You may have noticed many of the recipes on my blog are not healthy. What can I say? I have a sweet tooth and desserts are so fun to make. To balance out my diet, I always share what I make so I don’t end up eating it all myself, and I eat nutritious meals during the week following my real food rules as closely as possible.
I recently participated in a green smoothie challenge as a way to get more fruits and vegetables in my diet. This is an adaptation of my favorite recipe from the challenge. The smoothie is on the thin side, which is perfect since I like to add chia seeds, but if you like a thick smoothie, you can use frozen fruit or reduce the amount of liquid. It can also be blended the night before and given a shake in the morning for a quick breakfast on the go.
Tropical Green Smoothie
- 3/4 cup pure, unsweetened coconut water
- 1 cup spinach, packed tightly
- 1/2 orange, peeled
- 1/2 cup pineapple, diced
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
Source: Simple Green Smoothies