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Staple Green Smoothie


This smoothie is our Go-To weekday breakfast.  I've tried lots of combinations of liquid, fruits, grains, powders etc, but this is what we always come back to.  It's our staple, and I think it probably always will be.  Seems to be a family favourite...💚


Enjoy!

xoxo ~ Lise-Anne {Plum Planted}


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Staple Green Smoothie
By Lise-Anne Michel {Plum Planted}
Makes 2 large servings
Plant Based, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Oil-free, Nut-free

Ingredients:
1 c. organic coconut water*
1 serving plant based protein powder (optional)**
1 c. packed spinach
2 large organic bananas, peeled
2 c. frozen pineapple***
cinnamon, shredded coconut or fruit slices for garnish

Method:
1. In a high speed blender (we have a Vitamix), combine coconut water and protein powder and blend through one cycle.
2. Add spinach and begin another cycle.  One your spinach is partially blended, add in bananas through the hole in the blender lid (if you have one), and let the cycle finish.  Alternately, add bananas and spinach at the same time.
3. Last, add your pineapple and switch to frozen setting on your blended.  Let run through one cycle.
4. I like to switch back to my regular blender setting and let the whole smoothie cycle one last time for good measure, and to make sure the whole thing is as creamy and smooth as possible.
5. Pour into two cups and garnish with cinnamon, coconut, or fruit slices.

*You can also sub 1 c. of canned coconut milk, which makes the smoothie extra creamy and delicious
**Be sure to choose a brand you love.  Some hemp based protein powders are especially strong and can really affect the taste of the smoothie.  My husband prefers hemp powders, but I am really picky about the brands we use.  My favourite hemp powder is Natera Hemp Protein in the natural flavour.  I also really love Vegan Freak Chocolate Protein powder and Vega Sport Performance Protein in Chocolate Flavour.  Something about the Chocolate Flavours really gives the smoothies a creamy texture I find, if you can find a brand you love.
***I buy Kirkland brand frozen Pineapple chunks from Costco.  They're delicious and the best bang for your buck.  Other frozen fruit works too, but pineapple is our favourite.

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