When you’re busy juggling work, family and social life (not to mention all those other things you need to do too, like the laundry…..), eating healthy, three times a day can be challenging. And even though I believe I eat pretty healthy (if you don’t count the pies and cakes I bake every weekend, but those don’t count, right?), I sometimes wonder what I could do to improve my eating pattern.

Especially when I read about people that seem to have such a strict diet of green kale smoothies in the morning, a salad for lunch and surprise surprise… another salad for dinner. I can’t help but wonder how they do it, and more, how they can keep up with this kind of diet for such a long time. How can they not long for some good fatty fries or a very rich brownie? (And I mean the ones with real butter, not the kind of brownie with secret healthy ingredients)

Green power smoothie

Green power smoothie

Well, I’m afraid that just by asking these questions I’m demonstrating exactly why I’m unfit for a whole vegan, paleo or whatever kind of diet.
This doesn’t mean I’m eating unhealthy, or that I’m not up for a good vegan or paleo meal of course. After all, I do love to eat nice food!

And sometimes, I think of something new to eat, prepare it and while having it I have an epiphany: Am I eating something vegan at this very moment? Well blimey, I am!

You see, I was kind of proud of my unintentionally vegan discovery. Normally, going vegan, even if it is just for one meal, would be very challenging for me. Something vegetarian is easy, but to also leave out all dairy products (no cheese!) AND eggs would pretty difficult.

Now, this isn’t the most difficult of recipes, in fact, it’s not even a real recipe… I mean, throwing together two sorts of fruit and adding some coconut milk (cause it gives you that nice summer vibe), isn’t exactly haute cuisine. It’s a full breakfast on its own, but I also like to top it with some granola for a bit of crunch.

Bon appétit!

Green power smoothie

Green power smoothie

Green power smoothie with avocado, banana and coconut
Serves: 1 large smoothie
  • ½ avocado, peeled and cut in big chunks
  • ½ banana, peeled and cut in big chunks
  • 150 ml of coconut milk
  1. Put everything in your blender and blend until you have a smooth mixture.


9 Responses

  1. Lois B (@PolishHousewife)

    I just saw this on Fridgg.com!

    I’m a big fan of green smoothies, but I haven’t tried avocado yet, mainly because our selection of avocados in Poland leaves a bit to be desired. The next time I find a good one; it’s getting the blender treatment!

    The photography in this post is beautiful, as always! Can I ask a blogger question and inquire about the spoons? I’ve been looking for something just like your white enamel spoons, but so far, I’ve only seen them on a website in New Zealand.

    • Eva in the Kitchen

      Hi Lois,
      Thanks for your comment, glad you like it! I love the spoons too, I bought the at a Dutch store called Dille & Kamille, they have a webshop. Unfortunately only available in Dutch and French, so I hope you understand one of those two languages ;-)

  2. Paul Reed

    My wife just made this last night and it turned out great!
    She improvised a bit. Yummy!
    Thanks for the great idea!

  3. lussy

    Thanks for the recipe…I can’t wait to try this recipe! I think it might be a winner for both my husband and the kids! Yum! Pinned and sharing.


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