• One Month Until School is Out Tropical Green Smoothie

    by Dorothy Reinhold on May 8, 2014


    Print This Post Print This Post Tropical Green Smoothie: Hints of Hawaii (pineapple juice, mango, banana, coconut water) sweeten this healthy green smoothie that goes down easy for breakfast.

    Ask my kids. It’s easy to be green if your mom makes you a shot of green smoothie for breakfast.

     The alarm rings far, far too early for teenagers at our house. 6 a.m. rise and shine, except it’s hard to be shiny when you are comatose.

    To make sure they get some vegetables in before dinner, I have taken to making up green smoothies for breakfast. This one, with its tropical flavors, was particularly popular.

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    Recipe: Tropical Green Smoothie

    Summary: Hints of Hawaii sweeten this healthy green smoothie that goes down easy for breakfast.

    Ingredients

    • 1 (5-ounce) clamshell Earthbound Farm Organic Power Greens (or your choice of greens)
    • 1 mango, skinned, seeded and diced (or about 1 cup frozen mango chunks)
    • 1/2 a banana
    • 1 cup coconut water
    • 1 (6-ounce) can pineapple juice
    • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (*see note below)
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Ice cubes (optional)

    Instructions

    1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and whirl until smooth. If you want it colder, whirl in a couple of ice cubes.
    2. If making the night before, store in the refrigerator.
    3. Serves 2-3.

    *Chia seed note

    If you are drinking the smoothie immediately, you might like to grind the chia seeds first. It takes chia seeds about 20+ minutes to hydrate if they are left whole, so if I am making this the night before and keeping it in the refrigerator for breakfast the next day, I can throw them in whole. If I am making it that morning and serving immediately to people who don’t like possibly gritty seeds in their drink, I will grind them before adding. As they hydrate, chia absorb water and the outside of the seed gets gel-like. Pretty cool.

    Recipe source

    Adapted from and based on a green smoothie I had at the blogging conference Big Traveling Potluck 2, prepared by Earthbound Farm.

    Preparation time: 5 minutes
    Diet type: Vegan
    Diet tags: Reduced fat, Raw
    Number of servings (yield): 2
    Culinary tradition: USA (General)
    My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 

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