July 23, 2015
Banana Pineapple Green Smoothie
I absolutely LOVE my green smoothies. I try to have at least one green smoothie per day! I have been flooded with people asking me for more green smoothie ideas and since I aim to please…I’m going to be posting a new smoothie recipe each week along with a few tips I’ve learned along the way. Each week I will pick a few fruits and experiment each day with different combinations and post my favorite!
Here are some basic guidelines to get you going.
(taken from www.simplegreensmoothies.com )
Once you master the art of green smoothie making you can experiment and make your own yummy creations, but winging it right out of the gate…might not be the best idea.
This week’s Green Smoothie:
2 Cups Kale
2 Cups Cashew Milk (or coconut water)
1 Cup Pineapple
1 Handful of Ice*
1 TBS Chia Seeds
½ TBS Vanilla
*I normally opt for frozen fruit instead of ice but in this recipe it works great. The banana adds enough thickness.
The cashew milk makes the combo of sweet and nutty flavor delicious! For a more tropical version try using coconut water or coconut milk.
How to make the Best Green Smoothies:
- Blend the liquid and greens together first – this helps avoid any large clumps
- I use fresh spinach/kale that I freeze – stay fresh longer and helps to make a cold creamy smoothie
- Make smoothies ahead of time for one the go, in a rush meal ideas – Mason jars work great for storage – 2-3 days max in the refrigerator.
- Add in a cup of plain greek yogurt – makes for an extra thick smoothie. 🙂
If you have any fruit/veggies you would like to incorporate leave a comment and I will experiment!