in a blender….I feel I’m missing out! ;(

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2 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } March 31, 2014

This smoothie is boss! I have everything on hand but kale but I think I’ll sub in spinach and try it out this afternoon.

I hope you start to feel better soon!

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3 Chicago Jogger March 31, 2014

This looks so healthy and delicious. I make smoothies all the time but a recipe like this makes me want to get a legit juicer!

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4 Nathan April 14, 2014

May wanna hold off on that. My understanding is that actual juicers move their blades at high enough speeds that they destroy the fiber content. I don’t know if anyone’s looked into high powered blenders similarly.

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5 Amy July 9, 2014

I was on the fence about getting one as well and then read about how it strips out all the fiber from the fruits/veggies :( boo

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6 Courtney January 5, 2015

Nathan & Amy, it really depends on the quality of the juicer. Many of the higher end juicers actually keep quite a bit of the pulp/fibre because they use a low speed extraction versus high speed grinding. I would say that like most things, you get what you pay for with juicers. I use the Kuvings Silent Juicer and I’ve been so happy with it!

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7 Jen January 20, 2015

Juicers do remove quite a bit of the fibre. I have a masticating juicer, and after grinding the fruit/veg it strains out the fibre and leaves the juice. There are recipes that you can use to make things from the leftover fibre (like crackers). Personally I can’t digest that much fibre, so while I can tolerate a small smoothie on occasion, I can drink a few glasses of juice a day without and digestive difficulty (as long as there’s not too much fruit in them). One isn’t better than the other. They’re really different things, depending on what you’re looking for.

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8 Donna January 7, 2015

Juicers do take the the fiber out of the vegetables and fruits, but the advantage to juicing is you can fit a whole lot more nutrients into a juice than you can a smoothie without feeling full. Somebody on a short cleanse will juice because they get so many nutrients and without the fiber, it gives your digestive system a rest. Smoothies are easier to make and clean up after, however, and the fiber is great for cleaning out the pipes!

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9 graham June 4, 2015

try a nutri bullet machine
absolutely unreal !!!!!!!!!!!

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10 June March 31, 2014

Love my recipe book! Good luck moving and congratulations on the little one on the way!

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11 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh March 31, 2014

This looks delish and hey, it’s okay to be a couch warrior when you’re whippin’ up a human. ;-)

Good luck with the move! Hope everything goes smoothly!

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12 Sarah March 31, 2014

I just love the versatility of smoothies. I get so bored with the same thing, so it’s nice to have an arsenal of different green smoothies to keep things fresh–pun intended :) I’m really looking forward to hearing more about your vegan pregnancy journey and how you’ll approach things. My husband and I are trying to conceive and there aren’t a ton of resources out there for vegan pregnancies. What I’ve found has had a lot of conflicting information (ie: take supplements or just be super vigilant with diet?), so it’ll be nice to see your approach. Best of luck with it all, and I hope you continue to feel better along the way!

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13 Christie Anne March 31, 2014

I agree with Anele, being a couch warrior is totally fine when your body is busy supporting another one! :)

This sounds delicious, I can’t wait to try it. I’m in graduate school right now, working, and married so sometimes I am lucky if I can eat. Stress makes you not want to eat as much, so I have been relying on smoothies quite a bit. I’ll have to add this one to my go-to list to get all of my nutrients.

Best of luck with your pregnancy! So exciting.

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14 Ting March 31, 2014

Wow, that sounds like a delicious and wonderful smoothie! What does algae oil taste like??

And congrats on Costco! That is amazing!! :o)

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15 Monica Mansfield March 31, 2014

Listening to your body is so important. It must have been exhausted from all the work of developing your little one. :)

What kind of prenatal work out are you doing?

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16 lauren March 31, 2014

Totally hear you on the grapefruit cravings and I’m not preggers! I love hemp hearts they are so nutty and tasty.
Best of luck moving! I hope it is not too stressful!

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17 Ashley March 31, 2014

Whoa! I definitely need to try this out. I also need to look into algae oil! Huge hemp lover over here. Glad you’re feeling a bit more like yourself!

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18 Sara @ LovingOnTheRuns March 31, 2014

YUM! This looks really delicious.

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19 Alex March 31, 2014

This looks so delicious! I made a really good antioxidant smoothie (veganosity.com/food/burst-of-antioxidants-smoothie/) but I’ve always wanted to make an all green one. Can’t wait to try it!

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20 Deanna March 31, 2014

When I was pregnant and too exhausted to do anything, I’d tell my husband… “Shhhh… I’m creating fingers, toes, lungs, etc….” Or, once the development stage stopped and the baby was just growing, I’d say, “I’m creating life! Please get me some water”. It works… use it while you can! :)

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21 Emily @ It Comes Naturally Blog March 31, 2014

Good luck with the move!

Great to hear that this has given you the opportunity to learn to trust your body. After years of disordered eating, I’ve decided today that I don’t trust my body, and my body doesn’t trust me :-(

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22 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 31, 2014

Ooh I could use one of these right about now Ange! I had a green smoothie for breakfast but seem to have a really sore throat today and could use a nice green boost! Good luck with the move – I know it feels like it’ll be a ton of work but just think about how amazing your new space will be!! Have a great week (and I hope the preggo nausea isn’t too bad!) :)

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23 Hailey March 31, 2014

This smoothie looks amazingly delicious and easy to put together!! I can totally relate to everything you said about the first trimester. It’s like the worst case of the flu and mono at the same time. I had the hardest time staying awake at work for 10 hours a day. I’m in week 17 this week and the energy level and nausea are both better, although some days my body knows best and I nap and nap and go to bed early!

