September 17, 2013


happy tuesday, everyone!

one of the many perks of temporarily living at tay's parents house
is learning the many tricks of the trade of healthy eating.

tonight, mama hawkins and i ventured into the slightly intimidating world of
green smoothies
with a very basic recipe that was actually super good!
i've always been kindof skeptical about green smoothies..
i mean, carrots? spinach? broccoli? 
in smoothies?
no, thanks.
not to mention all those types of seeds.
but this one really exceeded my expectations, so i wanted to share!
here's what you need:

1/2 banana, peeled
1+1/2 cups of green grapes
1 medium orange (recipe says about 5.5 oz), whole, peeled but with pith intact
1 inch thick slice of pineapple with core, peeled (we used frozen pineapples)*
1+1/2 cup of packed fresh spinach
(if you aren't a huge fan of spinach, i would recommend using a little less, it's pretty a dominant flavor)
1/8 teaspoon grated lime zest
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 cup of ice cubes
*we actually used a tropical fruit frozen mix and added mangos too!

add all the ingredients to your blender or vitamix, turn on the machine
and slowly increase the speed to 10, then high

give it a try and let me know what you think!
oh, and if you have any other good green smoothie recipes,
please leave me a comment below!

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  1. Dang it. I was so excited. But I'm trying not to eat certain things, Pineapple, Banana and Agave included. Psssshhh I still might have to try it. Looks pretty amazing.

    1. shoot! just try it-it's healthy! that's a good excuse!

  2. Did it taste like lawn clippings? Cause I am a skeptic! It sure does look pretty though, doesn't it?

    1. hahaha a little bit, not gonna lie. i've heard that if you replace the spinach with kale, it makes it taste less "planty". you should try it though-i was skeptical too but it really wasn't bad!