The reason I juiced the kale, spinach and pineapple is I wanted to remove some of the tough fibers that they have. I wanted to go straight to the source of the vitamins and minerals - the juice. By pureeing the the other ingredients with the juice, it helps give it body, bulk and some fiber. The coconut oil helps the absorption process and, for me, makes me more satisfied. If you find you would like this to be more sweeter, add a bit more fruit.
Tropical Green Smoothie
Cook Time: 0
Prep Time: < 5 minutes
- 4 organic kales leaves & stems
- 1 cup organic spinach, packed
- 1/2 cup fresh pineapple
- 1/2 ripe medium mango, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/2 ripe medium peach, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 tsp extra virgin organic coconut oil
- 3-4 ice cubes
Using a Juicer - juice the kale, spinach and pineapple. Pour the juice into a blender.
In the blender add the mango, peach and ice cubes to the green juice. Puree well to remove all of the chunks
Serve the smoothie in a nice glass and enjoy paradise.
Nutritional Info for the entire recipe:
Calories: 220 ; Fat: 5g ; Carbohydrate: 45g ; Fiber: 5g ; Sugar: 24g ; Protein: 3.5g