the baker upstairs: tropical green smoothie

9.10.2014

tropical green smoothie

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Good morning! I have a super tasty smoothie to share today that's a perfect way to start the day! Geoff and I have been watching a lot of food documentaries lately (which I am loving) and it has been really inspiring us to keep making healthy changes in our life. We watched Hungry for Change a few nights ago and it really resonated with me. I love the idea of adding so many good things into your diet (and your life, really) that the things that aren't so great get crowded out. I hate feeling like I'm restricted or I can't eat things that I like, but I also know that when I'm eating good healthy food I feel better about myself and about the world around me.

In any case, we've been trying to squeeze in a lot more fruits and vegetables, and smoothies are one of my favorite ways to do that! This tropical green smoothie is super easy to make (my three year old added all the ingredients to the blender and helped me push the button to blend it) and super delicious as well! I love that the banana makes it sweet enough that you don't have to add any sweetener, and it's pretty great that my kids will drink spinach (which they would never even look at otherwise) if I blend it up with a bunch fruit. This is definitely one to make again!

Tropical Green Smoothie

1 cup fresh spinach
1/2 cup mango (I used frozen mango chunks)
1 kiwi, skin removed
1/2 green apple, cut into chunks
1 banana
3/4 cup almond milk (or soy milk, coconut milk, etc.)
1/2 cup ice

Add all ingredients to a blender, placing the heavier ingredients on top. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

adapted from Life Made Simple


And just for fun, here's a picture of my little smoothie helper. She was super proud of herself for adding all the ingredients, and ended up drinking more than half of the smoothie by herself. It's definitely Lizzy-approved!

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1 comment :

  1. When I started my Green drink, It tasted horrible to me at first. Then, someone told me that when your body is highly acidic it's not going to taste good until your body becomes more alkaline. Well, it happened to be the case for me and It started to taste a little better.

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