A Date with Lucy

February 1, 2014

Lucy and I have been friends since high school. We share similar inclinations in terms of food, life, health and happiness. And so, every now and then (and not nearly often enough) we get together to talk about food, life, health and happiness. Our hopes and fears, too. Luce and I support each other, and I adore her inspiring musings on yoga. It’s really nice to just hang with someone who gets it, you know?

This past week I visited Lucy’s family home and we made green smoothies and coconunt flour pancakes. Lucy’s parents’ garden is a lush treat and her mum has such gorgeous utensils – prop heaven! We created the most nourishing morning, sitting in gentle sunshine with open hearts and full bellies, talking dreams.





Thanks for being you, Luce xo

Lucy’s Green Smoothie

Serves 1 as a meal or 2 as a snack

1 handful Spinach Leaves (young, baby ones are best if you’re going to be drinking them)
1 Banana, frozen
1/2 cup Blueberies, frozen
1 heaped tablespoon Raw Cacao Powder
1 tablespoon Gogi Berries
1-2 cups Coconut Water, depending on your desired volume (or regular water or milk)

* Optional: Vital Greens Powder, Chia Seeds.
* Tip: add rolled oats to make this a filling breakfast

1. Puree all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Dang, that was easy and delicious!


Heidi xo



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  • Sarah February 1, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Hi Heidi! I have that exact smoothie, with the Vital Greens powder and chia, for breakfast everyday. You are so right, it is easy and super delish! I love you blog, your outlook on life and thoughts on food! Sarah x

    • Heidi February 2, 2014 at 10:26 am

      Thank you so much, Sarah! I’m so keen on goji berries in this smoothie, I cannot wait to make it again x

  • Tori February 2, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    I am new to the wonderful world of the green smoothie – this is similar to the first I made, didn’t think to add cacao powder though, but I do have some so will try it! Perhaps goji berries next…

    • Heidi February 6, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      I’m just MAD about the goji berries in green smoothies, & usually I’m not a huge fan. Do try it! x

  • Angie February 5, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I, too, am new to Green Smoothies and purchased myself a Vitamix for my 40th last August. This has honestly been the best investment, even my husband looks forward to his morning mix of ‘whatever is on offer’ from the fridge/fruit bowl. But, my new favourite is…

    Spinach + 2 kale leaves
    1 Carrot
    1 Peach
    1 Cucumber
    1 Coconut (fresh) water and then scoop out the flesh
    Water if too thick

    The inclusion of the coconut flesh takes it to another level, and you feel totally energised.

    Have a lovely day.


    • Heidi February 6, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Oh what a great present, Angie! That’s excellent, how fabulous for you health. Yum! x