As you may remember a few weeks back we were part of a spring salad celebration with Joyous Health aka:  Joy McCarthy!

We decided to get some babes again and do Spring smoothie swap! 

First up – one of our favourites at RBN – it reminds us of being in Central America – where we gorge ourselves on fresh fruit especially white pineapple (yes that’s a thing – a tad firmer and less sweet).  This little beauty is super easy, fresh and highly addictive! 

Pina Colada Smoothie

1/2 cup pineapple

1 small chunk ginger

1/4 cashews, raw

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon bee pollen

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1/2 cup coconut milk 

Water* to thin out

To do:  Chop ginger and pineapple for easier blending.  Add in all ingredients and cover with milk and water (enough to blend smoothly).  Drink and picture those waves rolling in!  Tastes like summer and super great for you!

BROMELAIN:  Active enzyme in pineapple that is super anti-inflammatory and great after a surgery.  Because it’s an enzyme that digests proteins it’s also great for digestive issues.  

BEE POLLEN: Bee pollen is the food of the young bee and it is approximately 40% protein. It is considered one of nature’s most nourishing foods. About half of its protein is in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be used directly by the body.

COCONUT OIL: Okay we know how much I 💚 this guy!  Anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and great for gut health! 

GINGER: The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It’s a very powerful spice!  Great for indigestion, nausea, and colds and flu.  Also great for morning sickness – but always check with your doctor. 


Some of my favourite lady friends are sharing their spring smoothies too!

Joy McCarthy of Joyous Health (all things nutrition, food and lifestyle) shares her Chocolate and Beet SMOOTHIE bowl!

Superstar Nutritionist Rachel Molenda shares her Gut loving SMOOTHIE!

Gracie Carroll, super entrepreneur and The Chic Canuck founder goes crazy for her Glowing green SMOOTHIE!

Marni Wasserman – another super star nutritionist and author of Plant Based Diet & Fermenting for Dummies has us slowing down for her Slow down SMOOTHIE bowl!

Double Whammy comes from Becka Crowe from Going Grainless AND Rachel Molenda using Avocado as their base in this vibrant take on SMOOTHIE BOWLS

The stunning beauty Jasmine Baker behind For the Love of Food has us jumping for JOY with this beauty:

Cocoa the Jumping Monkey”

Smoothie Ingredients

1 banana

1 shot of brewed espresso or 1/2 cup of rich, string french press coffee

1 teaspoon of ghee or coconut oil

1 scoop of protein powder (I use hemp)

1 scoop collagen

1 Tablespoon of raw cocoa powder

1/4 cup of almonds (or any other nut that you prefer)

1 cup of coconut milk or any nut milk

fresh ice


1 teaspoon chia seeds 

1 teaspoon raw cocoa nibs

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 

First combine your coffee and choice of oil (ghee or coconut oil) in blender so the oil can melt with the heat of the coffeeThen add all other smoothie ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.Transfer into a tall glass and top with the above garnish.  Drink and go conquer the world!

***Repeat daily, as required 😉


Toronto’s sweetheart Michelle Jobin goes stylish with her aptly named The Greenery (Pantone colour for 2017)!

Mmmmm I don’t know about you guys but we’re excited to try a of these!  As always tag us in your posts and share share SHARE!


rb and crew 💜



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