What kind of exercises have you been doing? Have you still been jogging at all? My doctor told me to keep running, but not to let my heart rate get above 140 (which is impossible for me), so I’ve been speed walking and doing yoga and a light strength training prenatal video.

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24 janae @ bring joy March 31, 2014

“It was difficult trying to crank out blog posts because I wasn’t the least bit excited about food.”
This is why last summer, when I was in my first trimester I took a full 3 months off of blogging. Between being so tired & abhorring food (especially anything green or healthy!), I knew I couldn’t bring myself to blog. Also, I wanted to keep my pregnancy under wraps (like you did), but didn’t know how I could genuinely hide it when I was feeling so lousy.

Again, kudos to you for keeping up with everything despite all the sickness. I always feel much more energetic around week 14 (but still nauseated until about week 20-22).

Love the green smoothie! My Blendtec jar broke & while I’m waiting for them to send me a new jar I got a sore throat, which naturally calls for upping the smoothie intake. BUT, since I don’t have a working blender, I had to buy some naked juice. I bought a bottle that has similar ingredients to this one, but it cost $4! Ouch, ouch. I certainly couldn’t afford to support my green smoothie habit if I had to shell out that kind of cash each time. I’m going to try this one as soon as I get my blender jar.

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25 Kaylee March 31, 2014

Congrats on all the great news and starting to feel better! Just bought my algae oil…was so curious about all the options and couldn’t decide until you recommended it, so thank you!!

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26 Shundara@SavyNaturalista March 31, 2014

This smoothie is definitely going to come in handy with the big move! I love the creamy texture..

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27 Sarah March 31, 2014

I wonder if we’ll see crazy pregnancy recipes like kale, French fries and peanut butter! My friend is in her 2nd trimester and cannot get enough spicy food. Like reeeeeeaaaaallly spicy food! I’m so happy for you both! <3

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28 char eats greens March 31, 2014

Happy and good luck moving!! This smoothie sounds great, Ange! I actually have Vega flax/hemp/something else oil and you’re right to not add it into smoothies because that one is so nasty and it makes my smoothies undrinkable (but getting it over with in a shot is so clever!). I can’t wait to try this smoothie out on Nia :)

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29 Willow @Will Cook For Friends March 31, 2014

Smoothies to the rescue! I know whenever I’m feeling sick or tired or, well, just about anything that’s put me off food… smoothies are a go-to lifesaver. Amazing how much nutrient-dense stuff you can find hanging out in your fridge that goes perfectly together in the blender! I bet baby loves getting all that goodness, too. Glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better!

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30 Abby @ The Frosted Vegan March 31, 2014

Ack! I hope you get back to feeling more normal and able to eat again, what a pain!

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31 J March 31, 2014

I feel like I need that right now! I’m just over 5 weeks right now and am really starting to worn down and lightheaded. I’m a touch scared to see that it apparently gets worse??

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32 sarah@thesweetlife March 31, 2014

I’m off the internet for a week and come back to find out you’re pregnant!!! One million congrats, Angela. I am so happy for you and thrilled for this new adventure you are embarking on. Can’t wait for our little vegans to be best friends :)

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33 Dolly June 29, 2014

I’ve read that by blending fruits and veggies, you lose the nutrients. What are your thoughts?

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34 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 31, 2014

Oh my goodness, this smoothie sounds so yummy!! Such a nice tall glass of health.

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35 Shelby March 31, 2014

This looks so wonderful and nutritious! And I cannot WAIT to get my copy at Costco. Yay!

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36 Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog March 31, 2014

I love smoothie for the exact reason that they pack a lot of nutrition into one drink. I love how much protein is in this smoothie; I’m sure it gives it some real staying power.

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37 Melanie March 31, 2014

I had a green smoothie almost every morning when pregnant. This one looks great! Best of luck with the move!

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38 Krystle March 31, 2014

I got your book as my little birthday gift to myself! It is amazing! I’m making a few of your recipes for my birthday dinner/dessert tonight! And this smoothie will be made this week for sure!!! Your recipes are amazing, even my protein obsessed husband eats it up!

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39 Julie March 31, 2014

Hi, Angela! Could you suggest a substitute for the grapefruit for those of us currently on SSRI medications and/or other medications that interact with grapefruit? I’d really appreciate it! Thank you!

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40 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 1, 2014

Hi Julie – in the recipe note I’ve included a couple subs that have worked well for me – orange juice and coconut water. I’m sure any fruit juice would work lovely though! Hope this helps. :)

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41 fabiola@notjustbaked March 31, 2014

I just love the name of this smoothie! And it is hysterical that your husband said he wouldn’t complain about the PMS. I hope it’s true.

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42 Sam March 31, 2014

Hi Angela!

This is a bit unrelated to the post, but I bought your book last week and am LOVING the recipes! Last night I made the African peanut soup with some slight modifications – I would love to do a post on my blog about the book and the recipe but am wondering your policy on putting the full recipe on my blog (apologies if this is listed somewhere…) if you could let me know what you’d prefer that’d be great! It was so delicious!

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43 Jennifer Kearns March 31, 2014

Hang in there. It does get easier. Pretty soon you will be “glowing” even more! Just got your cookbook last Saturday and wanted to pass along that I have tried the lentil walnut loaf, cauliflower smashed potatoes and the yolos out of the cookbook all to great fan fare! The pumpkin gingerbread with spiced butter cream frosting from the website, too! Your photographs are lovely, too! Thank you for letting me know how to make oat flour!

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44 Kare @ Kitchen Treaty March 31, 2014

I’ve been adding more and more to my smoothies, and I looooove the looks of this one! It looks just perfect.

