Tropical Green Smoothie!
I know! Another smoothie recipe.
Well, smoothies are what I had to survive on for a few weeks to get my health back. So I had to come up with some variations.
And I did. Lots of good ones, too. This creation, Tropical Green Smoothie, is full of lots of yummy tropical fruit.
And one of the great things is that you can have it any time of the year. During the summer, you can use lots of fresh fruit. But even during the winter, you can use frozen fruit. Sometimes I use frozen anyway because I want to eat the fresh stuff plain and savor each bite.
And, if you want to pretend its summer, just crank your heat. Put on some shorts and a tank top. Find a copy of Big Wednesday and play it on your tv. (Those men were so fine! Back then.) And fire up your blender with this Tropical Green Smoothie.
Put a little umbrella in it, if you have one.
Also, I did some research on what I was putting in to my smoothies.
So one of the ingredients in this one is my favorite, KALE!
Well, if you had read any of my Glügle Gluten Free posts, you would know that I have not always been a fan of Kale. It has taken me a while, but I have learned to like it.
At least in smoothies and my favorite Kale Salad.
So here you go. ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL of the fabulous health benefits of getting Kale in you smoothies.
- Vitamin A (beta carotene)
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin C
- Sulforaphane (a chemical with potent anti-cancer properties)
- Bile Acid Sequestrants (shown to lower cholesterol and decrease absorption of dietary fat)
Yep! This is some good stuff.
So the idea for this smoothie came along because I LOVE tropical fruit. Just love, love, love it. Hence, the name, Tropical Green Smoothie. Enjoy!
- 1 Banana
- ⅔ cup Pineapple
- ½ cup Mango
- ⅔ cup Coconut Milk
- 2 leaves Chard
- 2 leaves Kale
- 1 cup Water
- Add all ingredients to your blender and blend.
- I use a Blendtec, so if not using a high speed blender, chop ingredients a bit more before you blend.
I am linking this post to Gluten-Free Wednesdays hosted by Shirley of gfe-gluten-free easily, Linda of The Gluten-Free Homemaker and Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures.