Do you ever just feel like a bag of garbage because you’ve been eating so poorly? This refreshing smoothie comes at an ideal time for me. I’ve been eating so poorly lately.
Partly because I haven’t had the time to put thoughts into healthy lunches – the meal I’m slacking on – and partly because I haven’t prioritized it.
Lunch for me is also usually when I “break my fast” from the evening. I believe I mentioned that in my granola bowl post. Breaking your fast is the worst time to eat burritos, nachos, pirogies, etc regularly. So good, though, right?!
Need a change of diet lifestyle.
Anyways, my focus this week is healthy.
Hence my healthy and refreshing pineapple mint smoothie.
This smoothie allows me to get my fruit and veggies in first thing in the morning if I so choose, or for lunch or as an intro to a full meal. Not to mention, it is so good.
This smoothie makes you feel like you’re in paradise, on a tropical beach somewhere. You are sipping something good. Usually, that thought would come with maybe a cocktail for me. But honestly, you could splash some tequila in this (ruin the healthiness) and EASILY pretend you’re lounging on a beach somewhere warm.
I’m off-topic again, trying to be healthy is hard for me! I better get back on track before I ruin my healthy recipe!
This refreshing smoothie – makes four 16oz smoothies – I make ahead the night before or the morning of. I find these smoothies last well for three days in the fridge but taste the best if consumed within the first 12 hours.
Sloane gobbles it up, as does McGregor. I am the only I know one whose husband is picker than their child – so his liking it says a lot!
It is one of those easy recipes the whole family obsesses over.
This is also one of the few things mama gets first dibs on – don’t mess with my smoothies.
Refreshing Pineapple and Mint Smoothie
Makes four 16oz smoothies
+ 1/2 of a pineapple, peeled and cored
+ 2 cups spinach
+ 1/4 cup mint
+ 1 cup sliced mango (fresh or frozen)
+ 3/4 cup coconut water
+ 3/4 cup juice (mango, orange, pineapple blend of sorts – your choice) – optional (double coconut water if you want to omit the juice)
1. In a large blender, combine the pineapple, spinach, mint, mango, coconut water, and juice.
2. Blend until smooth. I use a Vitamix, so it tears everything apart rather rapidly. If your blender isn’t as powerful, I would suggest adding more liquid.
3. Evenly split your refreshing smoothie into four glasses and garnish with pineapple and mint, if desired.