Reading how you’ve felt so far in your pregnancy certainly brought back memories. I vividly remember finally having a tiny iota of energy, just enough to drag myself to the kitchen and chop just enough veggies for a bare-bones Crock Pot chili. And then it was back to the couch for the rest of the day (and heck if I was actually able to *eat* the stuff when it was done). It felt like such a victory at the time! Some days I felt like I couldn’t even hold my head up. And the nausea! Ugh, I feel you. It felt like an eternity while I was knee-deep, but looking back (2 years and a very busy toddler later), it feels like a blip. A miserable blip, but a blip nonetheless. :) Wishing you the best – and thanks for lots more ideas for bulking up my smoothies!

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45 Lisa March 31, 2014

Delicious, Angela! Keep these yummy smoothie recipes coming. I drink fresh vegetable and fruit juice in the winter, but smoothies once it’s a bit warmer out. [Still can’t seem to handle an ice cold smoothie when it’s freezing outside!] I look forward to trying these chilled drinks soon :)

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46 Alex @ Kenzie Life March 31, 2014

Good luck with the move! I hope that you’re able to start feeling more energized soon too. Also, congrats on the NY Best Sellers news and Costco! You deserve it!

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47 Jessica March 31, 2014

I remember those can’t get off the couch days well! My 3rd baby is now 6 months old and two months ago we found out he has milk and soy protein intolerance. I was already vegetarian but ate a lot of dairy and soy so suddenly having to cut all that out kind of threw me for a loop. I am thrilled to have found your blog, I love your recipes and my little guy’s tummy is happy! I will definitely be trying this smoothie!

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48 Ana March 31, 2014

Great smoothie recipe – and 17 grams of protein in one sitting is no joke amazing!

I was wondering though, Angela – are you taking any prenatal vitamins or other supplements now that you are creating a tiny human? Or are you relying on nutrition solely from food?

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49 Sarah April 1, 2014

I’m wondering this as well! As much as I’d love to rely on food (I’m not pregnant, but trying) I’m a bit of a hypochondriac and feel too paranoid to leave it to chance. I’ve been taking vegan prenatals/DHA just in case, though I’ve also been more diligent with my diet since I know vitamins are not the ideal source–just a backup :) What’s your input, Ange?

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50 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2015

Hey Ana and Sarah, Sorry for the delay in reply!
You can see my prenatal and postnatal vitamins here on my baby blog:
http://ohsheglows.com/2014/05/05/my-prenatal-supplements/ :)

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51 Lisa January 12, 2015
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Angela, What kind of blender do you recommend? I am ready to invest!

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52 Hannah March 31, 2014

I just made this and it is absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipe :)

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53 Steve March 31, 2014

Finally picked up your new cookbook! Very much looking forward to it. Unlike yourself I’ve always been a huge breakfast fan and joked with my daughter that I might be eating breakfast three times a day with this new book!

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54 Edith March 31, 2014

I have no clue if I will get answers but I figured I’d give it a shot :)
First off: HUGE FAN. I “discovered” this website 5 years ago, when I was diagnosed with Lupus at age 17. I went vegan for a year and, much to the dismay of my doc who kept insisting I go on steroids, I have never been hospitalized due to Lupus nor have I had to take a single pill or any kind of medication. This website, your hard work, your recipes, were a huge part in helping a hard-core carnivore not only survive on but fall in LOVE with the vegan diet.

On to my questions…..
When I was vegan, I still lived at home. Now that Hubby and I are living on a tight budget: would you say being vegan is cheaper, about the same or far more expensive than eating non-vegan? I realize it does depend on several factors, but just over-all….

I keep WANTING to go back to being vegan but I find it so hard sharing a household with my meat-loving husband. It doesn’t help that our apartment is too tiny for a nice-sized freezer so I am cooking 2 separate meals when I eat vegan. Doing this all the time can get exhausting. Any tips? Encouragement? Ideas?

I just ate a bratwurst and now I feel so heavy and sick that I wish I had just had a nice BBQ’d veggie cabob with some fresh pineapple instead…mmmmm yummm….

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55 Dianne December 2, 2014

Edith, you can cook the meat for your hubby and round out his dish with your vegan recipe. I also cook meat based meals with enough for leftovers. On meat leftover day, I make a vegan meal with enough for leftovers. Then you are only cooking one meal at a time.

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56 Kate @Almond Butter Binge March 31, 2014

This looks so good — and with all of that protein and fiber, I hope it made you feel a little bit better! I remember trying to write a monthly food column a few years ago while in the midst of bulimia/anorexia…writing about food when food is not your friend, for whatever reason, is not fun. I’m glad to hear you’re feeling a little bit better, and I hope that trend continues :)

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57 Cara's Healthy Cravings March 31, 2014

Hopefully your “little friend” won’t cause you too much more nausea :)
I love how much goodness that is packed into this smoothie! You are your babe will be very well nourished.

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58 Louise March 31, 2014

Hi Angela,

I wasn’t sure of the best platform to write this, so I hope you do end up seeing this comment at some point. I just wanted to express my profound thanks to you and the recipes you create. I am about a week behind you in my pregnancy, and right at the start when I was a feeling a little off balance my doctor recommended I see a dietitian, which I did. I’ve been a vegan for a few years now, but needless to say this dietitian really shook me up and throughout the consultation constantly questioned why I wouldn’t eat meat or dairy and maybe I should just eat a little, not only for my health but for the health of my baby. This is my first pregnancy so not really knowing to do, I started to question my eating habits and ate a little of these things which just didn’t feel right, I felt horrible. Anyway, to cut an already long story short, your blog and recent cookbook have re-instilled my vegan beliefs and ideals and I am so thankful that you choose to share such nourishing and delicious recipes. I know this is the right way for me and I’m so glad to be back on track so thank you for inspiring one of your many readers, all the way from Australia! Best wishes to you for a healthy, trouble free pregnancy.

