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Green Smoothie & Spinach [ice] Cubes

March 7, 2018

I have always loved smoothies but have recently become even more obsessed with them. They are the perfect go-to if you aren’t necessarily hungry but know that you need to eat, they can be healthy and are just absolutely delicious! This green smoothie packs in a ton of nutrients [that you seriously can’t even taste], it’s a beautiful color and is tastes wonderful. Another nice thing about smoothies? You can adjust them to your liking. Switch up the fruit and/or juices to whatever you are feeling. 

 

But really... I can't stress enough that you should definitely include the spinach. Or kale? Whatever tickles your fancy. You won't even know that it's in there. Use my recipe below for the spinach [ice] cubes. It an easy way to ensure that you are incorporating those healthy greens and it's a great way to preserve your fresh spinach – they last MUCH longer. 2 of those babies will replace ½ cup of fresh spinach in your smoothies.

GREEN SMOOTHIE

Yield: 1 serving               Prep Time: 5 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS

1 handful of fresh spinach OR 2 spinach cubes [see below]

1 banana

1 cup pineapple juice

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

1 Tbsp. ground flax seed

 

DIRECTIONS

Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth.  

SPINACH [ice] CUBES

Yield: 16 cubes              Prep Time: 5 minutes               Freeze Time: 1 hour

 

INGREDIENTS

3 handfuls of fresh spinach

½ cup water

1 Tbsp. coconut oil  

 

DIRECTIONS

Blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor.

Pour the mixture evenly over the 16 slots in the ice cube tray.

Freeze for at least 1 hour, or until frozen.

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