Monday, January 7, 2013

“Green” smoothie–Tropical Version

I’ve been interested in trying a green smoothie for awhile and I finally decided to make one last week.  I’ve been doing horrible with eating enough fruits and veggies so I figured this would be a way to get in at least a couple servings, and I could drink one as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.  I found this recipe on Skinnytaste and modified it according to what I had on hand, since Hubby ate all the bananas last week and I didn’t have Greek yogurt.  I’ve also read that adding in frozen blueberries will give it a purple color so it masks the green of the spinach.  Here’s what I added in mine:

  • 3/4 cup coconut almond milk
  • 6 oz Stonyfield strawberry yogurt (0% fat, 1o0 cal)
  • 1 snack size cup of pineapple chunks (drain the juice)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tbsp sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 1/4 cups ice
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

After dumping everything in a blender and pureeing for a few minutes, I got this:


The verdict?  SO GOOD!  You can’t taste the spinach at all – seriously.  All I tasted was coconut and pineapple.  I’m not sure how I would like other smoothie versions without the coconut, as I feel that helps hide the spinach but I’m curious to try more recipes!


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