So we all know that Green Smoothies are all the rage in nutrition circles, and it is even expanding to the general population. And for good reason! Greens are easily one of the top healthiest, most nutritious food groups on the planet. They are great for your bones, brain, heart, gut, blood, hair, skin… etc.
But it seems like kind of a lot to eat four to six cups of leafy greens every single day. Like, a girl can only have so many salads.
But, it is super easy to drink a cup of greens every day!
Enter the green drink. Just tossing a handful of spinach into a smoothie instantly elevates it from ‘laziest breakfast ever’ to ‘I’m a nutritional goddess’.
In keeping with my Rainbow of Smoothie series, I had to come up with a green smoothie that really knocked it out of the park. With a little experimentation, I finally hit upon what is now my absolute new favorite green drink!
- 2 peeled kiwi fruits
- 1/2 cup fresh, frozen, or canned pineapple
- 1 cup coconut water or milk
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 banana
Put all ingredients into blender, and blend until smooth! The kiwi and pineapple make this drink super tropical and tangy, I totally love it. If you don’t have coconut milk or water, you can use any type of plant milk, or plain old water to make it the right texture. Optionally you can add a handful of ice cubes for a slushier smoothie.