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It's time for a HUGE GIVEAWAY with @KitchenAidUSA and my friends! As we head into May, I'm gearing up for the return of warmer weather, local farm stands, and beach days with my family. To celebrate this special time of year, I've teamed up with some awesome #girlboss cookbook authors who love plant-based fare as much as I do. One lucky winner will walk away with...drumroll please...
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A copy of:
@simplegreensmoothies "100+ Tasty Recipes to Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Feel Great in Your Body"
@theblendergirl "The Blender Girl: Super-Easy, Super-Healthy Meals, Snacks, Desserts, and Drinks—100 Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipes!"
@detoxinista "No Excuses Detox: 100 Recipes to Help You Eat Healthy Every Day"
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BUT WAIT! There's more...in addition to these awesome books, the winner will also get one (1) KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series blender with thermal control jar valued at US $750. (All colors are subject to availability.) That is some serious giveaway swag!
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To Enter:
1. Follow @simplegreensmoothies.
2. Show some love by liking this photo.
3. Go to @detoxinista and repeat these steps. When you make it back here, you've completed the loop!
4. For an extra entry, tag a friend who'd also love to win these prizes!
*To be entered to win, you must complete these steps for each person in the loop. Good luck everyone!
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(Not so) fine print: Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, April 30th. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1st. We love our international community members, but this giveaway is only open to US + Canadian residents. This giveaway promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Instagram Inc. By entering, you are confirming that you are 18+ years of age, release Instagram from any and all responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use.

We start the day with a green smoothie because it's simple, it tastes amazing AND it fuels our passions.
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Nourishing the body is just the beginning.
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We start there... and love to celebrate alongside you as you discover what truly lights you up and then go for it. (Like trail running with these incredible ladies from @oiselle!) So what's your latest passion? Please COMMENT below so I can get some ideas for future collaborations.
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Also- if you need some new workout clothes, Oiselle is having a sweet sale right now. (And you know how much I love a good discount!) Enjoy!!!
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#fuelyourpassion #simplegreensmoothies #oiselle #runnergirl (Rad 📷 by @oiselle )

This is my go-to green smoothie when I have an early or busy morning (a lot of times it's both these days 😉). Why do I love it?
✨The avocado + hemp hearts give me healthy fat + protein to keep me full.
✨The coconut water helps keep me hydrated (did you know dehydration and tiredness are linked?).
✨The spinach, mango, and pear are packed with nutrients to keep my body + brain fueled!
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BLEND this up today and let me know what you think!
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BRAIN FUEL | Serves One
1 ½ cups fresh spinach
1 cup coconut water, unsweetened
1 ripe pear, cored
½ cup mango, frozen
¼ avocado
2 tablespoons hemp hearts

This is always a great reminder after the weekend. Am I the only one who has no problem eating leafy greens + lots of whole foods during the week, and then the weekend comes around and I'm like CHOCOLATE!!!
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Well...it happens. Today is a new day, and a new week! Let's get back on track together and make the last week of April (whatttt? where is the time going?!) the best week ever!
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Share with a friend who could use a little Monday motivation!

Smoothie Bowl Sunday! What are your plans for the day? My suggestion...blend up this Mango and Pineapple Green Smoothie Bowl and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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MANGO PINEAPPLE GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL | Serves 2
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INGREDIENTS:
1 cup almond milk
2 cups spinach
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
2 tablespoons almond butter
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DIRECTIONS:
1) Blend spinach + almond milk until smooth.
2) Add other ingredients and blend again.
3) Top with your favorite toppings! Hemp seeds, raw cacao nibs, granola, or berries are some of my personal favorites!

Celebrating Earth Day with lots of green! 🌎🌱💚Let's remember to be kind to our planet while we're nourishing our bodies. Here are a couple staples in my house that we use to help cut down on waste:
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1) I use mason jars for almost everything! They're particularly great for prepping your smoothie ingredients in advance (you can freeze them!) so you don't need to use + throw away plastic baggies.
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2) Metal straws! If I drink my smoothie without a straw, I usually end up with a green mustache (that is no joke!), so I almost always use a straw. Metal straws are my favorite because they're washable and I can use them again and again!
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3) Counter-top composter. Strawberry tops? Apple cores? Veggie peelings? They go straight into my counter-top composter. I use this compost in potted pots + in my garden. It's a great soil conditioner and helps cut down on landfill waste!
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💚 What are some Earth-friendly things you do in your house to help keep the planet clean? Let me know in the comments below! 💚

