The weather forecast today in southern MD is literally a messy mix of rain, freezing rain, and snow.  YUCK!  After Christmas I am so over the idea of cold weather and snow (unless it means a snow day and a day off of school).  So I decided to make one of my favorite tropical green smoothies this morning and reminisce on this past summer.

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I make a smoothie every morning and this is one of my favorite recipes.  If you are new to trying ‘green’ smoothies DO NOT be disgusted, I promise you will not even task the greens!  And if you have never used whey protein powder, True Athlete Vanilla Protein is the first protein I ever tried and I use it daily.   You can drink or add whey protein to any meal or snack, it does not necessarily need to be right before or after a workout.

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When making smoothies I never actually measure my ingredients, I just throw everything into my Vitamix.  So I put an estimated amount in the recipe below.

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Put all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend away.  Does it get any easier?!?!?!

 

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So delicious and filling, even though I wish I was drinking it on an 80 degree beach.

I always am making different smoothies with the ingredients I have on hand so look for more recipes coming soon.  Let me know if you give this one a try.

Tropical Green Smoothie
 
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Morning breakfast smoothie with tropical fruit.
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Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces original almond milk
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ cup vanilla or plain greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • ½ - ¾ cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • ¼ cup frozen mango pieces
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (optional)
  • 3 tbsp coconut water (I just add a splash or two)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high for 20-30 seconds. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

 

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