Pina Colada Green Smoothie

green smoothie pina colada

If you follow me on facebook or instagram , you probably already know I love green smoothies.  It’s an amazing way to get your daily allotment of vegetables and leafy greens.  But, the art of making a delicious green smoothie can be difficult.  Luckily, I’ve experimented with some delicious creations (and some pretty terrible ones).  My go-to recipe is below.  Packed with over 100% of your daily recommended vitamin C, and additional iron, and omegas, this is sure you have you feelin’ good!

Piña Colada Green Smoothie

  • 1 cup pineapple (note: If you have a Vitamix, you can blend the pineapple core too!)
  • 1 banana, ripened
  • 2 tablespoons coconut, dry and shredded
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons plain, unsweetened greek yogurt (omit if vegan)
  • 1/2 cup water (adjust for desired consistency)
  • 1/2 cup ice (omit if using frozen fruit)

Add water, flaxseed, fruit, yogurt, and lettuce in that order.  Blend until desired consistency is reached.

vitamix green smoothie

Tip – Blender having trouble tackling those greens?  Blend your greens with the liquid first, then add the rest of your ingredients!

Did You Know? Flax seeds are filled with omega-3 fatty acids, which has been shown to reduce cholesterol, and lower your risk for heart disease

 

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