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Afternoon Pick-me-up Smoothie

Afternoon Pick-me-up Smoothie

A few years ago I started to gradually change my diet. Not in an attempt to lose weight but with a desire to fuel my body with the good stuff, to prevent diseases and form good habits in eating. I would say I was quite successful and most of my meals are plant-based and healthy.

One area I still need to work on is snacking. I cannot eat just three times a day; I need snacks. Lately, I have been looking for healthier snacks to have on hand. With any meal, not just snacks, the key is to be prepared. If I have healthy food at home, I will eat healthy food. If I have junk, I will eat junk.

So I started to bring cherry tomatoes, nuts or smoothie to work to have something healthy to snack on. My favorite smoothie is a peanut-butter-chocolate smoothie, but that is more like a dessert than a healthy smoothie, so I recently started to prepare this bright green, refreshing smoothie. The smoothie is rather thick so you may want to add more milk.


Afternoon Pick-me-up Smoothie

Servings: 2


  • 350ml milk (e.g., rice or almond)
  • 2-3 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 banana
  • ½ mango
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 rounded tablespoons of baobab powder (optional)


Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you are using an immersion blender like me, put all ingredients into a tall container and blend with an immersion blender until smooth.