Glowing Skin Green Smoothie

I’m such a cliche. It’s almost the new year and I’m already thinking about how to be more healthy. A little less ice cream and a little more veggies, right? I think this Glowing Skin Green Smoothie does just the trick. 

I made this for breakfast as a pre-Spinning meal and it was perfect. Not too heavy, but a ton of nutrients to give you that added boost of energy before what ended up being a really tough workout (thank you, Laura!). 

I was skeptical about avocado in a breakfast smoothie, but now I don’t think I’ll make any green smoothies without it. I was devoted to my Mango Tango Green Smoothie, and this isn’t much different, but the added coconut water and avocado really boost the health benefits. The original recipe that I saw of this, from Sally’s Baking Addiction, didn’t have enough coconut water for me or to really blend it in my blender. 

Notes on this recipe: Make sure you use an unsweetened plain coconut water. There’s a lot of coconut waters out there with a ton of extra sweeteners (all sugar) so get a plain, organic variety. I use Cocozia, which is organic and has nothing added. 

Read on for the recipe.

Glowing Skin Green Smoothie
Serves 2
A great way to start the day!
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Ingredients
  1. 8 oz. cup plain coconut water (no sweeteners added)
  2. 2 frozen ripe bananas, previously peeled & sliced
  3. 1 cup chopped pineapple (frozen or fresh)
  4. 1 cup chopped mango (frozen or fresh)
  5. 2 cups spinach
  6. 1/2 avocado, sliced
  7. 1 tbsp. ground flax
Instructions
  1. Put everything in the blender and puree until silky smooth. Add more coconut water if everything doesn't come together easily.
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 Note: I was provided a free sample of Cocozia for the purposes of recipe testing. I do not get anything back if you buy it and all opinions are my own!