Tropical green smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie, Snack, Breakfast
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Serves: 5
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 -3 cups baby organic spinach, loosely packed
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2-3 frozen bananas
  • Juice of one grapefruit or one large lemon
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut, optional (added at the very end)
Instructions
  1. ** You can make this in any decent blender (usually glass container), but it's imperative that you liquify the spinach in the water first before adding frozen fruit.**
  2. Add 2 cups water to blender or Vita-Mix.
  3. Add in spinach.
  4. Blend until spinach is liquid.
  5. Add in frozen pineapple and blend well.
  6. Add in frozen bananas and blend well.
  7. Squeeze in grapefruit juice or lemon juice.
  8. Blend pitcher well.
  9. If adding coconut, do it at the very end and don't overmix. I like the texture of the coconut in the smoothie as it gives me a bit of a chew to the smoothie.
  10. ** This makes a LARGE pitcher of smoothie which is enough for my family of 5. Or enough for 2 days for my hubby and me. You can cut recipe in half for 2-3 servings.**
  11. ANOTHER TIP: I pour these into half quart mason jars and screw the lids on and store in fridge. Smoothie will keep 2 days, and packs well for lunches or on the go. Just shake well and add a straw.
Recipe by Creative Kitchen at https://creativekitchenadventures.com/2013/08/04/tropical-green-smoothie/