‘ve been thinking about smoothies a lot, lately. I usually allow myself one bolthouse smoothie a week, but those bad boys are expensive and many are from concentrate (which means I’m getting more water than I’d like from them). So I looked up some healthy smoothies (aka I listened to YouTube tutorials on smoothies for an entire work day), and decided to make my own recipe. I was originally going to call them Lion Lickers because my hope was that they would be pink, but they are brown, so it doesn’t work.
To make these, I grabbed a bag of frozen mango chunks, some baby spinach, a package of fresh strawberries, and a pineapple. I also had frozen strawberries on hand just in case, but I didn’t end up using them.
For prep, I sliced the tops off of my washed strawberries, and cut my pineapple. I dropped a couple slices of pineapple, some mango chunks, strawberries, and a handful of baby spinach into my blender. Then, I blended! Blend and add more, and repeat. I separated my concoction into 3 paper cups, and popped them into the freezer, but I still had a couple slices of pineapple. So I repeated the process with my remaining ingredients (but not all of the spinach because that would be SO MUCH), and had one final smoothie for right then.
Altogether, it made 3 regular size servings of smoothie, and 1 mondo smoothie (if I had separated it, it would be 2 more regular ones). It wasn’t as cute as I had hoped, but tastes rad! My plan is to bring a smoothie to work for my mid morning snack. They’re filling and literally just fruit and veggies; no water or sugar added. And since I’m supposed to give dairy some space, there’s no yogurt in them either!
Now I know what you’re thinking, “Emily, you put a lot of spinach in there, and you expect me to believe it doesn’t taste gross?” Yup, I do expect that of you. Because while there is a bit of a spinach taste, there is so much fruit in there that you are going to taste more tropical fruit than leafy green. But it’s a great way to sneak more spinach into your diet!
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