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A Simple Green Vegan Smoothie

A Simple Green Vegan Smoothie | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

Hello everyone! How are you all doing today? I have another great read for you this week – a piece about celebrating small victories by Lindsay of Cotter Crunch. I came across her post by happenstance, but it was exactly what I needed to read right now. In her post, Lindsay talked about how we always see people’s “big” victories online and through social media, which can often make our small victories seem inadequate. But she posted this really great quote to combat that thought: “You may not be where you want to be, but thank God you aren’t where you used to be.” Amen to that!

Reading those words meant a lot to me, because I’ve been feeling frustrated that I haven’t come farther in my health journey. I thought I would be entirely healed by now, or at least figured out why I’ve been having such terrible digestive issues. I was lamenting these things to my doctor, who essentially said: “Think about where you were a few months ago. And think about where you are now. Can’t you see that you’ve come so far?” And I stopped to think about it and realized…. yes, I have come far! A few months ago I was barely getting out of bed in the morning. I was so sick I didn’t care about my future in nutrition, or even about my blog. It didn’t matter what happened to me because I didn’t have any hope that I would get better. But now I care! Now I’m getting out of bed in the morning, working on my blog, looking at nutrition programs – doing all of the things that seemed so unattainable a just a few months ago. I may not be where I want to be yet, but thank God I’m not where I used to be.

And that’s really the crux of the whole thing. When you step back and get a little perspective, you realize that the small victories ARE big victories in their own right. And sure, maybe we didn’t graduate from grad school or get married or win the Nobel Peace Prize, or whatever it is these other people have done on social media. But each small victory is a step in the right direction, towards that big goal or dream or wish. And that – moving forward – is what really counts.

A Simple Green Vegan Smoothie | Well and Full | #vegan #recipeA Simple Green Vegan Smoothie | Well and Full | #vegan #recipeA Simple Green Vegan Smoothie | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

A Simple Green Vegan Smoothie | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe
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A Simple Green Vegan Smoothie

This simple, green vegan smoothie is full of natural vitamins and nutrients like potassium from bananas and iron from kale.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Frozen Mango
  • 1 Banana Fresh or Frozen
  • 2 Cups Kale
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk or Coconut Water

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve and enjoy!

A Simple Green Vegan Smoothie | Well and Full | #vegan #recipeA Simple Green Vegan Smoothie | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

Quote of the Day:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

– Proverbs 3:5-6

15 Comments

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    dixya | food, pleasure, and health
    March 1, 2016 at 10:03 am

    every word on Lindsay’s post spoke to me..such a well written, honest piece right? additionally, here is another one i really enjoyed reading. i hope you dont mind me sharing this.. http://www.lovelifesurf.com/to-less-noise-and-small-victories/

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      Sarah
      March 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      No I’m glad you shared it!! :D

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    Aimee / Wallflower Girl's Kitchen
    March 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

    How does everything you make look so beautiful and vibrant? Sounds divine!

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      Sarah
      March 1, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      Aww thank you Aimee!! :D

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    Amy | Lemon and Coconut
    March 1, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    That’s right, it’s so hard to see victories too, and properly realise them, much easier to hold onto disappointments somehow. Sounds like you’ve come a long way already! I think what the nutritionist said about eating more fats could be something that makes you feel a lot better. Gorgeous smoothie! :)

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      Sarah
      March 1, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks Amy :) I have come a long way!

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    Megan
    March 1, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    THIS is exactly the post I needed to read today. Like, I had tears welling up as I read it. What an inspirational message – thank you.

    Glad to hear that you are on the mend. Maybe the battle hasn’t yet been won, but it sounds like a bigger victory than you’re giving yourself credit for ;)

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      Sarah
      March 1, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      Aww Megan! I’m glad this message reached you at a time when you needed it. Life works out funny that way :)

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    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    March 2, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Lindsay’s post really resonated with me too. Celebrating the small victories is so important, especially with blogging. I can imagine it’s even harder when it comes to your health but it sounds like you’ve made a lot of progress which is great. This smoothie could definitely make me feel better. I love the banana mango combo and adding kale is always a plus! :)

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      Sarah
      March 2, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Thanks for your sweet note Sarah :)

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    genevieve @ gratitude & greens
    March 2, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I feel like I need those words in bold sitting on my desk. Sometimes I need a reminder to stop kicking myself so hard for not being as far as I would like to be but those words really put things in perspective and is something Lewis used to tell me all the time. This green smoothie sounds so luscious! I really hope you feel better soon Sarah! <3

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      Sarah
      March 2, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks Gen <3

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    C25K Smoothies – The Spill Queen
    June 18, 2016 at 10:31 am

    […] A simple green vegan smoothie: 1 1/2 cup frozen mango, 1 banana, 2 cups kale, 1/2 cup almond milk or coconut water […]

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    Claire
    November 2, 2016 at 8:37 am

    its soooo good x

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      Sarah
      November 2, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Glad you like it, Claire!! :D

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