Green Drink for My Coder

Yield: 2-3 cups

Only make as much as you can drink at once. As soon as the ingredients are broken up by the blender they begin to break down. In nature, cells that break down are rotting. This healthy concoction loses nutritional value the longer it sits around, even in the fridge. So get that stuff down gullets ASAP.

My coder usually drinks two a day, not because she’s on a diet but because she can keep coding while “eating.” We go through Greek yogurt, spinach, and frozen fruit quickly.

Plus plain Greek yogurt


  • Enough kale or spinach to fill 1/3 of blender cup when packed down (kale is more nutrient-dense but has stronger flavor so use less than with spinach)
  • frozen strawberries (good source of vitamin C and cheaper than fresh)
  • frozen bananas (this is how I use overripe bananas: slice and freeze; good potassium source)
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs cocoa powder
  • 1-3 tsp bee pollen
  • ¼ cup Plain Greek yogurt (a few heaping spoonfulls will do)
  • 1-2 Tbs chia seeds (protein!)
  • Water

Except for bee pollen, I get everything from Costco.


  • NutriBullet or blender that can handle frozen fruit
  • Medium sized NutriBullet cup, holds about 3 cups


Load blender in the order of the ingredients.

Rinse then pack kale or spinach so it fills 1/3 of the container.

Add rest of ingredients except water.

Add water slowly until it reaches right under the fill line or ¾ of the container. Do not overfill. You will be sorry.

Screw on blade and blend until everything looks well-combined, about 20 seconds.

Drink up!

Your Turn

What is your favorite smoothie concoction?

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