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Green monster pineapple smoothie recipe – this dairy free leafy drink is guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds while aiding weight loss.
Lately I’ve been upping the ante with some green monster smoothies and thought now would be a good time to share this new green monster smoothie. Presently I feel that green smoothies are really complimenting my lifestyle because my energy levels has increased immensely and my skin is glowing (bonus).
What is a green smoothie
In case you’re not in the know about green monster smoothies, the name is pretty much self-explanatory. As you can see from the green hue.
The key ingredient in a good green smoothie is some form of dark leafy vegetable
The world is your oyster in the respect that any type of leafy green can be added to your smoothie.
What other leafy green can I add to a monster smoothie?
Anything from kale, spinach, amaranth (callaloo, a type of spinach if you can get hold of some).
All of these vegetables are packed with minerals such as iron which help replenish our blood cells and keep health medical conditions such as anemia at bay.
Pineapple and spinach smoothie health benefits
Some of the wonderful health benefits to note in respect to spinach pineapple smoothie are the moderate levels of vitamin K. One of the best ways to incorporate vitamin K into the diet is by eating lots of greens. Don’t underestimate the powers of vitamin K it is essential for the formation of blood clotting.
When the human body sustains injury it’s immediate response is to release white bloods from the immune system to ward off any foreign invaders that might cause the body harm.
Another thing the body does is to protect it’s self via the circulatory system, red blood cells contain a clotting agent that needs to congeal in order to prevent the body from loosing an excessive amount of blood.
People who are thin skinned are more prone to cuts and bruising should be encouraged to add more leafy greens to their diet.
This smoothie does just contain leafy greens, it has been complimented with bananas (high in potassium) and enzyme enriched pineapple. The aforementioned adds a subtle sweet note to the green smoothie foundation.
Is spinach pineapple smoothie for weightloss
Green smoothies such as this one are known for these fat burning properties. They are great for cleansing the bloodstream and body of any toxic waste. If you want to loose weight via green smoothies it is best to drink them continuously for at least 7-10 days
Additional ingredients for could add to this spinach pineapple smoothie
- Protein powder
- Coconut oil
Other green smoothies
Papaya and pineapple smoothie
Notes and tips
- You can use other plant based milks such as coconut, cashew
- Freeze the banana ahead of time, like the night before to ensure they are suitable for the recipe
- To keep the calories as low as possible use water instead of milk
- Protein powder can be added to make a post workout smoothie
- A high speed blender is recommended to blitz all of the ingredients quickly
- Add additional fruit as listed if you want to
Spinach pineapple smoothie
Raw, paleo, gluten free, dairy free
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Category: Breakfast
- A bunch of leafy greens (kale or spinach)
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 cup of pineapple chunks
- 1 large frozen banana
- 2 tbsp of chia seeds
- 2 tbsp of almond butter
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blitz into a smooth/creamy consistency.
- Serve accordingly
- Calories: 170
- Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 21g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 6g