We love smoothies with a capital L in our house. Almost every morning I whip one up while Juliet waits impatiently yelling “moonie! moonie!”.
I hope she always calls them “moonies”.
I recently purchased some fresh pineapple from Whole Foods and it was a delicious addition to our smoothies. Pineapple added such a nice brightness and freshness. It was also a nice change from our regular strawberry, banana spinach smoothies.
This bright green smoothie was also perfect for St. Patrick’s Day earlier this week.
Pretty straw from Target
I am always experimenting with smoothie combinations. When I’m on Weight Watchers I like smoothies made with water instead of milk because it keeps them at 0 points, which is awesome. For Juliet’s smoothies I always include milk and sometimes yogurt. If the smoothie doesn’t taste sweet enough I’ll add a little honey or pure maple syrup. The other day I made a simple banana, frozen strawberry, whole milk, yogurt smoothie and Juliet exclaimed “ice cream!”. It was thicker than the usual smoothie so I put it in a bowl with a spoon and she was one happy girl.
Pineapple, banana and spinach smoothie
3/4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or regular milk)
1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
A couple handfuls of spinach
Few ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender (if using a high powered blender like a Blendtec add the milk first, followed by the spinach, banana, pineapple and ice) and blend until smooth.
I have a Blendtec Designer Series blender and I love it. In a big way. Full review coming soon.