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Start Your Day Off Right Smoothie


Alas, I have to admit that my nutrition has slipped a bit lately. No word of a lie, it used to be stellar. Now, it’s just MEH, at best. I started a new job, I was travelling a lot, I fell in love with someone from the other end of town, then we moved in together, and I added a few members to my family. You get it, life got busy….

For a while I felt ashamed that as a nutritionist who supposedly knows all the tips and tricks in the book, I couldn’t get my shit together and apply any of my great advice to myself. But several months of throwing myself a pity party and physically feeling like crap got old, and so I decided to pull up my big girl pants and actually do something about it.

I decided that my first step would be to start my day off right with a super nutritious breakfast. I knew that if I could accomplish something positive first thing in the morning, I would feel good about myself and I would be more likely to stay on track the rest of the day. I’ve done this with workouts before and I knew how much it could boost my self esteem!

However since I am always short on time in the morning, I knew a smoothie was the only way to go because they are quick and easy and portable! Plus this way I could stealthily sneak in several servings of fruits and veggies into my diet. However, I also knew I had to find out a way to disguise the taste of any added vegetables or I wouldn’t want to drink it!

I ended up with a smoothie that tastes incredible, has tons and tons – and tons – of nutrients, contains five servings of fruits and veggies, is macronutrient balanced, and fills you up for hours. It’s so great that I almost called it The Miracle Smoothie. It’s that good!

Start Your Day Off Right Smoothie


  • 1/2 cup of 1% milk (or unsweetened vanilla cashew milk)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 ounce (snack size) fat-free peach yogurt
  • 1 cup mixed frozen berries
  • 1 frozen banana, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen kale or spinach
  • 1/3 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins +)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp maple syrup


  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender in the order listed
  2. Blend until smooth


Michelle Vodrazka
Owner, PRO Trainer, Nutritionist

Michelle Vodrazka is an internationally recognized personal trainer, fitness instructor, nutritionist, with over 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. She is a national fitness competitor and best-selling author of three healthy eating cookbooks.