Green Tea Pineapple Smoothie

Green smoothie

Are you ready for a tall glass of healthy goodness? I am! I think I’ll kick off the weekend with one of these tomorrow morning. After a class from 9-11 and a noon soccer game, we’re heading out of town to spend some time with my husband’s family – 8 adults and 7 children under 7 under one roof for the weekend! It will be a great weekend, but let’s just say I’ll need all the energy I can get!

So why this smoothie? Green tea has a number of health benefits – most notably its potential to fight cancer and heart disease. Rich in antioxidants and minimally processed relative to other teas, it’s also mildly caffeinated, so it can provide a gentle energy boost when you need one. When combined with spinach and some delicious fresh fruits, you have a winning beverage pick-me-up, great for the morning or any time you need a boost.

See what you think!

 

Green Tea Pineapple Smoothie

 

makes 1 serving

 

Ingredients:

2/3 cup water

1 decaffeinated green tea bag

1 cup spinach

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks

1/2 banana, sliced

1/4 lime, juiced

1 teaspoon honey

ice cubes

 

Directions:

1. Steep the tea bag in 2/3 cup of boiling water. Let cool.

2. Combine cooled tea with the rest of the ingredients (except ice) and puree till blended. Add a few cubes of ice at a time until you achieve your desired texture (more ice will thicken it).

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