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 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
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.