Pineapple Green Tea Smoothie

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There’s nothing like an ice cold smoothie on a hot day when you’re working from home in a flat with no A/C. Am I right?! Smoothies make a regular appearance in my kitchen during the summer. The ingredients are cheaper in the summer months, so it’s easy to stock-up and prep things ahead of time (or at least as much as I can with a freezer the size of a shoe box).

Lately I’ve been *attempting* to both eat more vegetables on a daily basis and cut out sweets and junk. Not just because of my fitness goals, but also in hopes it will help with the terrible acne I’ve been dealing with for the past year. This whole “more veggies, less sugar” thing has been way harder than I anticipated. I’ve had a lot of set-backs, but I’m trying not to get hung up on that and just keep pushing forward.

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That’s why I love this smoothie so much: it’s got tons of vitamin C, vitamin A, antioxidants, and healthy fats (to make you feel full!) which makes it a super hydrating, energy boosting, healthy skin concoction. There’s not a lot of fruit, which keeps the sugar count low, and no banana. I’ve been making this at least twice a week for the past two months, and I crave it now after an indulgent weekend. Give it a try! I hope you like.

PINEAPPLE GREEN TEA SMOOTHIE

Serves: 1
Total time: 8 minutes
Easily doubles

A simple, hydrating green smoothie that’s perfect for summer, great for your skin, and not too sweat. A perfect mid-morning or afternoon snack, the green tea adds a little boost of energy.

  • Ingredients

    1 cup fresh & clean baby spinach
    ½ cup pineapple, chopped, preferably frozen
    ½ cucumber, chopped
    ½ avocado
    ½ strong green tea, chilled
    1 Tbsp lemon juice (about a quarter of a large, juicy lemon)
    1 tsp freshly grated ginger
    3-4 ice cubes (optional)

  • Make it

    Place all ingredients in a strong blender in the order listed. Blend that baby up till smooth and creamy. I have a handy smoothie button on my blender which is the perfect amount of time. I would estimate 45 seconds.

    ( Note )
    I’m not always as prepared as I’d like to be when I want this smoothie. Canned pineapple is okay, just please, please, please don’t buy the pineapple chucks in syrup or sugary liquids. You’ll totally defeat the purpose of this great smoothie! I also don’t always have cold green tea, which is why I’ll add a few ice cubes to keep everything chilled if my ingredients are a little too room temperature.

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