‘Bright Eyes’ Green Smoothie

I love smoothies.  Growing up, I can vividly remember being resentful over my mother feeding me blended fruits and veggies instead of ‘normal’ snacks.  Once I realized that a smoothie was literally a blank canvas in a blender, that’s when my dislike faded, appreciation grew and soon became a bit of an obsession.  There have been days where I’ve had a different smoothie for every meal, that’s how deep this love runs.  I created this recipe one day when I woke up to an immediate feeling of dread and anxiety. After spending some time cleaning the kitchen while venting to my voice memos (my hands-free solution to journaling), I blended together a few of my favorite things and created what I like to call a ‘Bright Eyes‘ Green Smoothie. 


1/2 banana 

1/3 cup (about 3) strawberries

1/2 cup pineapple

1 handful spinach

1 cup coconut milk or coconut water

1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional)

1 tablespoon oats (optional)


  1. Place all desired ingredients in your blender.
  2. Blend to combine.
  3. Taste. Adjust as needed.


1. Freeze your bananas ahead of time! They help keep the smoothie cold in place of ice cubes and add a soft-serve-like creaminess. 

I thought this was heaven! It’s creamy from the frozen banana, refreshing with the coconut milk, and tangy from the pineapple and strawberries.  I added the oats and turmeric to make it more suited to my palate that day.  The oats bulked it up and kept me full when I had a lot of errands to run. The turmeric added antioxidants and helped to promote detoxification for that inner glow. All in all, delicious stuff 🙂

I hope you give this smoothie a taste and tell me what you think!

Published by Déja Chaniah

Creative plant based soul seeking higher consciousness.

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