Green Pirate Smoothie

Green Pirate Smoothie

Green Pirate Smoothie

There is no better way to introduce a variety of green veggies into your diet than with green smoothies. They make a perfect start to any morning and are also ideal for children who are typically quite fussy when it comes to eating green vegetables. This green pirate smoothie (named by my 6 year old!) is a big hit in my house. Since all the ingredients are blended, they are quick to absorb and less taxing on your digestive system. It contains ginger to ease digestion, green apple and lemon to cleanse, and lots of green veggies for phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. I also like to add pineapple for some tropical inspiration! The avocado adds some healthy fat to make it creamy. Make a huge batch of the Green Pirate Smoothie and pour it into ice pop molds for a healthy dessert or after school treat.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 cups green vegetables (I love spinach, kale and watercress)
  • 2 cups liquid (water, coconut water or unsweetened almond milk)
  • ¼ ripe avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 green apple
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 inch of grated gingerJuice of 1/2 organic lemon

Method:

Start by blending just the liquid and greens together until really blended and smooth. Then add the fruit to your blender. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
Joke of the day: What’s a pirate’s favorite letter?R!!!

Anneka Street, MA, CHHC, AADP is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach, Detox Specialist and Healthy Lifestyle Blogger at Mama Loves Healthy.

 

Anneka loves working with clients to help them lose weight, detox, get more energy, improve digestion, cook healthier meals and feel fabulous. Anneka is available for in-person or Skype nutrition consultations and also offers a variety of detox and cleanse programs throughout the year.
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