Tropical Green Smoothie

This smoothie is kind of sneaky. It’s fresh and light tasting yet packed with nutrition and surprisingly satisfying. I try to have smoothies for breakfast a couple of times a week, just to break up the cereal, oatmeal, granola routine in which I seem to have become happily stuck. I devised this recipe for the Ford Sustainability Breakfast at last month’s BConnected Conference in Ottawa and it was a big hit among those who sampled it. Since then, it’s become a regular in my smoothie rotation at home. Don’t tell any fussy eaters under your roof what’s in it, and they’ll be asking for it again!

Pineapple, banana, avocado and spinach leaves make this smoothie both delicious and nutritious!

Pineapple, banana, avocado and spinach leaves make this smoothie both delicious and nutritious!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 cup (2 handfuls) fresh spinach leaves, washed
  • 1 ¼ cups regular or almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chlorella algae powder (optional but super nutritious)
  • 4 ice cubes
  • fresh pineapple wedges, for garnish (optional)
It was exciting to see my smoothie recipe as part of the Ford Sustainability Breakfast at Ottawa's BConnected Conference last month.

It was exciting to see my smoothie recipe as part of the Ford Sustainability Breakfast at Ottawa’s BConnected Conference last month.

 Method

  • In a high-powered blender, process all ingredients until smooth. Add extra milk as needed to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Note that if you don’t have a high-powered blender like a Blendtec or Vitamix, you may wish to crush the ice before blending your smoothie.
  • Serve cold.

Makes approximately 24 ounces, which serves 3 – 4 people.

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About Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I play with words and with food. I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. I'm also an enthusiastic explorer of faraway lands and cuisines.
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