Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Smoothie season!

Maybe it's because the weather has finally (finally! finally!!) warmed up, but I seem to be back on the smoothie train. There's just something so refreshing about sipping a cool beverage as a gentle breeze wafts in through the open window while I get ready for work - talk about a great wakeup call! The recipe below is for my favorite smoothie - made with orange juice and pineapple bits, it temporarily transports me to a beautiful island much more tropical than Manhattan :)

Tropical Green Smoothie
- 2 handfuls fresh spinach, chopped
- 1 whole banana, peeled and sliced
- 2 tbsp. pineapple chunks (TJ's sells a bag of frozen pineapple tidbits that I just love)
- 1/2 tbsp. coconut flakes
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 oz. apple cider vinegar (use a shot glass to measure or just eyeball it)
- 1 cup orange juice

Place all ingredients in the cup of an immersion blender and and blend until everything is smooth and liquid. Pour into a glass and serve with a straw!

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