Green Goddess Smoothie + my favorite places in Grand Rapids, Michigan
The beginning of January hit a couple weeks ago which smoothie was in full rotation as my breakfast of choice. In all honesty, I love smoothies at all times of your day during each season. Not merely are smoothies delicious, but they give you the ability to pack a lot of nutrition into one cup. And that is something I love!
This green smoothie was inspired by my trip to a restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan back November. 8 weeks later and my content material calendar finally experienced an opening to share this smoothie plus my experience in Michigan’s Beer City! We’ll get to the smoothie goodness in a little bit but initial, let’s chat all things GR.
I’m not likely to enter everything we did, but I’ll share some images and leave you with several favorite recommendations should anyone ever end up in GR!
2.) Make homemade pasta at THE NEIGHBORHOOD Epicurean ! Who understood that pasta making was this kind of breeze?! I discovered steps to make homemade ravioli filled with ricotta. It had been easier than I possibly could have ever truly imagined! Liz and I had been partners and laughed the entire time! That is a great couple activity or something regarding a group of people! The very best part? You get to take home everything you make!
3.) Enjoy lunch time at YOUR KITCHEN by Wolfgang Puck ! I acquired the poultry lettuce wraps and we shared a few pizzas. Everything I needed was delicious and prepared to excellence. I’m confident arugula on pizza always wins me over!
4.) Stop by Wealthy Road Bakery for a delicacy! Have a look at this delicious chocolate chip cookie you men. It had been outrageously chewy and thick and packed with the ideal quantity of sweetness. Honestly one of the better chocolates chip cookies I’ve ever endured!
5. Have dinner on the Grove ! The beverages are delicious and the meals is even better. I suggest experiencing the tasting menu, where to get pigs feet each part is huge and ambitious. Bring the foodies in your daily life here! You will like it. Pictured above: roasted vegetables over a pureed butternut squash. Also, do not forget to obtain the butterscotch pudding – it is to pass away for!
6. Enjoy brunch at San Chez Bistro ! This breakfast was Astounding and all the fantastic smoothies we attempted were delicious. Needless to say my favorite was the Green Apple Smoothie which motivated the formula I’m getting you today!
This original green smoothie at San Chez contained yogurt, but I needed my version to be dairy free in order that everyone is in a position to enjoy it. I utilized almond milk and heart healthy avocados for any creamy texture. If you haven’t attempted avocados in smoothies, you unquestionably must!
I would recommend this smoothie for a light breakfast time or as a snack. If you are looking to ensure it is a full breakfast, put in a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
I hope you love this glorious green smoothie as much as I do! If you make it, make sure to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram therefore i can easily see your creation!
Green Goddess Smoothie + a trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, plus more if necessary
1 organic apple, peeled and chopped
1 medium iced banana
1 tablespoon chia seeds
In a large high-powered blender, add all ingredients and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are well combined. If required, add in even more almond dairy to thin the smoothie. Makes 2 smaller sized smoothies.
I recommend utilizing a sweeter apple such as for example Honeycrisp, Braeburn or Gala. If you need a less special smoothie, use a green apple.
For addition proteins, add a scoop of your preferred protein powder.
Recipe by: Monique Volz // Pictures by: Sarah Fennel
Like The Grove! If you enjoyed Grand Rapidsfollowing next time you’re in Western world Michigan drive 40 minutes western to Holland. You don’t wish to miss Lake Michigan or a striking Western world Michigan sunset.
DeBoer Bakery you can’t miss! A geniune Dutch Bakery and cafe. Fantastic!