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Life-Altering Green Smoothie

My girlfriend Jamie made this for me a few months ago….. and it is exactly how it sounds. It is so good, so fresh and my life actually changed once I tried it! I made this smoothie *almost* every day I was pregnant for the last few months. I felt more energized and overall a bit more healthy. I wanted to make sure I was eating enough green leafy veggies so I could fight any sickness that came my way! I switch it up from spinach to kale to a mixed green blend (which I did today). If you don’t have pineapple, add mango. No mango? Peaches. I had bags of frozen peaches from our trip out to BC and I used them up in no time!

This recipe makes 4 smoothies… because of the avocado and the can of coconut milk. To make the smoothie you can put the other 3 in freezer bags to make your mornings (or night time cravings) easier! Or make the whole batch for a brunch at your place!

Ingredients:

1 avocado, peeled, pitted 
and quartered – don’t throw the pit out!
4 cups peeled and chopped pineapple – I have used mango and peaches before.
4 handfuls baby spinach (kale or mixed greens)
1 can coconut milk
2 limes, halved with the skin off
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 quarter size pieces of ginger (I do extra think pieces)

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I have altered this original recipe a bit from Clean Eating because I find that I like these portions better. It is easier to just throw 1/2 of the lime into the blender or bag instead of squeezing the juice out and same with zesting the ginger. I am a mom… who actually has time for that anymore? And I add more coconut milk because who doesn’t love it extra creamy?! Alter it however you want!
Throw 1 smoothie portion into a blender… add water if it is too thick. POOF!
Delicious and nutritious. 
WITH THE PIT you can put it in the over at 250° F for 2 hours. Take it out and carefully cut it into pieces, blend into a powder and add it to future smoothies! The pit is nutrient dense, full of fibre and antioxidants. It is bitter so add a little for the first time!
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Enjoy!

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