Sunrise Smoothie

This is the green smoothie we make every morning for breakfast. Making smoothies for breakfast was a game-changer. Not only does it save me time in the morning, because I take my smoothie to go and drink it en route to work, or during my morning meeting, but I've also noticed just feeling better, lighter, and having more energy since converting to this routine. We've tweaked the recipe a couple of times to decrease the amount of fat and perfecting our morning smoothie will always be something we strive for. With it being the day after Thanksgiving and all, I thought it a perfect time to share our current recipe to help with your post-turkey detoxing : ) 

This recipe makes approx 2 smoothies.


  • 1 avocado

  • 2 medium apples

  • approx 1 inch of ginger root peeled

  • 1 bunch of kale

  • 1.5-2 cups of coconut water (dependent on preferred consistency)

  • 6 ice cubes

  • (optional) 2 tbls coconut oil (we have omitted this, but if you need more fats, you can add this in)


In a blender (we use a Vitamix and it's awesome) just blend away and enjoy. The quality of your ginger root really makes a difference in determining how intense it will taste. We have purchased really fresh ginger root and it ended up tasting too strong so just use with caution. The ginger really cuts the bitterness of the kale though, so it is an important ingredient. Hope you love this green smoothie as much as we do.