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Pineapple Ginger Green Smoothie

09.04.14

Pineapple Apple Ginger Smoothie-2 Did you over indulge last weekend?  I know I did.  Between the hot dogs, hamburgers, Oreos (OMG HAVE YOU TRIED THE MINT ONES???), alcoholic beverages, and snacks it’s a wonder they didn’t have to roll me out of Oregon.  Do I regret it? Absolutely not.  Do I need to recharge from that?  Absolutely.  

I just love this smoothie as a recharge breakfast.  It really gets you going & it’s a perfect one serving size for the Cooking for One series (even though it’s not really cooking).  There’s the zing from the ginger and the sweetness from the pineapple and the tartness from the granny smith apple.  We won’t talk about the spinach because it’s invisible.  It basically doesn’t exist. 

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Here’s a philosophical question for you: if you don’t taste the spinach is it really in the smoothie?  THINK about it.  It’s your basic did the tree really fall in the woods concept.  I think we can all agree that the spinach isn’t even in this smoothie.  Glad that’s settled.  That basically makes this dessert.  Which by the transitive property of i-belong-in-the-looney-bin means IIIIIIII just made it okay for you to have dessert for breakfast.  You’re welcome.  Hold the applause until the end puhlease.

To answer your question: yes, yes it does get exhausting dealing with myself 24/7.

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JUST LOOK AT THE COLORSSSS.  It actually reminds me of the Nickelodeon slime.  Do they even still do that?  Does Nickelodeon still exist?  Nobody panic, I checked.  It’s still on tv.  Everybody be cool, it’s just a normal day. <- 5 points to gryffindor if you can name that movie

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 I know it doesn’t look appetizing but I promise it’s good.  If you don’t like anything in it just sub it out for something else!  I won’t be offended.  No judgement here.  I’m always switching up my smoothies, but this one was a good one.  And you don’t even taste the {non-existent} spinach… probably because it’s not there – but that’s just my guess.

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I always keep frozen fruit in my freezer for a quick and easy breakfast.  I’m talking, like, hoarder status on the frozen fruit.  And whenever I have fresh fruit that starts to get a little too ripe, I JUMP UP and THROW IT IN THE FREEZER.  And then I shout “TAKE THAT FRUIT.”  Annddd then I look around the kitchen and realize I’m alone in this world with kitchen appliances as my friends because everyone abandoned me because I’m too… eccentric?

Womp, womp. 

Also, something that I’ve started doing with my smoothies is using unsweetened almond milk in them.  It replaces the coconut water & yogurt I used to put in my smoothies and I like it better.   

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Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

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  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 handful of baby spinach (approx. 1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 granny smith apple, cubed
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 inch ginger root, peeled & cubed

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend for approximately 1-2 minutes, or until smooth.

Notes

  • I’ve also heard it might help to blend the spinach and almond milk before adding in the fruit. I’ve never had a problem with my spinach not blending properly but if you do this trick might be worth trying!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 265
  • Sugar: 35
  • Sodium: 272
  • Fat: 3
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 58
  • Protein: 12
  • Cholesterol: 0

 You should just make it.

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