Summer Daze Green Smoothie 

Recipe from local vegan athlete Sam Sylvester

Smoothies are the perfect food for these hot days and this is one of my favorite recipes! 


  • 1 1/4 cup non dairy milk
  • 1 frozen banana 
  • 1 heaping cup chopped & destined kale (can substitute any green)
  • 1 Tablespoon peanutbutter or almond butter 
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seed or ground flax seeds 
  • ~1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dash of allspice 
  • 3-4 ice cubes 
  • Optional: squeeze of citrus or mint leaves.


Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until smooth. 

Makes 1 smoothie.

Sam has been an athlete all her life, competing in ultimate frisbee at the collegiate level, and for the past 4 years has embraced a complete vegan diet while maintaining her active lifestyle. 
She recently completed a 100 mile bike ride for Team in Training and has more triathlons and half marathons lined up for 2017.