Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pineapple-spinach smoothie

So far, kale has been my favorite green to put in green smoothies (no surprise there), but I've used spinach and chard too. Spinach has a more assertive taste, and it's been a bit overwhelming in a couple of my smoothies. I found that pineapple stands up to spinach pretty well, so that's been my spinach smoothie strategy. You still get some nice spinach notes without feeling like you're drinking a spinach salad. And the color is gorgeous to boot.

Pineapple-spinach smoothie

1/2 cup orange or pineapple juice
3/4 cup frozen pinapple
1/2 banana
Big handful spinach (maybe about 1/2 cup?)
1 tbsp ground flax seed

Blend.

2 comments:

Ayun Halliday said...

oh! delicious! I just made one with rice water instead of the oj and banana. wahoo!

Anonymous said...

My mom has made me pineapple spinach smoothies since I was a little girl. It was the only way I'd get my veggies in!
Try a handful of spinach, a medium apple peeled and diced, about 10 walnut pieces, tsp cinnamon, about 3/4 cup almond or soy milk. Wonderful!!!