I feel like I've been in a funk lately and having a green smoothie makes me incredibly happy. My head feels clearer, my eyes are wide open and I am ready to get things done (or make blog posts). It's like a caffeine boost, but with fruits and veggies. It's 64F today here in Washington state and you know, that's like a miracle! While my family and friends back home in So Cal are enjoying summer weather, I have been hibernating with sweaters and the heater running every day for the last week or so.
I don't have a fancy blender so this took awhile to actually blend. Usually I use fresh banana, but mine are well past over due and I plan to save those to make banana bread, but I did have frozen banana saved (hence why it took extra long to blend). I pretty much used whatever I had on hand and got lucky with the ending results. I also have a system of putting ice cubes first then spinach (or soft veggie/fruit) then the frozen stuff. It seems to blend better this way... or at least for me.
Tropical Green Smoothie
1 handful of spinach
1/2 frozen banana
1 small handful of green grapes
1 small handful of frozen peaches
1/4 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 lemon, juiced
a couple of ice cubes
Put ice cubes on the bottom, layer spinach, banana, grapes, peach, squeeze of lemon. Pour in about 1/4-1/2 a cup of coconut water. Blend and enjoy!