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PCRM21 day vegan kickstart day 3 pineapple citrus green smoothie

Pineapple Citrus Green Smoothie

Start your day off strong with a green smoothie!
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine Mexican
Calories 152 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups baby spinach loosely packed, (see spinach note below)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple cubes or chunks
  • 1/2 cup cucumber thickly sliced
  • 1 large lemon or small orange peeled
  • 1 cup overripe banana frozen or fresh, sliced (see banana note)
  • 1 1/4 cups water add more to thin as desired
  • 2 tbsp vanilla plant-based protein powder (optional)
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup or a pinch of stevia to sweeten, if desired, (see banana note)
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds optional

Instructions
 

  • Combine the spinach, pineapple, cucumber, lemon, 1 cup banana, and 1 1/4 cups water in a blender, along with any optional add-ins. Puree until very smooth, adding more water as needed to puree. Taste, and if you’d like it sweeter, add the extra banana.
  • Spinach Note: Kale or collard greens can easily be substituted for spinach, though they have a much stronger flavor than spinach. If you are new to green smoothies, start with just a cup of kale or collards, and then adjust to taste as you go. (Tracy used kale)
  • Banana Note: Use overripe (freckled) bananas. Not only are they more digestible, they also offer a great deal of natural sweetness. If the bananas aren’t particularly overripe, you may want to add a touch of maple syrup to sweeten the smoothie.

Notes

If using a plant-based protein powder, be sure to pick one that is gluten and/or nut-free if you have an allergy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothieCalories: 152kcalProtein: 3gFiber: 6g
Keyword gluten-free, nut-free, smoothie, vegan
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