Tropical Green Smoothie
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A Tropical Green Smoothie that is fruity, refreshing and delicious – like a tropical piña colada, only much healthier. Pineapple aids digestion; spinach, a dark leafy vegetable, contains high-quality amino acids and beneficial phytonutrients; and coconut oil enhances the flavour and adds a healthy fat boost.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian inspired
Serves: 2 cups
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup diced fresh pineapple
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup local spinach leaves (bayam)
  • 1 lime - juiced
  • 1 cup (250ml) fresh coconut water (or filtered water)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, and use the pulse button until all are well mixed together. If you're using high-speed-high-powered blender like Optimum G2.1, you can put all the the ingredients without having to worry that your blender will overheat. Add a little more coconut water if needed to achieve your desired consistency.
  2. Enjoy as a midday snack or part of your lunch. Smoothies are best taken fresh. Store in a glass jar for up to 1 day.
You may change the green veggies depending on what is available in the market. Try using bokchoy or sweet potato leaves. If your smoothie turned out too strong, just add more fruits and/or coconut water.
If you have leftovers, freeze them in ice cream molds. They make delicious popsicles.
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