This great breakfast drink and even better Summer meal replacement is loaded with the “good stuff” for a “healthy gut.” So when the folks at LIFEWAY Kefir came to me and asked me to create some summer recipes I jumped at the chance to develop this beautifully green, creamy, sweet, light and refreshing probiotic smoothie using their product. Loaded with tart green apple, iron-infused spinach, creamy cashew butter and dates to make it sweet. This anytime beverage gives me the feeling of being on a tropical island somewhere where palm trees blow. LOL! (maybe that’s where we came up with the name). All I need now is an umbrella and a beach towel. Here’s to finally enjoying drinking to your health!


3 c. spinach
1 1/2 c LIFEWAY Kefir, Plain
3 Dates, Pitted
1/2 Granny Smith Green Apple, Cut, Cored and Sliced (skin on)
1 Banana
2 Tbs. Cashew Butter
1 scoop Protein Powder, Vanilla
Ice Cubes
1/4 c. Organic Coconut, Shaved


In a blender add all the ingredients and blend on high until ingredients are blended thoroughly. Drink and enjoy!