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59 Wren April 2, 2014

Hi there,
Sorry to hear about your experience! I just wanted to let you know (as I’ve just shared with Angela in another comment) that I had a successful vegan pregnancy myself. Fortunately, I was seeing a midwife at the time who was very supportive so I didn’t necessarily have to go through what you are now going through (though some of our family was concerned) — my best advice, and I’m not a nutritionist or a professional — just someone who has been where you are — is to eat as varied a vegan diet as you can. If you have been vegan for a while then you know what you need — plenty of iron rich and plant based proteins from beans and legumes and nuts and seeds — calcium and mineral rich greens like kale and collards — and a good vegan prenatal vitamin — that’s just a beginning but if you keep reading Angela’s blog I’m positive she will have plenty of input for you. All the best to you! Wren.

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60 Ewelina March 31, 2014

I love your blog so much because you use all natural ingredients. You’re putting “plant powered” back into veganism. Congrats on your pregnancy btw <3

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61 Carrie March 31, 2014

Just picked up my copy at Costco in Seattle! Can’t wait to go through it. Congratulations on your book and BABY! You’re a wonderful writer and so creative in developing your recipes. I’ve loved following your blog the last few years!
Best,
Carrie

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62 Sonia April 1, 2014

Smoothie looks tempting and it’s very helpful for me too ;) except the summer season is almost in the end here in Australia. But I would love to try as we are enjoying quite last few days of summer season.

Hope you are feeling good while reading this comment :-)
xx

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63 Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen April 1, 2014

I am drinking a smoothie right now while reading this ! I have a mango that just might make it’s way into this warrior protein smoothie a bit later in the day :)

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64 Kelly P April 1, 2014

Hats off for drinking green monsters during your pregnancy! So good for you and Baby. I was in love with your classic recipe…until I got pregnant. Then the thought and smell of it turned my tummy…go figure! Now my little one is 4 months and the Tropical Beauty recipe from your book has gotten me back onto the green smoothie train. I’m addicted!

Congratulations on the baby, and keep posting those bump pictures! Also, if you have time, try to keep a journal. You’ll love going back and re-living the experience (even the bad parts!) after Baby arrives. :-)

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65 Iosune | Minimal Eats April 1, 2014

Wow! I definitely NEED to try this wonderful smoothie but I’ll use other veggie instead of kale becaus I can’t find it here in Spain :( Thanks for the recipe!!!!

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66 cheri April 1, 2014

Great smoothie, thoughtful use of ingredients.

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67 Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshAir April 1, 2014

Smoothies and kale salads are my go-to’s when I need a quick meal/refueling. These look so nice creamy, I want one now. Loving these photos!

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68 Esther April 1, 2014

I’m not a fan of smoothies as I prefer to eat my meals rather than drink them. Just a personal preference. But I loved the ingredients in this so I turned it into a salad. I cut the pink grapefruit and apple into chunks. Then added kale, chopped mint leaves, celery and cucumber slices and let it all sit overnight. This morning I sprinkled the salad with hemp hearts and shredded coconut and had it for breakfast. It was delicious! The grapefruit and mint were fantastic together. I never would have thought of this combination on my own.

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69 Katie @ Produce on Parade April 1, 2014

Oh goodness, I’ve heard the stories. That’s how my friend knew she was pregnant, just by being incredibly, unbelievably tired! I hope this smoothie helped and hang in there!! :)

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70 Louise April 1, 2014

Congrats!!!! As a vegetarian/pescatarian (often vegan) looking forward to pregnancy in the near future, I’d be very interested to hear about your experiences! Thanks in advance ;)

Also, my Canadian husband bought me the Canadian version of your cookbook. Love, love, love!

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71 Julie H. April 1, 2014

Congratulations on your pregnancy Angela! I love your blog and your cookbook is amazing! I have a question for you and/or your readers: what is the best gf pizza crust recipe you have made? I am trying to cut back on gluten because it doesn’t make me feel good. I searched for recipes on your site and got hundreds of results, which left me a bit overwhelmed as to where to start. I love oats so a recipe that contains those would be so awesome. I tried a cauliflower pizza crust this past weekend and while it was ok, I just wasn’t that crazy about it as a pizza crust. Thanks so much for your help! :)

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72 Lindsay @ VeganYumminess April 1, 2014

Oh my…this looks SO yummy! Best wishes on your upcoming move!

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73 Lisa April 1, 2014

Don’t think I could drink that colour of green lol
L x
workingmumy.blogspot.com

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74 Phoebe Lapine- @feedmephoebe April 1, 2014

Yum! Looks like the perfect morning pick-me-up. I’ll have to add this to my smoothie repertoire. :)

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75 carole ouellette April 1, 2014

Hi Angela, I would like to know what kind of calcium/magnesium you are taking?

Your book is very nice.

thank you,

Carole

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76 Shawnna April 1, 2014

Yes, you are growing a human being from scratch! Rest, rest, rest :)

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77 Alexandra April 1, 2014

You’re a smoothie magician. This is such a great way to pack in a ton of nutrients.

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78 Ami@naivecookcooks April 1, 2014

This smoothie looks amazing!!

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79 Colleen April 1, 2014

This smoothie looks delish. Glad you’ve created something that is taking such good care of you, as your body creates a new little person.

