Imagine drinking a piña colada poolside in Mexico. Then, picture a super healthy smoothie packed with spinach and chia seeds. Sound like polar opposites, right? Not so much. When the smoothie craze hit my senior year of high school, I set out to make a green smoothie. I’ve been playing with smoothie recipes ever since but have come to accept that I never ever will be able to top this one and really have no desire to.
BEST FOR- days you want a fruity, tropical smoothie that also packs in the nutrients.
MUSICAL PAIRING- “Sound of Sunshine” by Michael Franti
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- ½ cup frozen mango
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut water or milk (unsweetened)
- 2 ice cubes (optional– really only if it needs to be colder)
Add all ingredients into blender/ magic bullet. Enjoy!