Jun 25, 2013

Fresh Green Smoothie

Fresh Green Smoothie

A friend and I were talking about the new trend in town; green smoothies. Well, our conversation was more about how foul some of them taste. A lot of them, really. It’s like gulping down a mixture of ditch water with fuzzy dead vegetation. No matter how healthy certain things are, and I’m sure they are, if they’re not tasty it’s a no-go area for me.

I told her I’d try to come up with a basic green smoothie that was more than the classic: ‘I can keep it down, but that’s about it’. A beginners smoothie, if you will. A virgin smoothie!

Not sure if it’s that healthy anymore with all the fruit juice, but it sure turned out to be one seriously tasty green smoothie. And that’s all that matters as long as there’s some extra vitamins lingering in the back ground.

 

Ingredients:

1 cup spinach
1 small banana
1/2 avocado
juice of 1 lime
1 cup pineapple juice
1 or 2 tbsp honey
6 ice cubes

 

Directions:

Washed and dried spinach is all the leafy green I can handle in a smoothie. Remove the stalks.
Fresh Green Smoothie

Peel and slice up the banana, add them to your blender as well as 1/2 an avocado and the lime juice.
Fresh Green Smoothie

Add 1 or 2 tbsp good-quality honey. Love the label on this jar.
Fresh Green Smoothie

1 cup pineapple juice. This was organic juice, it felt like the right thing to buy for this.
Fresh Green Smoothie

In go the ice cubes.
Fresh Green Smoothie

And blitz, blitz, blitz until you have a smoothie so green it looks like something that belongs on a nuclear power plant.
Fresh Green Smoothie

I had to bribe the kid into trying this green concoction, but he really liked it! So did I.
Fresh Green Smoothie

Fresh Green Smoothie
Ingredients
    1 cup spinach
    1 small banana
    1/2 avocado
    juice of 1 lime
    1 cup pineapple juice
    1 or 2 tbsp honey
    6 ice cubes

Directions
    Combine all ingredients in a blender and blitz until it’s a smooth, green smoothie.

Meal type: Smoothies, Drinks
Servings: 2
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    8 Comments »

    1. 1

      Sounds yummy! An easy way to add super awesome nutritional value-without compromising taste, is to add a Tbl of coconut oil and another Tbl of ground flaxseed-that will balance out all of the fruit. 
      Yumminess!!!

      Heather on Jun 26, 2013 @ 10:03 am Reply
      1. Love the idea! Gonna try it soon.

        Kay on Jun 28, 2013 @ 1:06 pm Reply
    2. 2

      Ok, I’ll give this one a try – definitely looks much more appetizing than the ones I have seen a co-worker have on her desk!

      Tammi on Jun 26, 2013 @ 3:22 pm Reply
      1. I’ve seen some of them that made me cringe. Like drinking liquified grass :)

        Kay on Jun 28, 2013 @ 1:06 pm Reply
    3. 3

      Oh that looks good! I have been drinking a green smoothie every day for about 4 months now. I started by following the gals on the Simple Green Smoothie website and joining their 30 day challenge 2 months ago. They have another one starting on July 1st. In the least, sign up to get the weekly shopping list and recipes. It’s FREE! http://simplegreensmoothies.com/30-day-challenge
      Lisa (Twitter: MidwestWoman)

      Lisa Logan on Jun 26, 2013 @ 5:28 pm Reply
      1. Will do!! Thanks for letting me know!

        Kay on Jun 26, 2013 @ 5:43 pm Reply
    4. 4

      Yummy and so healthy!! I love avocado in my green smoothies too!!

      Kiran @ KiranTarun.com on Jun 27, 2013 @ 7:20 am Reply
      1. It makes it so creamy and rich!

        Kay on Jun 28, 2013 @ 1:05 pm Reply

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