Healthy Green Smoothie
It's actually easy being green, especially when you are a yummy green smoothie!
Looking for a fast, vitally energizing breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up? This refreshing smoothie combines nutrient-rich spinach with sweet fresh pineapple and cooling cucumber and mint. Pureeing rather than juicing these ingredients preserves all their valuable natural fiber, so you’ll feel satisfied the healthy way.
2 CUPS fresh spinach leaves, firmly packed
1 1/2 CUPS pineapple, peeled and chopped
3/4 CUP cucumber, peeled and chopped
3/4 CUP fresh mint leaves, lightly packed
1/2 CUP water
3/4 CUP ice
1 TEASPOON lemon juice
Optional: Liquid or powdered stevia
Combine spinach, pineapple, cucumber, mint, water, ice and lemon juice in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth. Taste and add a small amount of stevia for sweetening, if necessary.