Day 1 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Pineapple Healing Cleanse

Pineapple Green Smoothie 1

Well, right away you notice the color — green! Guess I should have expected that from the name, but somehow I was hoping the smoothie would magically take on some pretty color that would make it appear more appetizing.

My kids looked at me in disbelief as I was adding the items (minus ginger) to my Ninja blender with about 8oz of water. I really should have planned ahead and had my pineapple cut and frozen. I prefer cold smoothies and by the time I got done, is was room temperature.

Also, it took a bit of trying to get the consistency down. I have a Ninja Pro and my first 2 attempts left me with the foamy, chunky liquid to the left — which was more chewable than drinkable.  I’m learning as I go, I guess.

My final attempt was to blend again with my Bullet juicer to breakdown the pulp further to a drinkable consistency.  You know, it really wasnt all that bad (once I got the consistency to a tolerable level) — I think I was expecting it to be worse than it was.
Pineapple Green Smoothie 2nd Attempt

Try it for yourself and let me know what you think!

Pineapple Healing Cleanse
1 Rib of Celery
¼ Field Cucumber (no plastic wrapping)
1 Cup of Fresh or Frozen Pineapple
½ Lemon, Peeled
1 Small Handful of Parsley
½ Inch Piece of Ginger (or less)

Instructions: Wash all your produce. Chop and put into blender with a small amount of liquid to start. Add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

PS — don’t mix with Almond Milk, I hear it’s really yucky 😦 (no I didn’t try it!)

{Recipe courtesy of Young & Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge}


Posted on January 6, 2013, in Drinks & Smoothies, Recipes, Weightloss Transformation Challenge and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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