If you follow me on Instagram (if not, please do! @livlight_), you know that I recently did a 5-day sugar detox put on by fellow Health Coach, Allison Donovan and Radiance Yoga. It was terrific, and, by the end of the fifth day, my sugar cravings had decreased and I was definitely feeling a bit lighter! One of my favorite recipes was Allie’s Italian soup! My family (even my one and four-year-old) and I loved it so much that I asked Allie if I could share it on the site. It’s easy and absolutely delicious!


  • 2 cups coconut water (100% pure, not from concentrate and not flavored)*
  • 1 frozen banana**
  • 1 large handful baby spinach
  • ¼ avocado
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao
  • 4 dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Small handful of ice


Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until very smooth. 

*Can sub cow’s milk or unsweetened nut milk if no allergies
**Peel ripe bananas and store in a ziplock in the freezer