green smoothies have been all over the blogosphere for the last few months + while i love smoothies, i was nervous to try one. sure, i saw lots of bloggers say how amazingly delicious (+ not vegetably-tasting) they were, but honestly, i sure i wasn’t buying it. however, a few days ago, after seeing yet another green smoothie recipe, my curiosity finally got the best of me, + i decided to make one.
holy moly, i am SO glad i finally made one. all those past bloggers were correct – green smoothies ARE scrumptious + as promised, you wouldn’t know that there was spinach in there unless someone told you. the smoothie i made was a tropical twist on the classic green smoothie + it is amazing! it truly tastes like something that you’d drink while on a carribbean vacation – it has bright pineapple notes, a delightful creamy coconut flavor + is bursting with freshness. and the best part? at under 250 calories + full of healthy goodness, it’s something that you can feel great about enjoying, too.
skinny tropical green smoothie
makes 3 1/2 cups (about 2 smoothies), adapted from skinnytaste
3/4 cup light coconut milk
6 oz fat free greek yogurt
3/4 cup fresh pineapple, cubed
1 ripe medium banana
1 cup spinach, packed
2 tbsp sweetened shredded coconut
1 1/4 cups ice
put everything into the blender + blend until smooth. serve immediately.
nutritional information per setting, as provided by skinnytaste:print this recipe
servings per recipe: 2 • serving size: 1 3/4 cups • old ww points: 4 pts • ww points+: 6 pts
calories: 228 • fat: 7.7 g • protein: 10.2 g • carb: 30.2 g • fiber: 3.9 g • sugar: 19.4 g
sodium: 70.5 mg