I have always been a big fan of smoothies and especially love having them for breakfast or lunch. For me it's a great way to get in a ton of nutrients and fruit for the day in one easy drink. In my opinion the best part about this smoothie though is its secret ingredient, spinach; now I not only can get fruit and protein in my smoothie, but I can get one serving of a veggie too! I promise that you cannot taste the spinach in this at all, which is what makes it a great secret. I honestly would not drink this if it didn't taste good, but I look forward to having it every day. I also love that I get protein in this smoothie because that is important when having it as a meal. In addition to all of this the fruits are filled with antioxidants and vitamin C, and the coconut oil serves as a healthy fat. This smoothie is basically my little nutritional magic bullet for the day!
-1/2 cup no pulp orange juice, plus more to thin
-1/3 pack of Sambazon Açaí Berry Pure Unsweetened Superfruit Pack
-1 handful frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
-2 frozen strawberries
-4 pieces frozen pineapple
-1 tbsp. coconut oil
-1 large handful baby spinach
-4 ice cubes
-1 scoop unflavored protein powder
-Put the orange juice, açaí, mixed berries, strawberries, and pineapple in a blender.
-Blend until smooth, add more orange juice if the smoothie is too thick to mix.
-Next add coconut oil, baby spinach, and ice cubes.
-Blend until smooth, again add more orange juice if necessary.
-Add protein powder, blend until completely incorporated.
What is your favorite ingredient for a smoothie?
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