Holiday Survival Smoothie [Recipe]


About two years ago, I became a little obsessed with smoothies. I had just gotten my very first high-powered blender (Thank you, Ninja Kitchen!) to test for work, and I fell in love.

Shortly after, I went home for Christmas and came back with a ton of fruit from my mom’s garden. I started blending, blending, blending and a smoothie breakfast became pretty standard in my house.

After many smoothie experiments, most of which I have truly enjoyed, I came up with what I think is by far my favorite smoothie ever: a blend of banana, avocado, apples and kale. Time and again, I go back to this one because of how creamy and filling it is.

Although I typically make it with Greek yogurt as a base, last year I developed this “survival” smoothie recipe using coconut water and almond milk. It’s completely vegan, gluten-free and great for when you’re feeling sluggish thanks to all of the holiday eating. In fact, I now can’t get through the busy holiday season (or the new year) without relying on this smoothie to power me through.

Check out my Holiday Survival Smoothie recipe on SheKnows!

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Mamas Latinas: December 2015

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My New Job at Brit+Co!

mynewjob2015I have BIG news!

As of today, I have joined Brit+Co as their new freelance lifestyle community editor.

My new job is pretty great, to be honest. The company is based in San Francisco, but I will continue to work from my home in New York City. Mostly, I am thrilled to join the lifestyle team at a company that is committed to inspiring women and girls to be more creative. As the lifestyle editor, I will be overseeing food (duh!), pets and weddings content.

I’m really excited to get started, and I can’t wait to see what the end of 2015 brings and – even better – all of my adventures in 2016.

P.S. If you’re a publicist friend looking to reconnect or pitch me in any of these areas, you can email me here.

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Mamas Latinas: November 2015

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Jennifer Lopez & Eva Longoria star in new TV shows + other Latinos who will rule our screens

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Blake Lively & Jessica Alba + 10 other celebs who LOVE to cook

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Michelle Rodriguez is really into motorcycles + 11 other celeb secret hobbies


9 Inventions for curly haired women that need to happen ASAP

7 Beauty tricks that will improve your love life


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Brit+Co: October & November 2015


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