I never crave vegetables on Mondays. On the first day back on the clock after a relaxing weekend, my stomach growls for sweet treats rather than greens. But Jessica Alba‘s holistic nutritionist, Kelly LeVeque, has a solid green smoothie recipe to fuel herself through the week so she can enjoy a chocolatey reward once Friday hits.
If you know anything about LeVeque, it’s that she loves her Fab Four Smoothies. While she recommends them to all her clients—Alba, included!—she practices what she preaches. While there are plenty of more decadent smoothie options in her repertoire, she saves them for after she loads up on vitamins and nutrients. “I normally go green on Mondays and work my way into that chocolate peanut butter cup by Friday,” she writes on Instagram.
And what better way to increase your veggie intake—and fight off work-week anxiety—than a “spa smoothie”? To kick off her Mondays, LeVeque drinks up a mix that’s loaded with plant-based protein, healthy fats, and energizing citrus. Basically, it’s just the kind of pampering your body needs to make it to Friday. When there’s no time for cucumbers on your eyes, you blend them up for breakfast with this green smoothie recipe.
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Kelly LeVeque’s spa smoothie
1 serving vanilla protein powder (20 to 30g)
2 Tbsp chia seeds
squeeze of lemon juice
handful of spinach
1 small Persian cucumber (optional)
1/4 cup mint leaves (optional)
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
For some more smoothies to add into your weekly line-up, try this eight-ingredient option a functional doctor makes every morning. And while you’re at it, maybe add in Vanessa Hudgens’ four favorite smoothie ingredients, too.
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