Lately, I’ve been loving starting my morning off with a green smoothie. It’s not only healthy; it’s yummy as well – just don’t be turned off by the color! The best part of this smoothie is that you can really customize it to your taste preferences or what you have on hand. Check out more info on substitutions after the directions below.
- two handfuls of baby spinach leaves*
- 1 banana**
- 1 handful pineapple chunks***
- 1/2 cup water (add more as needed)
- ice (optional)
- Throw all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend well and add more water as needed.
*Any leafy green vegetable like kale or arugula will work, but spinach has a pretty mild flavor in comparison. **You don’t have to use bananas, but it gives the smoothie a creamy texture which is a typical smoothie base. ***Light colored fruits like green grapes, pears, mangos, etc keep your smoothie a bright green while darker fruits like berries will make it muddier but still oh-so-delicious. Try a bunch of combinations to find your favorite, this one just happens to be mine.