2.11.2013

Spinach Lime Smoothie


All throughout my pregnancy I was really good at trying to stay active by doing lots of walking and lots of blending my own juices! But once I had Bentley I fell out of the habit. I started working out again about a month ago and it feels so good to get back in to the swing of things! There is no excuse and I don't know what I was thinking putting it off for so long. I'm trying to be more consistent at it now :) 

When I came home this morning from the gym Brady had breakfast ready for me including one of our favorite Green Smoothies. He's a keeper, I know ;). 


I've always been really into juicing and blending smoothies since my dad would always make me some while I was in High School and am so glad I've continued to do it! I feel like I am able to get so much more fruits and veggies into my diet when I blend everything versus having to eat each one separately! As unappealing as the color may look, don't be mislead... this smoothie is very sweet with a little bit of a tang kick to it. You can always hide the bitter flavor of veggies (my favorite being spinach or kale) by adding enough fruit to balance it out! 

Spinach Lime Smoothie
1 Green Apple
1 Orange
1/4-1/2 a Lime (peel and all)
2 slices of a Pineapple 
(Cut off the outer skin but leave the core! I know it sounds crazy but the core is actually really healthy for you, and you will have no idea it's in there anyway. Plus, it saves you time from having to cut it up!)
Hand full of Spinach
Kale (I rip off a few leaves)
4-6 oz. of Coffee-Mate French Vanilla Creamer
Blend and Enjoy!

This is our favorite smoothie right now but really, the possibilities are endless! I used to do ones with beets, spinach, berries, and just whatever we had at the time. Just experiment and you will find out what flavors you really enjoy.
Happy Blending :)

53 comments:

  1. oh yum this smoothie looks yummy! i love the addition of spinach great way to get your greens

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  2. ooo! this looks absolutely delicious- might have to try this out!

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  3. Might have to try this xx
    1stepclosereveryday.blogspot.com

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  4. I've got to get back on the smoothie train!! This one looks super good!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  5. Yum! This looks very good! I will be remembering this one!

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  6. Ive been looking for a yummy smoothie recipe!!! Thanks so much for the post cute girl! I love the design of your blog!!

    xoxo

    http://elisemn.blogspot.com

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  7. Hey! Thanks for the sweet words on my blog. I tried to reply back, but I see that you're a no-reply blogger. If you follow the steps in this link, you'll be able to receive replies from others:

    http://www.pleasant-home.com/2010/12/so-exciting-less-no-reply-bloggers.html

    Sheree
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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    1. Sheree! I cannot thank you enough for the info. I think I figured it out, hopefully! You are amazing!!! :)

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  8. I've never been a smoothie person, but I've been thinking I need to get more fruits and veggies in my diet lately and have been looking for a recipe. Maybe I'll have to try this one out. Do you just use a regular blender?

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  9. And definitely follow SH's link and fix that no-reply blogger thing. Then we can respond to your comments via email and it's so much easier to interact!

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    1. Thanks for the info Lindsey! I think I fixed it! And the blender I use is a Blendtec

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  10. I love juicing! My younger bro just bought a juicer that was $300 smacks! But he loves it and he said that it has done wonders for his figure. Heheh.

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    1. haha! It's true! You can do so much with them and make lots of yummy healthy drinks :) They are well worth the price

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  11. It looks yummy. I will definitely have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    -Rosy
    www.ajoyfulkindoflife.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow, this looks absolutely delish! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

    http://sensiblestylista.blogspot.com/

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  13. That smoothie sounds crazy but good! I would never think to add a whole lime, but I'll give it a try :)

    {love jenny xoxo}

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    1. I know, it sounds really strange (trust me) I thought the same thing when we did it the first time! You will have to let me know what you think :)

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  14. I have yet to get into juicing. I tried to make a spinach smoothie, but my blender wasn't strong enough. Which blender do you recommend?

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    1. Hi Tiffany! It's so true, some blenders are not able to break down the spinach leaves very well but we use a Blendtec and we love it!

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  15. I haven't gotten into the juicing thing yet either but this looks good! And i do love spinach!

    -Nicole
    http://nickichicki.com

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    1. Yes Nicole! And it's sooo good for you too! Try it sometime :)

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  16. I really want to get into juicing!! Definitely trying this out! :)
    xo TJ

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  17. Have you ever heard of PB2? It's powered peanut butter. Throw that in with some ice, water, sugar-free vanilla jello powder and as much spinach that will fit and it tastes just like the peanut butter mood smoothie from jamba juice! It's so good.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, so nice to meet you :)

    xoxo,
    Cassie

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    1. Cassie! I haven't ever heard of that but it sounds AMAZING! I'll have to try that one, I'm a sucker for anything PB :)

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  18. Hey sweet girl! Thanks for stopping by my blog and supporting us as we go to Nepal! It means so so much:) I wanted to email you to thank you but couldn't find your email! Anyway, this smoothie looks DELISH!! I juice every morning and love how a healthy drink makes me feel so good throughout the day!!! love Katie

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  19. We've been making smoothies a lot lately. We'll have to try this one! Looks yummy!

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  20. He really is a keeper. I need to get on this whole juicer thing!

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  21. This looks amazing:) just sold my juicer so I can get another after the move... yay!! Adorable blog!

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    1. Thanks Care! You will have to try this once you guys get settled in :)

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  22. I bet that does taste good! I've never tried a green smoothie, but my husband and I really like a bunch of different fruit smoothies that we "invent" based on whatever fruit we have at the time. It really wouldn't be hard to throw some spinach in!

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    1. I know aren't they great!? It's a great way to get some added green into your diet!

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  23. This actually sounds really good, I will have to try it out!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  24. I am excited to try this smoothie! Smoothie Junkie here. I am a new follower of yours and I am new to the blog world and would LOVE your follow!

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    1. haha for some reason I knew you would think that ;)

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  26. I wish I was into juicing and making smoothies! I've been meaning to for forever.... I really need to jump on the bandwagon. I've heard too many good things about it.

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  27. this one looks really good! I have been looking for some juicing inspiration. thanks!

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  28. so glad I found your blog. Your little family is adorable.

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  29. love it and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  30. sounds healthy, looks delicious! thanks for sharing!

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  31. I'm your newest follower now :) Keep posting the healthy recipes. I love it. You're little boy is darling. Who designed your blog? SO much in one comment. I apologize.

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    1. McKaye! You are so sweet and your little family is the cutest! I designed our blog!

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  32. New follower loving your blog! Made this smoothie this weekend and the fam LOVED it! Blogged about it here http://rachelgbolton.blogspot.com/. Thanks for sharing!

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