Tropical Green Smoothie

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Green smoothies are all the rage these days. It’s no wonder with all the vitamins you can pack into a blender. They are super healthy and can be very tasty. Think about it, what a way to start your day. Making the taste of a green smoothie something you crave is the key. I like to think about it as a tropical paradise in a cup. There is something about starting your day off with breakfast you know is super healthy that make the day go better.

You’ll need

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple

    • When fresh pineapple is in season dice it up and flash freeze on cookie sheets. Store in freezer safe plastic bags
    • Use canned pineapple juice when it’s on sale and freeze it in ice cube trays, store the frozen cubes in freezer safe ziplock bags.
    • When you open a can of crushed or sliced pineapple and don’t use it all, freeze the remainder for use in smoothies.

  • 1 Frozen banana

    • Once they have gone uneaten on your counter toss them in the freezer, peel and all. The peels turn black but the fruit stays unharmed and adds a wonderful texture for your smoothies. Just slice off the peel and discard when ready to use.

  • 1 fresh orange

    • In a pinch orange juice will work also

  • 2 big handfuls of fresh baby spinach

  • Cold brewed green tea or other liquid of your choice.

I have recently discovered that brewed green tea is a wonderful liquid for smoothies. Green tea is so healthy for you also.

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Place the pineapple, banana, and spinach in the blender. Squeeze the juice from the orange, or pour about ½ cup of orange juice in. Start with 1 cup cold brewed green tea, or other liquid of your choice. Water will work also.

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Blend on high, until nice and smooth. Adjust the texture to your personal taste by adding more liquid or a few ice cubes.

This is a wonderfully refreshing smoothie to start your day with.

Tips:
When fruit is at its peak in the stores, and prices are low, slice and flash freeze it for use in smoothies.

If you make too large of a batch, freeze the leftovers in small containers. Place in the fridge at night to thaw and you have a perfect smoothie in the morning ready to go. The kids love frozen smoothies after school, just like ice cream.

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