4/17/2012

Green Goodness Smoothie


So I've got another green treat for you today. Before I tell ya the recipe, I feel the need to tell you that I find the idea of asparagus in a drink a bit unrefreshing. But I do love it as a garnish... :) I mentioned yesterday that I am sort of detoxing this week by drinking lots of water and eating lots of veggies. It is very hard being that I have probably inhaled two tons of chocolate over the last few months! But this green drink gave me the boost I needed...


Remember this big basket of goodies my mom sent to me? Well one of my gifts was a smoothie recipe book. In it was a recipe for a Green Gorilla. I changed some of the ingredients + the name. I think "Green Gorilla" has a strange connotation... Here is what you need and what to do:

1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup or more or less of pineapple juice 
1/2 of an avocado
2 cups of fresh spinach
1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup of frozen mango chunks
5-6 strawberries, hulled and halved
5 ice cubes

Put all of the ingredients in a blender. Add the pineapple juice last. Start with just a little. If you need more sweetness in your life, add more. If you have a mack-daddy blender, blending it up should take no time. If you have a cheapy blender (like me), then you might need to help it out a bit. It has a creamy texture and is very tasty! And you can't taste the spinach at all!

Let me know what you think if you try it out!

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12 comments:

  1. It looks so healthy, is it tasty, too?
    I'm thinking of trying it over the weekend!

    Maria

    http://www.unidentifiedlifestyle.com

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  2. It looks refreshing! We are debating about purchasing a Magic Bullet for smoothies. We have a good blender, but a pain to haul out and clean everyday.

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  3. I'm so ready for a glass of this right now for breakfast!

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  4. This sounds so interesting....and healthy. Is it good though? I mean--I LOVE avocado, but in a smoothie? I have to admit, I will probably be trying it--I am intrigued! :)

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  5. this sounds yummy! and I have to admit when I first saw that asparagus I cringed. LOL
    I have a Vita-mix and LOVE it- it was so worth the $$$ - we use it every single day. You can even make soups & sorbets with it. (think frozen banana & Nutella-yum)

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  6. Sounds pretty good, I'm intrigued by the addition of avocado, I think that would improve the smoothie texture. Must try soon!

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  7. Thanks for another green smoothie for my VitaMix - Always looking for new ideas

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  8. It's a pretty shade of green!! Looks and sounds delish!

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  9. tiffany, happy end of tax season! I hope yours went well and that you are able to get a little breather now. the two day extended deadline seemed to go on forever, to me! now go celebrate! donna

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  10. I love smoothies :) I will for sure give this one a try. I usually blend spinach, mangos and skim milk but this recipe looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. We've been trying to drink more green 'monster' smoothies at our home. Mango and avacado go great together, I used to make it for my babies. Thx for the smoothie recipe, love the ing.
    following you now from 33 Shades of Green linky party ;)

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  12. This sounds delicious and is not above my skill level - woohoo! Can't wait to try it.
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