When I was pregnant with my two kiddos Jackson and Clare, I was so incredibly excited, but I have to admit, I was also a little nervous. Knowing that what I put in my body while they were busy growing inside me really made me think about my food choices. Life definitely changes when you are growing a baby.
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When you are pregnant it is important that you are giving your body a wide variety of nutrients—proteins, folic acids, calcium, omega 3s, magnesium, tons of vitamins, and more! Well, you know what can help you out in that department? Green Smoothies! Green smoothies have an abundance of these nutrients that are helpful for your growing baby and you.
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Here is one of my favorite recipes that I pass along to all my friends who are expecting. In fact, I still drink + love this recipe, preggo or no!
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P.S. Tag a friend who's a mama-to-be! I'm all about sharing the gift of health.
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BABY BRAIN BOOSTER GREEN SMOOTHIE | SERVES 2
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INGREDIENTS:
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups coconut water, unsweetened
1 banana
1 cup pineapple
1 cup carrots, uncooked*
2 tbsp chia seeds
*Can steam carrots for a few minutes to blend more easily.
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DIRECTIONS:
1) Blend spinach and coconut water
2) Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth

✨GIVEAWAY ALERT! ✨Did you know that right now I'm hosting a giveaway every month on the SGS website? That's right! This month, I'm giving away a copy of the Simple Green Smoothies book: "100+ Tasty Recipes to Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Feel Great in Your Body." Giveaway ends April 30th, so get your entry in fast!
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TO ENTER—head over to this link:
http://simplegreensmoothies.com/giveaway/sgs-book
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P.S. Already have the book? Tag a friend who'd love to win this! ❤️

I always hear people tossing around the term "free radicals", but what does that actually mean? Well, there's a lot of chemistry behind it, but essentially free radicals make it harder to fight off infection, can damage DNA leading to cancer, and may accelerate the aging process. So how can you protect your body against these little guys?
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Eat an antioxidant-rich diet! Fruits and veggies are filled with antioxidants that interact with free radicals and prevent cellular damage. If you really want to up your antioxidant intake, try this Free Radical Fighting Super Smoothie! Cantaloupes are a rich source of vitamin A (as beta-carotene) and vitamin C, which are important immunity and antioxidant vitamins. They also contain good levels of B vitamins and vitamin K. Blueberries rank the highest for antioxidants when it comes to fruit. Plus these tiny berries are full of vitamin C and fiber. Kale yeah to that!
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P.S. Tag a friend who'd love this recipe, too!
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FREE RADICAL FIGHTING GREEN SMOOTHIE | Serves 2
INGREDIENTS
2 cups spinach fresh
1 sprig mint fresh
1 cup water (optional)*
2 cups cantaloupe, ripe and rind removed
1/2 cup blueberries
1 apple
1/2 lime fresh, squeezed
*Cantaloupe is very water dense, so no liquid base is required. Add some water if you prefer a thinner smoothie.
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INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Blend spinach, mint leaves, and ripe cantaloupe until smooth.
2) Next add the remaining fruits and blend again.

So proud of my fellow southerner @sweetteagrace for completing our Simple 7 Experience and sharing joyful pics (just like this beauty) along the way with the #simple7squad. I just love this!!!! ------ If you're needing a quick reset to break those bad eating habits, more energy during the day or just a community of real people to cheer you along your wellness journey, sign up for our FREE 7-Day experience. Link is on the bio. We will send you 7-ingredient shopping list, 7 green smoothie recipes and TONS of love. -------- TAG a friend or family member in the comments who you'd love to do this with.

🍠+🥕+🌱+🥑...it's what's for dinner!
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Tag a friend who'd love this recipe!
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FAMOUS LOADED SWEET POTATO | Serves 2
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INGREDIENTS
2 small sweet potatoes
1 cup fresh kale stems removed and shredded
1 cup red cabbage shredded
1 cup carrots grated
1 avocado diced
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons pepitas
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
black pepper and sea salt
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INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Prick sweet potatoes with a fork and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until tender.
Meanwhile, place shredded kale, cabbage, and grated carrots in a bowl. Cover with the avocado and seeds.
In a separate bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, and mustard. Add to the shredded vegetables and gently toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
When sweet potatoes are finished baking, cut a slit in the top and pour the salad generously on top.

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