You’re mistaken about the roll-out date for Oh She Glows in US Costco stores… I found it in mine on SATURDAY, and bought one then! It’s gorgeous, and I can’t wait to start trying out some recipes!

Best of luck with your move.

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80 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 2, 2014

Glad you found it Colleen! I hope you enjoy many recipes to come!
PS- Some stores started carrying it a bit early, but Monday was the “official” date. :)

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81 Adrienne April 2, 2014

this smoothie looks perfect – and I have most of the ingredients on hand! I didn’t know you were pregnant – congrats! I am too – 26 weeks :-) I have been loving green smoothies during pregnancy so will make this soon.

btw I LOVE your cookbook!

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82 Alexandra April 2, 2014

This smoothie looks great! I’ve never added mint or coconut oil to my smoothies before so I can’t wait to try this!

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83 Kaela King April 2, 2014

This looks fantastic! I wanted to share a smoothie revelation I recently stumbled across: coconut milk ice cubes. I froze extra coconut milk after making your hot fudge earlier this week in an ice cube tray and have been adding 1-2 to my morning smoothie since. Tropical and nutritious!

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84 Lisa R. April 2, 2014

Hi there! Boy, have a little surgery and some down time for recovery and you miss ALL the good stuff…CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy (and making it through the first trimester

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85 Wren April 2, 2014

Oh, my! Congrats on your pregnancy!! It has been a while since I have browsed your blog but I am a long time fan of your writing and cooking, so I’m obviously thrilled to hear that you have a little one on the way. I was also vegan throughout my entire pregnancy with our daughter (she’s 18 months old now). Would have loved posts like this one at the time–what a resource. Keep writing because there are plenty of women who are looking for this kind of nutritional breakdown and support during a vegan pregnancy. Best to you and yours!
Wren

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86 Carole April 2, 2014

Congratulations on your pregnancy! you really are GLOWING – so many amazing things in your life :) I recently got your book and just love it! This recipe looks delicious, green smoothies are my fave!

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87 Jill April 2, 2014

Congratulations on the pregnancy, now you will have even more glow!!!

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88 Robyn Lloyd April 2, 2014

I cannot wait to try this smoothie! I love your blender, too. I need to get one like that. I just started a plant-based diet, which is recommended by author Lynne Goldberg in her excellent book, Get Balanced, Get Blissed: Nourishment for Body, Mind, and Soul. Not only did she help me understand the benefits of a plant-based diet, but also included tips on mediation techniques and how to improve your overall health and well-being. I highly recommend reading her book – liveblissnow.com/

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89 Tara April 3, 2014

I’m with you, Robyn :-). Such a great recipe! Thanks for sharing Lynne’s book. I’m going to check that one out.

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90 Sagan April 2, 2014

Yum! I love how thick and creamy it looks.

I’ve really gotten away from smoothies over the winter, but now that it’s warming up, I think my green smoothie is going to have to make a daily comeback… :)

(hemp hearts are the. best.).

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91 Karen April 2, 2014

Hi Angela, I am loving your cookbook-it is awesome! You did an amazing and inspirational job. Your first recipes that I made was the “Out-The-Door Chia Power Donuts” they came out great and your “Nutty Herb Croutons” they are so cleaver and delicious. Congrats to you on your pregnancy and your new home too! How is Sketchie? Is he in a treatment and responding, will he be ok?
Karen

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92 Jeannette April 3, 2014

I’m a new vegan. Well, actually- my husband, kids and I are all new Vegans. Two months and counting. I love your recipes. I do have a request though; I would love for you to make a weeks worth of sample menu’s (very easy ones) to reference on those nights when “what’s for dinner??” “I forgot to soak the beans!” “OH NO!” happens! Maybe even one with shopping list or check list. Thank you!

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93 jaimie April 3, 2014

I’ve seen the cookbook at Longos and Target as well, in the Burlington and Oakville area! Woohoo!

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94 Michelle @LALLnutrition April 3, 2014

Your pictures look amazing! I love smoothies and I am really inspired that you are still able to drink them – I keep reading about women having an aversion to green foods early on in pregnancy :) That scares me because I LOVE green veggies, so when the time comes for me I hope I can manage too! I’m excited to follow along on your healthy pregnancy foodie adventures, especially since you are vegan (like me!).

Good luck with the move!

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95 Cuero&Mør April 3, 2014

Mmmm.. how nourishing looks this smoothie!! Couldn´t believe that has 17gr of proteins…is amazing!! definitely have to try tomorrow for breakfast!! :)

In our blog we have a sweet but very healthy and simple recipe!! Check it out…you´ll love it!!

cueroandmorinspiration.com/chocolate-and-coconut-bites/

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96 amy webster April 3, 2014

hi angela. thanks for much for this. i made one and it is to die for! i love the tartness the grapefruit adds. i was wondering, i use hemp protein powder… are the hemp hearts a better choice?

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97 Kathryn April 3, 2014

Will there be a Baby Glow sequel to your book? :)

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98 Christina April 3, 2014

Great idea!! Maybe have a recipes per trimester book :)

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99 Christina April 3, 2014

Just wanted to say congratulations!!! I am due in June and have been loving your recipes throughout my pregnancy. I’m with you on the smoothies, all too often I just can’t find any motivation to make a full meal. Can’t wait to try this one, looks incredible!!

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100 LuBett April 3, 2014

It is very interesting that you are craving grapefruit right now. When I was pregnant I had horrible all day sickness. The only thing that would stop it was sour foods and drinks. I craved sour all the time. Then I saw sour /ginger candies at a mommy store for morning sickness and I thought genius.

