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One Month Until School is Out Tropical Green Smoothie

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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