Pineapple Cilantro Green Monster.

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If you’ve been following my blog over the last 14 months or so, you have noticed a shift in my cooking and overall eating.  I’ve become very passionate about what I put into my body – avoiding refined sugar and processed foods.  My husband has recently stopped eating meat and fish and has become a smoothie master in my house.  He loves the Vitamix!  Creating fun and tasty smoothies is so easy and this recipe was a home run!  This smoothie was whipped up after my workout at the gym and was a welcome kick-start to my refueling.

Did you know that drinking your greens will actually help you radiate health from the inside out.   Please just look at that color?!  How can you not be illuminated by such a beautiful green smoothie!  Yeah, yeah… think I’m kidding.  I’m not!  Plus it will provide a boost of vitamins that your body craves to keep your engines humming along.  You don’t taste the spinach – I promise!  You can also omit the jalapeño if that isn’t your style.  I just like the heat.

Trying to be healthy – start with a smoothie.  It’s a fantastic way to incorporate more veggies into your diet.

Ingredients:

2 cups of baby spinach leaves, washed
2 cups of pineapple – fresh, cored and chopped
1 cup of water (more if you want it a thinner consistency)
1/2 cup cilantro leaves, washed and trimmed
1/2 lime, juiced
1/4 of a jalapeño
5-6 ice cubes

Directions:

Place all ingredients into your Vitamix or blender and blend until smooth.

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— Knead to Cook

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