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101 Elisa April 4, 2014

I mean already those pics make me wanna try the recipe instantly!

You’re doing such an amazing job!

Love from Germany,
Elisa

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102 Karin April 4, 2014

This smoothie really is super charged meal! Thanks for sharing and wish you good luck with moving.

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103 Monica April 4, 2014

A WINNER! My toddler agrees 100%

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104 Jennifer April 4, 2014

So yummy! Love that I’m nourishing my body with each sip!!

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105 Ashe April 4, 2014

I love green smoothies! I subbed spinach for the kale, added a fresh orange, and ended up ditching the celery the second time I made it. My taste buds had a difficult time with the grapefruit + celery taste (it was strangely bitter) so I tried it without the celery and it helped balance the flavors a bit more.

How long do you think a smoothie like this would last in the fridge? I thought about making batches ahead of time so I can grab one on the go. 3-4 days?

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106 Sarah April 4, 2014

Oh I am so excited to hear you are pregnant! I have been looking at your blog for years and have been having babies all along. I have 3 now. And actually couldn’t wait to see what you would eat while you were prego. I tried so hard to eat healthy as I do when I am not pregnant but for some reason I just craved bad food. I am almost back on track. Thank you so much for all the yummy food you post about. I get inspired everyday!!

Congrats!!!!

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107 marlene keys April 4, 2014

This sounds so good! I don’t have any grapefruit juice, however I have a grapefruit which I am going to add to this smoothie in the morning. I love your recipes. Thank you!

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108 Roxy April 5, 2014

Absolutely love your blog, would love for y’all to check out my Fit & Well blog!
healthyandhappywellness.blogspot.com

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109 Lori April 5, 2014

I’ve made this smoothie the past few days and I love it! It’s such a great way to start the day and keeps me full and energized for hours. Thanks!

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110 Kelly Sheehan April 5, 2014

I just bought your book and OH MY GOODNESS I love it so much. You are such an inspiration. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and listen to your body!

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111 Monica April 5, 2014

I went to Costco yesterday and I saw your book, I was over the moon excited!!! There were only 7 copies left. Your book is absolutely beautiful! And your dedication to Eric in the front was so sweet, it made me teary eyed. I am so happy for you! Happy packing for you guys, and congrats on the baby!

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112 Marcia April 5, 2014

Oh yes. I remember the first trimester exhaustion well. Both times. It gets better. I wish I could sleep like that now!

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113 Jessica eucalyptus April 6, 2014

Hi Sarah!

I love your recipes, I saved up Cauliflower Pasta al fredo for my birthday and your Chocolate chilli beans are a staple.

I followed this smoothie recipe from HeyFranHey and as I work out a lot, and counting my protein intake carefully, I’m really into this recipe. I live in Australia and although I can buy hemp protein powder, it is still forbidden to purchase any hemp consumables, other than for ‘cosmetic use’! Unbelievable I know, but true – the only country in the world :( Makes it hard to find answers about what I’m getting out of the hemp flour vs. the hearts vs. the refined protein powder etc.

I have started (unlawfully) making hemp milk for my protein shakes, using a hemp flour from whole hemp seeds, but it is difficult to judge how much protein I am getting from them as there is no nutritional guide provided. I wondered – how did you measure the protein in this smoothie recipe? which percentage you might have derived from your 4 Tbsp of hemp hearts and what percentage from the whole fruits and vegetables?

Sorry for this long-winded question – I have been researching endlessly but feel unresolved :) Much appreciated!

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114 Jessica eucalyptus April 6, 2014

Sorry Angela! I have no idea where Sarah came from and didn’t realise until I posted it :(

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115 Laura @ Mommy Run Fast April 6, 2014

Just pinned this – it looks so fantastic! And congrats on your pregnancy! I’m 23 weeks and my energy is much, much higher in the second trimester.

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116 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2014

Laura, I’m feeling that too – 16 weeks today and I feel like I have at least 50% more energy now. yay! Congrats on your pregnancy :)

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117 Tiffany April 6, 2014

Which juicer do you use? It looks super convenient!

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118 orange April 6, 2014

How do you keep your Vitamix so clean? lol

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119 Rachel April 7, 2014

“I feel like I’m walking around with this little friend inside of me, who goes wherever I go and lets me know when to slow down and rest.”

I LOVE the way you worded this, especially the first part of the sentence! When my (now four-month-old) son was one- or two-months old, since I am nursing and I find it more convenient to just take him with me than to pump, I realized, “We are pretty much inseparable. He’s just my little buddy right now!” A baby is an amazing addition to a person’s life!

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120 Tali April 8, 2014

Congrats on the pregnancy. I am 38.5 weeks, and have been enjoying this smoothie as a great way to beat end-of-pregnancy fatigue. I plan on making a batch (or having my husband do it) when I go into early labor to keep me going. Best of luck to you!

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121 Erika April 9, 2014

I just love it! First time that I tried hemp seeds :-). Thank you so much.

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122 Katie April 10, 2014

Congratulations on your pregnancy, Angela! I’m 8 weeks along with my first, taking algae supplements too. You look so fit in your pregnancy photos with the lemon that I thought, she must still be running, not sleeping 11 hours and feeling run down like me! So thanks for letting us know that your first trimester was tough, too! I have been on your blog for years, but glad to have a vegan pregnant blogger to follow during my vegan pregnancy. Thanks for such a great blog.

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123 Meagan April 11, 2014

This looks so delicious!! Thanks for sharing!!

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124 tess April 12, 2014

This might be silly, but does putting the hemp hearts in the blender not destroy their nutritional value at all? I’ve been playing around with adding them to my green smoothies and have wondered about it as I pour them in my nutribullet! :)

Such a lovely recipe, will definitely try it out.

