This is a kid friendly smoothie (adult too). If you want to start green and don’t know where, try this one!
Yields approx. 4 servings 8 oz.
½ banana, peeled
1 ½ C green grapes
1 medium orange, whole, peeled with pith intact
1 ince think slice pineapple with core, peeled
2 C fresh spinach, packed
1 whole diameter slice of lime ½ inch-1 inch thick, unpeeled
1-2 T honey or sweetener of choice
1 C ice cubes *
Place all ingredients in a blender and whiz until combined.
*ice may be omitted if fruits or spinach is frozen, add ¾ C water instead
This smoothie is ideal to drink along with meals or snacks that contain fat and protein for a slower absorption rate. To make it a meal in itself try adding coconut oil or flax seed oil (1-2 T) for healthy fat along with chia seeds (1-2 T) for added fiber and protein. These additions will help to maintain an even blood sugar for steady energy.