I am a smoothie fanatics. I got a vitamix a few years ago and I truly use it several times a day. It earns its keep in my house.
Green monster smoothies have been very popular as of late, and although they look a little scary like a monster, they are anything but. My favorite “green” addition to smoothies is baby spinach. I have tried kale before and its a touch too strong for me. I also have tried making kale chips and, well, um, lets just say I am not a fan. But I LOVE sauteed kale.
And I love smoothies. If I whip one up post workout I will add in some protein powder. On days I make smoothies in the afternoon I try to make extra and either share with my kids, who think green smoothies are awesome, or I fill up our popsicle molds with the leftover.
I call this a Greenya Colada since its my version of a non-alcoholic Pina Colada with greens added. I know, SO original right?
I started out taking pics of the smoothies on my patio, my kids were playing in their pool and it was a really nice day out. Until my 4 year old decided to turn on the hose and spray me. So back inside I went. Also when I was planning on making these, I was trying to think of what glasses to use as I am starting quite the glass collection, all from World Market. And when I saw these little mason jars cups there the other day, I just HAD to go back and use them.
AND speaking of World Market, since today is my birthday, I have decided to giveaway not one but 4 giftcards they so generously donated to me to give away!! Multiple ways to enter, none are mandatory but the more you do the better your odds of winning. Thanks to World Market for the gift cards and best of luck!!!
Recipe for Smoothie after the jump
- 1 cup coconut milk
- ½ cup coconut water
- 1½ cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 3-4 cups spinach
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Honey (optional)
- Pineapple slices and coconut flakes for garnish
- Combine the coconut milk and water, then spinach and then frozen pineapple on top. Blend on medium until spinach is starting to puree and then while blender is on slowly pour in coconut oil. Once added, blend on high. Taste and add ice and honey if desired for a thicker more sweeter shake. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top and a slice of pineapple for garnish
You can also add rum to these. Its good. So I have heard… ( pssttt coconut rum makes them awesome)