'Peanut Allergy Princess' is the story of one mom, one Princess with food allergies (to peanuts and brazil nuts) and our journey through the stress of life with food allergies. Here you will find many recipes, tips on living (and enjoying life) with food allergies, thoughts from a mother of 3 kids (The Brothers and The Princess) and insights into our life. Welcome!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pineapple Bliss Green Smoothie

We have an on/off relationship with green smoothies. The Brothers DO NOT like them, which I find weird since they will eat an entire plate of spinach, but won't drink it when it is mixed with fruit. Go figure.  I get tired of fighting them over it so sometimes we just don't do them. But, lately we are back with daily green smoothies. The Princess LOVES green smoothies and will drink mine if she doesn't have her own. This is her absolute favorite green smoothie (and mine too)! It tastes more like a treat than a good-for-you green smoothie.

I buy green grapes in the summer when the price is good and freeze them in 2 cup portions. I do the same with pineapple. I prefer this made with coconut milk (although it is still good with water) - it makes it nice and creamy. Yum! I think it tastes like pina colada.

This makes a large amount. We like to freeze the extra in "smoothie pops" (using Norpro silicone molds) or into popsicles.

If you aren't a green smoothie fan yet, here are some reasons to get more greens in your diet (whether through smoothies or eaten by themselves).
1. Helps with varicose veins
2. Builds a high red blood cell count
3. Helps prevent cancer
4. Helps clean the liver
5. Helps counteract toxins
6. Provides iron to your organs
7. Improves vision
8. Revitalizes vascular systems in the legs
9. Eliminates body odor
10. Helps with milk production
11. Regulates menstruation
12. High in vitamin K and E
13. Contains more bio available calcium than other foods
14. Contain essential amino acids
15. Loaded with chlorophyll (meaning oxygen)
16. Creates an alkaline environment

Greens are the most nutrient dense food out there. So, give this smoothie a try for a super yummy way to eat greens!

Pineapple Bliss Green Smoothie

2 cups water (or coconut milk - or even coconut water)

1 banana

3-4 handfuls of spinach (I freeze mine so it lasts longer)

1/4 large pineapple (fresh/frozen - not canned)

2 cups frozen green grapes

sliver of lime with the peel (be careful, it is easy to get too much)

Put all ingredients in blender in the order listed (I use my Blendtec and this is the order recommended for it, you can switch up the order for your blender if you need to). Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!!

Recipe from Unconventional Kitchen


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