I call this my Shrek smoothie, not just because of the color but also because it’s sweet, feel good, and energizing. Can you believe that this is the actual color of the smoothie and there is no filter applied to the picture? I decided to play around with the plating and used a complementary color on the color wheel to really make the green pop. If you want to start your morning in a fresh and zesty way, then definitely do it with this smoothie!



1 cup spinach, loosely packed

3-4 sprigs mint

1 cup ripe pineapple, diced

½ banana, peeled

½ tbs lime juice

1 tbs hemp seeds

1 inch peeled ginger (optional)

½ cup coconut water (adjust to the consistency you prefer)

½ cup ice cubes

Optional nutritional boosts (add about 1 tsp of any): flax seeds, chia seeds, soaked nuts (e.g. almonds or cashews), vanilla protein powder, acai powder, or goji berries.  


1 Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.  

Tags: Beverages, Breakfast, Quick & Easy, Healthy

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