Tropical Green Smoothie {Secret Recipe Club}

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Tropical Green Smoothie

 

My feelings about smoothies have completely changed since my mom bought me a Vitamix.

It used to be that I didn’t like smoothies very much at all. My cheapo blenders wouldn’t blend ice all the way, and berry seeds always specked the smoothie and got stuck in my teeth. Plus blenders are hard to clean. So I just didn’t usually bother.

But once Mom got me the Vitamix, it changed. Problems solved! Now I can crush ice, demolish seeds, and have perfect smoothies and sauces all the time. My kids love smoothies, so I make them often, and freeze any extra in popsicle molds.

Tropical Green Smoothie

I plucked this delicious recipe from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures for the Secret Recipe Club this month. Renee is a stay-at-home mom to three children, a wife of more than 20 years, and a weight-loss success story! She focuses on healthy recipes that fall in line with the Weight Watchers style of eating, sharing points values for most. Good stuff!

I was drooling over these Buttermilk Biscuits, and will definitely give them a try soon, but I settled quickly on Renee’s green smoothie. It combines some of my favorite flavors like pineapple, coconut, and banana with the nutrition punch of spinach for a great snack or breakfast.

I used coconut milk instead of water, because I had it on hand, although I tried to use mostly the watery part of the can. Especially if you’re going to drink this for breakfast, the fatty coconut milk will help keep you full. Bonus: coconut milk has fiber, potassium, iron, and calcium – a great start to your day, especially alongside iron-rich spinach.

Tropical Green Smoothie {Secret Recipe Club}

Yield: 3 servings

Serving Size: 10 ounces

Ingredients

  • 1 c. coconut milk
  • 1 c. fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • 1 c. loosely packed baby spinach
  • 1 c. ice

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

Notes

I also tried adding a few sprigs of mint to the smoothie mixture. I liked it, but it tasted very minty and less tropical.

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Most of the smoothie I ended up freezing in popsicle molds for my kids. We’ll see if they can get past the green color. I am pretty sure at least my boys will gobble them up!

Green smoothie popsicles


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9 thoughts on “Tropical Green Smoothie {Secret Recipe Club}

  1. Hi Jessie,
    This looks like a great smoothie, I like your idea of freezing the smoothie, that looks awesome. It’s great cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen

    • It’s what I do whenever I make smoothies. Works great and the kids are always thrilled with popsicles. They ate these even though they were green, too! I am excited they are getting all the spinach and other nutrients and they are happy to have a “treat”!

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