New Year, Fresh Start
It’s the first full week of January and most of us are kicking off the month making healthy changes in one area or another of our lives.
So, last week, I shared a list of over 25 Salad Recipes for a Healthy New Year, told you how you can feed a family of four for as little as $350/month, and put my ebook on sale for the lowest price ever!
If that wasn’t enough, today I’ve got a brand new, citrussy-sweet smoothie recipe for you!
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Orange Pineapple Green Smoothie
This year, I didn’t make any resolutions, per se, but I am enjoying getting back on track after the holidays by eating fewer refined grains and sugars, and more fruits and vegetables.
Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to get that done, especially at breakfast and lunch time.
It helps that my kids like them too. Last week, they got pretty excited when they saw me bring out the Vitamix for the first time in months.
5 year old: Are we having smoooothieeees???!!
Me: Yes, we are!
Toddler: Yaaaaaayyy!! Smoodies!! *clapping, jumping, etc.*
The kids mostly like smoothies for their sweet flavors and bright colors, and I’m okay with that.
Truth be told, the flavors and colors are pretty appealing to me, too; but I’m also a big fan of the healthy ingredients and the easy cleanup!
Green Smoothie Tip
When selecting greens, I like “baby” versions since they’re picked earlier and have a much softer texture than more mature greens. Spinach is my favorite because of it’s silky smooth texture, but baby kale or other baby greens could be substituted as well.
- 2 medium oranges, peeled and seeded
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 large handful baby spinach leaves
- Place oranges in blender, then frozen pineapple, followed by spinach.
- Blend on low-medium speed until incorporated, then on high until smooth.
- Makes 16oz.
Check out these other great smoothie recipes too!