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125 karen April 13, 2014

Just want to say I bought your cook book, and believe me I have a lot of them but must say yours is the first one I have ever used this much I love everything that I have tried Thanks for putting out such a great cookbook, and congrat,s on becoming parents,

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126 Emily April 13, 2014

Gee. Everything looks divine and the recipes are extraordinary, but who has the time to shop for all these things, and then make all these things? I just wish there were a chain of restaurants that served the food in this book, or a frozen food line for them. I”m so tired of hunting, gathering and preparing…

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127 rogue1 April 14, 2014

Besides tasting fantastic, this smoothie freezes well! I clunked it into my Vitamix (Um, yeah, perhaps an ice cube tray would have been a better idea.) and whirled half of the recipe with 1 cup of coconut water. This will taste so yummy on hot summer mornings.

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128 Danielle April 16, 2014

I had such intense fatigue during my first trimester too — and then I read somewhere that it partially relates to the growth of the placenta during this period (not sure if that’s true, but I took it!) It was oddly satisfying to see the placenta come out after the birth… it looked huge and I was like – that explains that crushing fatigue! My body was building a person AND a big organ! Whoa!

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129 Kat April 22, 2014

Another great green smoothie!
As another vegan runner who is hoping for a baby soon, I’d love to hear about how you’ve modified (or not modified?) your workouts and what DVDs, etc you’re enjoying now. From this post, I think I can guess your answer for the first trimester… But I’d love to hear any insights you have :)

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130 Jessica April 23, 2014

Thank you so much for putting the nutrition information! It would be so great if you could include more nutrition information in the future. My husband is recently diagnosed with diabetes. As part of his health care management we are trying to switch to more plant based meals. My friend introduced me to your blog and bought me your amazing cookbook. We have to do carb counting for him so I have mainly been relying on diabetic friendly cookbooks that include carb servings. I love your recipes though and would love to be able to use more of them without the added hassle of having to figure out the nutrition facts.

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131 scubatoad April 25, 2014

This is so delicious! I am extremely sensitive to gluten and dairy and fortunately moved past that point a while ago of being sad that I couldn’t eat all of that processed food. I love to experiment and try new things that make my body and tastebuds happy. I ran across this site looking for raw recipes since I am about to do a long trek and have been sans stove for a few weeks.

I’m staying in B&Bs on this trek and some people “get it” but then some don’t. So, I’m looking for good raw meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) that I can prep quickly with my rollup cutting board, knife, and blender bottle.

Thank you!

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132 Bargue April 26, 2014

I love this smoothie. Tastes awesome. I felt ok after drinking it. Unfortunately, my food sensitivity results conducted by my naturopath showed that I am intolerant to kale. I would never have guessed that I couldn’t eat kale. Think that the smoothie would taste ok with spinach instead of kale?

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133 rogue1 April 27, 2014

Also very tasty with a pear and pineapple instead of apple and mango! I had this for my breakfast at school, and all the kids wondered what I was drinking!

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134 Ashlee May 9, 2014

Loved this recipe!!! So yummy and nutritious, plus the protein content is amazing!!! I have been enjoying this smoothie the past few days. I had run out of a few things this morning to make it so I substituted. Instead of the apple and cucumber, I added banana and spinach and found it just as delicious. I love my morning smoothies and love hearing of new ways to keep changing them.

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135 Angie May 20, 2014

I don’t usually comment on blog sites but I have to comment! Lol! This smoothie is amazing! If fact, every recipe I have tried from both your blog and your cookbook has been amazing! I am new to a vegan diet and am still learning and experimenting and I am so grateful for your blog and your cookbook! Thank you for taking the guess work out of these wonderful recipes! I have tried other recipes off of different sites and have sadly had to throw away some of them while others have been just kinda blah but I have only had successful results with your recipes! This is going to sound silly but I feel like your recipes have transformed my life! I have always had a love hate relationship with food and am now loving it and enjoying great tasting food knowing that what I’m eating and feeding to my family is not only delicious but also full of yummy goodness for optimal health! Thank you thank you thank you! lol! I am truly grateful!

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136 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 20, 2014

Thank you for your lovely comment Angie! :) I’m SO happy you are loving the recipes.

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137 Michele May 31, 2014

So I just made this smoothie with my Ninja (on high for about 3 mins). I did everything as written except my mango wasn’t frozen, and I used 1 tbs of chia seeds vs. the hemp seeds. It tastes good, but I’m chewing after each sip from the straw. Also, mine is much darker than the one pictured. I’m fairly new to green smoothies, so any advice is appreciated,

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138 Kerry June 20, 2014

Hi

How long does this stay fresh for in the fridge? I work nights so would be planning on making it before I go to work and having it for breakfast.

Thanks

Kerry ☺

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139 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 22, 2014

I would say no longer than 1 day for freshness – you can certainly make it the night before and just give it a good stir in the morning.

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140 Kerry June 23, 2014

Thanks. ☺

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141 Brittany July 16, 2014

Thanks for creating a wonderful, delicous, and filling smoothie! I work in the medical field and don’t know when lunch will be. I have made this smoothie for the past 3 days and it has kept me full until lunch!

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142 JAM July 17, 2014

chopped everything last night and threw it in the freezer in a bag, so this morning making the smoothie was a breeze! So delicious. Thanks for the wonderful recipes.

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143 Amy July 25, 2014

This smoothie looks delicious! Having a latex fruit allergy, I’ve found it really hard to make a nice smooth smoothie without the use of banana or avocado. I can’t wait to try this this weekend!

