Tropical Green Smoothie

Trying to add more fruits and veggies to your daily eating habits? Add both first thing in the morning with this Tropical Green Smoothie.
Tropical Green Smoothie via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_KitchenIt’s February 1st – how is everyone doing on their New Year’s Resolutions so far? I saw a funny post on instagram that January was just a “practice round”. The problem setting big resolutions or goals, is you have to refine them in the beginning and make small habit forming changes to help you get to your end goal.

Tropical Green Smoothie via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_KitchenOne goal that I have been discussing a lot lately this path month is simply including more fruit and vegetables within meals and snacks. Just simply go back to the basics. Are you really getting in the minimum recommendation of 5 fruits and vegetables a day? If the answer is no, this should be your starting point.
If eating healthier or maintaining a healthy weight is your goal for 2017, start here. Try to add a serving of fruit and/or vegetables at every meal and snack. If you are typically consuming 3 meals and 2 snacks per day (and now you are adding a fruit and/or vegetable to each) – BAM! You just reached the minimum daily recommendation for fruits and vegetables for the day.
Tropical Green Smoothie via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_KitchenSmoothies are a fantastic way to add both fruit and vegetables in one meal! The secret to this smoothie is the frozen avocados. Now, of course, you can freeze them yourself, but now Welch’s prepackages them in the frozen aisle. Now, you won’t have to worry about the other portion of your avocado turning too quickly. The frozen avocado makes this smoothie so creamy, almost like a consistency of a milkshake.

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Tropical Green Smoothie

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 cup frozen avocado (or quarter fresh avocado)
  • 1 cup kale (or spinach)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add water for a thinner consistency or add ice for a thicker consistency.

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Classic Green Smoothie

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  Go green for Saint Patrick’s Day with my favorite green smoothie combination.

St. Patrick's Day festivities
Some exiting things have been happening over in my little blog corner of the internet world.
Cabot Fit Team 2015The other day I found out that I made the the 2015 Cabot Fit Team with 7 other fabulous bloggers! Whitney Bond of Little Leopard Book, Carrie Burrill of Bakeaholic Mama, Audra Fullerton of The Baker Chick, Julie Harrington of RDelicious Kitchen, Brianne Izzo of Cupcakes & Kale Chips, Kelly Mahoney of Kelly the Culinarian, Anne Mauney of FANNEtastic Food, and Kita Roberts of Pass the Sushi. Read more about each of these bloggers here!
TD Bank Beacon to Beacon 10k
We will be running the TD Bank Beacon to Beacon 10k in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on August 1st. I can’t wait! I better start training soon!
Classic Green Smoothie via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
You may be expecting a “shamrock shake” mint kind of smoothie on St. Patrick’s Day, but I’m sticking to my go-to green smoothie to share with you today.
Classic Green Smoothie via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
Funny story, last year when I make a “lightened up” shamrock shake, my first attempt I added too much mint extract. Tasted like straight up toothpaste … gross. I’m not a huge mint fan, rather more of a peanut butter kind of girl, so this variation hits the spot! Plus, the secret it making it creamy is the little bit of Cabot Greek yogurt.

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Green Smoothie

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 cup spinach
  • 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1/2 cup Cabot plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cashew milk

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice for a thicker consistency or add water for a thinner consistency.

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