I find there's a near-perfect correlation between my tropical smoothie consumption and times of intense stress. (Overseas move in progress? Check.) The balanced and decidedly tropical flavors of this friendly green smoothie are just the ticket to a relaxed state of mind.
1 cup coconut water or pineapple juice
4 cups packed baby spinach leaves
1 frozen banana, peeled
1 very ripe peach, pitted
1/2 cup packed cilantro leaves and tender stems
1 whole lime, peel and pith removed
Combine coconut water or pineapple juice with spinach, banana, peach, cilantro, and lime in a blender and process until perfectly smooth. Serve immediately.
This recipe does not require a high-speed blender. However, if you're using a regular blender, here are a few tips to ensure perfect smoothness. Slice the banana, dice the peach, and roughly chop the cilantro before adding to the blender. You may also need a little extra coconut water or juice.
High-speed or regular blender
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||2%|
|Total Carbohydrate 29g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||20%|
|Total Sugars 17g|
|Vitamin C 37mg||183%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|