This recipe comes from the blogger, Joanne Rappos. She generously shared it from her blog, Olive and Mango.
This smoothie is fresh from the citrus as well as the pineapple and ginger. It’s so refreshing and it’s chalk full of greens too but doesn’t taste ‘bushy’ or like you are drinking grass or ‘bush’ as we say here in Trinidad. This would be great without the bulking add ins for a lighter more refreshing drink but I love to make this into a power smoothie by adding all the extras which make this refreshing to take on my way to work on our very hot mornings and also filling.
It’s super high in vitamin C so it’s great for keeping your immunity up. I make a big batch and the extra I pour into ice trays and freeze for later in the day or the next morning. I just add more freshly squeezed orange juice or just some water to blend right out of the ice cube trays. We loved this – both me and my husband. He is not really a smoothie man. He drinks them because I make them and because he knows their good for him and he isn’t really into green drinks either, so for him to thoroughly enjoy this one says a lot. If you love citrus and want a tropical twist to your smoothie, this is definitely one to try!
- 1 small to medium pineapple cored and cleaned and chopped
- 6 oranges peeled and seeds removed (add whole if seedless otherwise squeeze for their juice alone)
- 1 inch ginger peeled and added whole
- 2 cups fresh spinach or 1 cup frozen
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 tbsp of maple syrup – we used Runamok Ginger Infused. Add more according to taste
- ¼ cup ground flax (flax meal)(optional)
- 1 tbsp Chia (optional)
- 1 tbsp Hemp (optional)
- 4-5 tablets of Chlorella (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until creamy and smooth adding more juice or water to thin out to your preferred consistency.
To keep this lighter just leave out the flax chia hemp and chlorella – they are totally optional.