Green Tropical Smoothie
4 oz. spinach
3-4 mint leaves
4 pineapple rings and half the juice in the can (or fresh pineapple - even better) *
2 tablespoons of cream of coconut
* If you cannot use fresh pineapple, then try frozen pineapple chunks or canned pineapple that is in pineapple juice, not heavy syrup.
Place all ingredients except the mint leaves in a blender. Add enough water to begin blending process. Add enough water to reach desired consistency. (I added enough to make a blender full of smoothie drink.) Add the mint leaves last and blend until mixed thoroughly.
If all ingredients are room temperature, then pour smoothie over a glass of ice. To create a cold smoothie, use frozen bananas or add crushed ice to blender instead of water.
- Pineapples - high in Vitamin C, anti-inflammatory & digestive aides, boosts immune system support, aides in protection against macular degeneration
- Spinach - protects against inflammatory problems, oxidative stress-related problems, cardiovascular problems, bone problems, and cancers
- Mango - helps to lower cholesterol, aides in digestive function by breaking down proteins, has a low glycemic index, aides in elimination process
- Bananas - one of our best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function, protects against stomach ulcers and ulcer damage, eases constipation, protects eyesight, builds better bones by improving the body's ability to absorb calcium, promotes kidney health
- Mint - aides in digestion, helps with nausea and motion sickness, clears up congestion, inhibits release of histamines that cause allergies & hayfever
- Coconut - improves heart health, improves digestion, provides a quick boost in energy