Sunshine green smoothie

Green smoothieThe day begins with a pleasant surprise, melodious and pleasant spring is here. A sigh of relief, finally!  Sun is already up in the sky shining in full glory. The land looks still the same, pristine and white snow silently on the ground still hanging around as if it has no plans to leave the stage any time soon.

There is no strong breeze – for the plants to sway in the rhythm -as it was a few days ago. Everything seems nice and warm, gentle and polite. All are being nice to winter since it allowed spring a grand welcome!

Today is the first day of spring, very beautiful and warm day, a nice change of season.  Even though there aren’t many colors to beautify the nature, the bright and warm day made everything perfect.

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Indeed an inspiration to try something new. For me today was a new start to begin my green smoothie journey. Grinding vegetables are not my cup of tea. I couldn’t imagine grinding a handful of spinach in a creamy form and pouring in a smoothie cup where I use only for alluring fruit smoothies with sweeteners and flavors.  

In order to make it more interesting and pleasing, before hand I thought of a plan to avoid any hint of fibers from the spinach, seeds from the flavoring fruits, etc. Everything worked great and the smoothie was indeed delicious and picture perfect.  Succeeded at the first attempt itself, and moreover, I convinced my three boys as well. Bingo! So I named it “Sunshine green smoothie” 🙂

Even though I opted out sugar or honey, the sweet flavor from the pineapple and strawberry made it sort of sweet to the senses. It reduces any kind of cravings for sweet snacks was a bonus. I’m glad I did it.

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 A handful of spinach

1 slice of avocado

½ cup of frozen pineapple chunks

2-3 pieces of strawberries

1 ½ cup of filtered water

In a blender, add frozen pineapple chunks first, then spinach, and the rest of the ingredients. Don’t add the whole amount of water in the beginning. Pour one glass first. Once everything blends well and in smooth puree form, add the rest of the water and extend the consistency.  Enjoy,

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