When it comes to eating nutrient-dense meals, I sometimes (often) get bogged down with the meal prep. Ideally, I'll have roasted veggies, a grain of some sort, and a yummy sauce handy—but let's be real, it's not always a reality.
As such, I'm a big fan of leaning on smoothies. They are the perfect vehicle for sneaking in powerhouse ingredients (looking at you, spinach, frozen cauliflower, and hemp, chia, and flaxseeds), and they are pretty easy to whip up.
This year, I started throwing together a smoothie for lunch a couple of times a week and soon became sick of my basic recipe. But then I remembered the treasure trove of inspo we have at our fingertips here at mindbodygreen.
I quickly found my favorite—an apple-cinnamon recipe in our green smoothie article—and tweaked it to be my go-to gut-supporting recipe. I made sure I used my favorite nut butter, oat milk, and Ceylon cinnamon.
But why stop there? Sure, it's got a handful of spinach, but I wanted more bang for my buck. Enter: organic veggies+.