Pineapple & Spinach Make a Super Smoothie

Pineapple-Spinach-Smoothie

Spinach is a super food that’s chock full of nutrients such as potassium, iron and calcium. The pineapple, banana and maple syrup gives this super smoothie a tropical twist.

Pineapple-Spinach Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut milk (from the refrigerated section, such as Silk brand, not canned)
1 cup lightly packed baby spinach
½ cup plain, whole-milk Greek yogurt
½ cup frozen pineapple
½ medium, frozen, sliced banana (about ½ cup)
2 Tbs. hemp seeds
1 Tbs. maple syrup (optional)

Directions:

Place coconut milk and spinach in a blender. Process on high until greens are finely blended. Add yogurt, frozen pineapple, frozen banana, hemp seeds and maple syrup, if using, and blend until smooth. Serve immediately (or drink half and store half in the fridge for a midmorning snack).

PER SERVING (20 ounces): 476 cal, 23g fat (5g mono, 5g poly, 13g sat), 20mg chol, 56mg sodium, 40g carb (4g fiber, 25g sugars), 20g protein

SOURCE: The recipe and photo  are posted by permission of Delicious Living (and its parent company New Hope Network), a trusted voice in the natural living community for 30 years.

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