The perfect introduction to green smoothies. With coconut & tropical flavours you will never know there is spinach in it!
Can you all please just take a deep breath with me because in exactly 1 week it will be our wedding day *passes out*
Seriously? How is it nearly here already?? And why am I not freaking out more? Now I think I might go and freak out over the fact that I’m not freaking out.
If you’ve been following me on instagram you might have seen that I’ve started a love affair with green smoothies this year. It all started with Jen & Jadah over at Simple Green Smoothies…they offer a 30 day live green smoothie challenge 4 times a year. All free, and they send you recipes for every day and ingredients broken down into weekly shopping lists <- so great. I figured there was no better time to be doing it than for the month leading up to the wedding! Their whole philosophy is that it’s not a diet, not a meal replacement, just a fab, easy & delicious way to get a bunch of fruit & veges into you. I’m hooked! I’ve had 1 every day and I actually feel amazing. Clear skin, more energy and even though I haven’t replaced a meal with a smoothie, I’ve been having it as a 3pm pick me up.
Out of all the amazing recipes, this one is a slight adaptation of the one I keep going back to. Spinach and unsweetened coconut milk make up the base, and banana, frozen mango & pineapple create a tropical dream!
It’s thick, creamy and you would never know there is a whole cup of spinach in it! I promise, this would even be kid friendly. And I don’t even think you could be put off by the fact that it’s green…it’s so pretty!
The key is to blend up the spinach and milk first. That way you won’t be left with leafy chunks at the end. Once it’s smooth, add your fruit and blend again. You can use either fresh or frozen fruit here, but using at least 1 frozen fruit makes it super thick & creamy. YUM!
And because you are having all of these fruit & veges in 1 go….you can totally have cupcakes for dinner!
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup mango pieces (see note 1)
- 1/2 cup pineapple pieces (see note 1)
- 1/2 banana (see note 1)
Add spinach and coconut milk to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Add fruit and blend again until smooth.
1. The smoothie is best if at least 1 of the fruits is frozen - it makes it cool and creamy! I like to keep a snaplock bag of pineapple pieces and another of mango pieces in the freezer at all times so that I can make this smoothie whenever I feel like one!
2. I have scaled this recipe down for 1 - feel free to double it and share one with a friend!