Tropical Green Smoothies will kick your holiday detox into high gear! Loaded w/ frozen tropical fruits, fresh spinach, and a bit of clean protein, you'll feel good about starting your day with one of these in hand.
Tropical green smoothies make you feel so lean, clean, and green, don't they?
I've been on a major health kick because I've been trying SO HARD to lose the 60 lbs I gained after having brain surgery. Green smoothies, protein shakes, garlic shots, and lemon garlic butter quinoa with spinach have become a staple ever since.
My 5-year-old also loves to have smoothies for breakfast, second breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, appetizer, supper, and a midnight snack so they're also a great way to get some protein and added veggies into his growing bones.
I have to admit, when it comes to my son, I got the pick of the litter. He's so funny, smart, and strong-willed so I know he's going to become a great leader one day. Another great thing? He's not a picky eater!!!
People who don't know him are shocked by his range of tastes, and they rave about him when they see him eating plates of peel-and-eat shrimp, baked fish, steamed oysters, roasted broccoli, and green beans. His favorite ice creams are rainbow sherbet or candy cane, and he'd choose fruit over french fries any day of the week.
His only major dislikes are hilarious because they are staples in most kids' diets: potatoes, sweet potatoes and anything breaded and fried. Chick-fil-A Nuggets being the exception, of course, because he is southern after all!
Now...having him sit still long enough to eat a full meal at meal times? Ha! I don't think so.
Getting him to calm down EVER is like trying to herd fleas on a plate.
Tropical green smoothies are one of his most favorite breakfasts, and he absolutely adores helping me make them.
His favorite part is adding in the fresh spinach because he'll snag a leaf and suck up it up in his mouth like young Phineus in The Greatest Showman" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Greatest Showman when he makes Charity spit out her tea. Ha! Ha!
He is also a super fan of another awesome smoothie I make that includes cocoa, banana, and one of my favorite smoothie ingredients ever: fresh spinach.
Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe
We don't mind having the teensy green specks of spinach in our smoothie,in fact, I find them quite beautiful, but if you're a stickler for fully pureed spinach then I suggest you add the leaves and the liquids together at the beginning and give them a good blend before adding in the other ingredients.
Tropical Green Smoothie
- Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until the large chunks are broken down. Blend on high until smooth, and serve!