The commencing of January hit a several weeks in the past and this smoothie was in complete rotation as my breakfast of preference. To be truthful, I take pleasure in smoothies at all times of the working day for the duration of each and every period. Not only are smoothies delightful, but they give you the capacity to pack a ton of nourishment into one particular glass. And that’s some thing I like!

This green smoothie was impressed by my excursion to a restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan back in November. Two months afterwards and my articles calendar ultimately had an opening to share this smoothie furthermore my experience in Michigan’s Beer Town! We’ll get to the smoothie goodness in a little bit but initial, let’s chat all matters GR.

I’ve realized that persons who are living in Grand Rapids adore GR. I suggest, Like! My wonderful good friend Liz of The Lemon Bowl lives there and arranged the journey with ExperienceGR. Her passion for GR has constantly been evident, and so I was grateful when she invited me to be part of her and a couple of other bloggers on a Grand Rapids journey!

I’m not heading to get into all the things we did, but I will share some images and leave you with a couple of favored recommendations if you at any time uncover by yourself in GR!

monique over the city

1.) Remain at the Amway Grand Plaza Lodge. This sort of a terrible photograph higher than (no makeup + thank you Apple iphone), but this lodge is absolutely gorgeous! My beautiful up to date home was on the 15th flooring, additionally the perspective was stellar. I unquestionably suggest keeping listed here if you have the prospect.

collage of monique making pasta

2.) Make home made pasta at The Regional Epicurean! Who realized that pasta earning was such a breeze?! I realized how to make homemade ravioli stuffed with ricotta. It was less complicated than I could have ever imagined! Liz and I had been partners and laughed the total time! This is a excellent pair action or a thing to do with a team of people! The most effective portion? You get to just take residence what you make!

pizzas and salads on a table

3.) Take pleasure in lunch at The Kitchen area by Wolfgang Puck! I received the chicken lettuce wraps and we shared a couple pizzas. Almost everything I had was delicious and cooked to perfection. I’m rather guaranteed arugula on pizza constantly wins me more than!

chocolate chip cookie

4.) Prevent by Rich Road Bakery for a address! Check out out this chocolate chip cookie you guys. It was outrageously chewy and thick and packed with just the correct quantity of sweetness. Actually a single of the greatest chocolate chip cookies I have ever had!

vegetarian meal

5. Have evening meal at The Grove! The beverages are delightful and the meals is even much better. I counsel savoring the tasting menu, wherever every part is significant and adventurous. Provide the foodies in your existence right here! You will really like it. Pictured above: roasted vegetables over a pureed butternut squash. Also, really don’t neglect to get the butterscotch pudding — it is to die for!

frozen drinks

6. Enjoy brunch at San Chez Bistro! This breakfast was AMAZING and all of the fabulous smoothies we tried out had been delicious. Of training course my most loved was the Eco-friendly Apple Smoothie which impressed the recipe I’m bringing you these days!

green goddess smoothie in two small glasses

This primary green smoothie at San Chez contained yogurt, but I required my version to be dairy cost-free so that every person is ready to enjoy it. I used almond milk and coronary heart healthier avocados for a creamy texture. If you have not tried avocados in smoothies, you unquestionably need to!

Not only does this smoothie have fantastic texture, but it has pretty the nutritional punch thanks to potassium-packed bananas and avocado. There’s also a good amount of money of omega 3s from chia seeds and filling fiber from apples. I get in touch with it the environmentally friendly goddess smoothie because immediately after ingesting it I felt superb, happy and refreshed.

green goddess smoothie topped with banana slices and chia seeds

I endorse this smoothie for a gentle breakfast or as a snack. If you are hunting to make it a entire breakfast, incorporate a scoop of your favored protein powder.

I hope you like this wonderful eco-friendly smoothie as substantially as I do! If you make it, be certain to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so I can see your creation!

green goddess smoothie in two small cups with banana slices and chia seeds

A lot more healthful smoothie recipes to check out:

Tummy Soothing Smoothie + Why I Enjoy Probiotics

Triple Cherry Berry Watermelon Smoothie

Layered Banana Split Protein Smoothie

Refreshing Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie

Wild Blueberry Banana Spinach Electrical power Smoothie

 Recipe by: Evi Madison // Images by: Sarah Fennel

Massive thanks to Knowledge GR for support building my vacation to Grand Rapids happen!