Ever since we got the Blendtec a few months ago, we have turned into a green-smoothie-slurping family! The blender was a gift to my husband from his loving wife… and I will never, not in a trillion, million years, live it down!! It doesn’t matter that he had been saying for a year that he wanted it. It doesn’t matter that he is the healthy one of the family. It doesn’t matter that he is very disappointed if he doesn’t have a green smoothie every single morning now. No, none of that matters because the fact remains that I gave him a kitchen appliance for Christmas!! :) Of course he was grateful and gracious but I could tell from the look in his eye that I was going to be teased til kingdom come for pulling this! Kind of like the year he bought me a handgun for Christmas, when I specifically and repeatedly had told him I DO NOT WANT ONE! Well, pay back is sweet! :) J/k. I knew he would love his blender and he does (and of course I knew I would love it too, hee hee)!
So anyway, this is one of our very favorite green smoothies. It’s cool and delicious, light and refreshing. And there is no way you can taste the spinach in this one. Personally I love the citrus-y kick from the lime juice, yum! Just ignore the fact that it’s a lemon in the picture. Occasionally I improvise but it’s best with lime! Greena Colada is a creamy, guilt-free, green twist on pina coladas that you will love!
Greena Colada Smoothie
submitted by Brittany ~ The Sister’s Cafe
3/4 cup light coconut milk
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 lime, juiced
3 1/2 cups pineapple chunks, frozen or well chilled
2 cups spinach
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tb agave nectar
1 cup ice cubes
Add ingredients to blender in order listed. Blend until smooth and serve. Makes 4 servings.
*If you don’t have a heavy duty blender like Blendtec, you may need to increase the amount of coconut milk, especially if you are using frozen pineapple instead of fresh.
recipe source: adapted from Blendtec’s Fresh Blends recipe book