This is a recipe for a smoothie so we use our Vitamix blender to make it.  I wanted to call it “Kermit in a Blender”, but my family talked me out of it.  Just wait, when I come up with a recipe that comes out of the blender green and red it already has a name.

1 c water
1 lime wedge
1 orange – peel cut off
1/2 banana
1 1/2 inch slice of pineapple skin removed
1 large handful baby spinach
1 small handful baby kale (frozen chopped can be used)
1 generous squirt blue agave
1 1/2 cups ice

Makes 4 large servings
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Tip: when my bananas start to get brown I don’t pitch them.  I throw them in a plastic bag and freeze them to use for smoothies.

Benefits:  this smoothie is packed with vitamins and minerals and tastes incredible.  Most of your daily requirements for vitamins A and C are covered and the drink contains vitamin B6.  Pineapple, kale and spinach will provide you with a good dose of iron and magnesium. The juice is also a great source of potassium.

I didn’t know all of the benefits packed into a pineapple.  The manganese found in it promotes the metabolism of amino acids, cholesterol and carbohydrates.  Here are 7 more benefits.


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