The thought of having to cut the sharp prickles of the pineapple scared the bejesus out of me. I always went for the pre-cut packages that costs a bazillion dollars more. Okaay…maybe I was a bit lazy too. Setting my fear (and laziness) aside, I finally pick one of these buggers up a the grocery store. I watched this video to guide me. The first thing I did was, of course, make a green smoothie.
Tart and tangy with an underlying sweetness, this smoothie recipe is definitely on my top three list. My boyfriend and his dad gulped it down in seconds!! Which takes me to my point… Please sip with intention. We wouldn’t eat all those fruits and vegetables that quickly if it wasn’t blended… our bodies need time to digest it. I keep telling them they need to ‘chew’ their green smoothies and drink in a span of 15 minutes. I added super food chia seeds and Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein
to make it as a meal-replacement.
Grapefruit Pineapple Green Smoothie
YIELD: 2 servings | PREP: 5 mins | TOTAL TIME: 10 mins
- 4 cups packed kale, ribs and stem removed (approx 6 kale leaves)
- 1 1/2 cups filtered water
- 1/2 ruby red / pink grapefruit, peeled and deseeded
- 2 cups pineapple, fresh or frozen
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2-4 tablespoon Organic Hemp Protein (optional)
- 4-6 ice cubes (optional)
- 2-3 drops of stevia (optional)
Blend kale, water, and lime juice until smooth. Next add grapefruit and pineapple. Blend until smooth. *Add ice cubes if necessary. Blend again. Pour into your favorite jar. Enjoy your green smoothie!
Add 1 Tbsp chia seeds for protein.Substitute grapefruit for orange and add a dollop of yogurt if you want. Check out11 Tips for Making (better) Green Smoothies