There are probably a bazillion green smoothies and green juices featured across the web. I didn’t intend to post another one myself but I, too, have gone green. Quite accidentally!
As I was assembling my favorite post-run smoothie, I realized that I had screwed up: instead of the usual green tea, I had poured apple juice into the blender along with the banana. I keep them in similar glass containers in the refrigerator and both beverages are close to the same color, too.
I decided that apple juice would be too sweet for the berry smoothie that I intended to make, so I ditched my original idea and took stock of the refrigerator/freezer contents: some fresh baby spinach on the verge of just plain sad and the remains of a bag of frozen pineapple. To that, I added the usual spirulina and a serving of hemp protein powder for some extra protein. Now, my “mistake” is one of my favorite morning drinks!
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Makes about 2 6-ounce servings
1/2 cup apple juice
1 cup frozen unsweetened pineapple chunks
2 cups washed and chopped fresh baby spinach
1 Tablespoon spirulina powder
4 Tablespoons hemp protein powder
Place all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!