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144 Kathy July 30, 2014

I just made the Green Warrior for the first time, and I LOVE it. It’s delicious, and I love how protein-packed and healthy it is. Thank you!!!

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145 Ava August 5, 2014

VERY allergic to mango (and pomegranate as well unfortunately, boooo), any ideas for substitutes for this recipe? Or should I just skip past that flavor aspect and make the recipe with everything else?

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146 Lindsay August 14, 2014

How long do smoothies last in the fridge?

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147 Redstart September 9, 2014

I love smoothies for breakfast, but I find I end up making mainly fruit based ones. I’m not sure if I know take too much sugar from all the fruit. Is it possible to make a tasty, non fruity or at least less sweet smoothie. Sometimes the ones I have tried just end up tasting earthy!

Thanks

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148 Alesha October 15, 2014
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Hi there;

are you able to sub grapefruit for bananas ?

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149 Glenda October 19, 2014

Hi Ange – what is an alternative to hemp seeds? They are technically not legal where I live, nor are they readily available.

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150 Liv October 26, 2014

I’ve been looking for a great way to add some more protein into my diet and this is absolutely perfect!!

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151 Catherine November 3, 2014
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These posts are from March, and this is November, but I just had to report in. I found this recipe today, discovered I had all the ingredients in the kitchen, made the smoothie and boom! Taste sensation! This is the most delicious green smoothie I have ever had. I think it’s the mint. Or is it the mango? Whatever it is, the result is just amazing. Thank you, and good luck with everything.

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152 Eoin Palmer November 11, 2014
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I just made this and loved it. Though I couldn’t get the hemp seeds of frozen mango in my part of the UK (at least not this week).

One thing I would question though. You say cucumber and celery prevent water retention. Surely that’s only by virtue of them being mostly water rather than some extra benefit you wouldn’t gain from just drinking enough water in the first place.

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153 Fresh Man November 23, 2014
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I’m the owner of lushtummy.com….a smoothie delivey in Toronto, Canada….and I just wanted to tell you that I Love the info you provide here….very informative….I just recently took up smoothies and raw foods…and it has changed my life.
Thank you for enriching it even further !!!

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154 Anna Lee January 3, 2015
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This is one of my absolute favorite smoothies! I make it daily!

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155 Sunrunner January 7, 2015

Is there a substitute for the hemp seeds? I have several plant/pollen type allergies, and unfortunately I’ve reacted negatively to help lotion so I’m afraid I’d react badly to hemp seeds. Thanks.

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156 Tracy January 8, 2015
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This smoothie is so awesome! Super healthy and delicious! I absolutely love your creative vegan, gluten-free recipes and your blog! Keep ’em coming! :-)

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157 Rebecca January 15, 2015

Hi Angela,
love your fabulous recipes, been using them as part of my plant based lifestyle for a few years. I noticed in this post you recommend the algae oil. I’ve never tried it, currently using flax oil. Any insight on whether one is better than the other? I’m thinking of starting to introduce to my 1 year old. Thanks!

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158 Kate January 19, 2015
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I’m a fan of your book! I just discovered this recipe a couple days ago and I’ve been having it every morning, sharing with my 9 month old. My husband thinks I’m ridiculous because I won’t shut up about this smoothie. I’m so in love!

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159 Mia February 27, 2015
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So good!! This is one of my favorite smoothies.

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160 Laura March 15, 2015

I thought mint was one of the herbs which reduces breast milk? I have avoided it for 2 yrs because of that reason…???

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161 Maria April 2, 2015
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Lots of good things in this smoothie and it was fresh tasting. Next time I will leave out the coconut oil ( did not need the calories) and the celery. The celery gave it to much of a grassy taste for me. I’m not a huge fan of celery though so that may be just me!

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162 Cindy April 14, 2015

Super tasty! This is great when my stomach doesn’t feel like solid foods, and it is an energy boost. Since my doc said that cucumber was one of my inflammatory foods, I’ve been substituting peeled chopped zucchini and you can’t taste a difference! Going to make one right now.

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163 Edita May 6, 2015
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This morning I tried my very first green smoothie. While I was throwing all ingredients in the blender, was thinking how to find courage to drink it. I was very surprised how good it tastes! What is even more surprizing is that at this very moment MY HUSBAND is drinking it also! ( I wished his mom could see it! Just by telling her that she won’t beleive me). The guy, who’s name by the way is also Eric, who would turn his nose away from everything looking greenish just finished his first glass of very green drink ;-) Miracles happen after all… Definitaly 5 stars for this smoothie

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164 ChrisD May 8, 2015
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Thank you so much for this recipe, it really sounds amazing! I am fairly active, so I was thinking about boosting the protein content with some peanut butter. Does anyone have any thoughts about this by chance?

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165 Diane June 4, 2015
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Delicious… I’m having one right now

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166 Jori July 21, 2015

A Vitamix blender is a great investment.

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167 Sonya October 30, 2015

Do you have a substitution for the grapefruit?

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168 LeAnn November 18, 2015

This tastes amazing!

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169 Jennifer January 29, 2016
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This is the absolute best morning green smoothie. Thank you so much!

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170 Dorothy April 18, 2016
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Thanks for the awesome smoothie recipe- just made it and enjoying the delicious blend as I write this:-) I used half a granny smith and a little extra water- it tastes wonderful. Have a bun in the oven myself and like yourself the first trimester was a queasy and miserable road. Looking forward to trying some more of your healthy and tasty recipes!

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171 Angela Liddon April 18, 2016

Congratulations, Dorothy! I hope you’re feeling better in the second trimester. :) So glad to hear you’re loving the smoothie!

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