These first days of Fall, I feel my energy levels running a bit low so this afternoon I decided to make a pick-me-UP smoothie from some foods I had stocked in my fridge and pantry. Luckily the energy-boosting ingredients, like organic flax seed and extra virgin organic coconut oil, played together nicely with the other nutritious additions.

It’s important to have a well-stocked kitchen at times like this, when your brain is a bit fuzzy and you are tired. Please see Linda Bonvie’s, “Essentials For a Well-Stocked Pantry,” series for ways to create a healthy kitchen environment in your home.

“Pick-Me-UP during the Fall” Smoothie

Makes 1

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 6 cashews
  • ½ cup pineapple, fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin organic coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon Wild Oats brand flax seed
  • 1 cup raw greens, like kale or spinach, fresh or frozen

Blend a-way to help boost your health!

Please share with us your own kitchen concoction energy-boosting smoothie ideas!

Tom Casey
Amy Clark
Angelika Torres
Anthony Zolezzi
Chelsea Vurciaga
Dave Carter
Elizabeth Chatellier, MA, RDN
Linda Bonvie
Liz Latham
Sebrina Zerkus Smith
Guest Voices

Is Hydroponic Farming Organic?

Here at Wild Oats we’re all about organics and informing our community on how to nourish their bodies and minds with the best. In most recent news, it’s hydroponic and aquaponic farming, in fact, this alternative method of producing fruits

Five Thanksgiving Sides Dishes You Need to Try

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and although the talk is all about Turkey, sides might be my favorite part of the entire meal. While on the hunt for some new favorite side dishes, I found these delicious recipes that

Wild Oats Announces Next Step in Affordable Organics Movement

First off, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our amazing customers for their ongoing support as we continue to lead the effort to make affordable organics available to all. As many of you know, Wild Oats has

Eating Versus Drinking Calories: What’s the Difference?

According to researchers, your brain registers liquid calories differently than it does from eating solid foods. For example, say you were to drink a tall glass of orange juice. OJ is naturally high in sugar, and sugar contains calories. An

Lovely White Beans with Rice

Over fifteen years ago, the mother of my first boyfriend taught me how to make the most delicious white beans with rice. White beans add a wonderful body to any rice or pasta dish. This recipe is based on her

Email Signup

Follow Us Online

Latest Posts

Our Bloggers