‘Bright Eyes’ Green Smoothie

I love smoothies.  Growing up, I can vividly remember being resentful over my mother feeding me blended fruits and veggies instead of ‘normal’ snacks.  Once I realized that a smoothie was literally a blank canvas in a blender, that’s when my dislike faded, appreciation grew and soon became a bit of an obsession.  There have been days where I’ve had a different smoothie for every meal, that’s how deep this love runs.  I created this recipe one day when I woke up to an immediate feeling of dread and anxiety. After spending some time cleaning the kitchen while venting to my voice memos (my hands-free solution to journaling), I blended together a few of my favorite things and created what I like to call a ‘Bright Eyes‘ Green Smoothie. 

Ingredients

1/2 banana 

1/3 cup (about 3) strawberries

1/2 cup pineapple

1 handful spinach

1 cup coconut milk or coconut water

1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional)

1 tablespoon oats (optional)

Process

  1. Place all desired ingredients in your blender.
  2. Blend to combine.
  3. Taste. Adjust as needed.

*TIPS*:

1. Freeze your bananas ahead of time! They help keep the smoothie cold in place of ice cubes and add a soft-serve-like creaminess. 

I thought this was heaven! It’s creamy from the frozen banana, refreshing with the coconut milk, and tangy from the pineapple and strawberries.  I added the oats and turmeric to make it more suited to my palate that day.  The oats bulked it up and kept me full when I had a lot of errands to run. The turmeric added antioxidants and helped to promote detoxification for that inner glow. All in all, delicious stuff 🙂

I hope you give this smoothie a taste and tell me what you think!

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