Hey, y’all! Are you tired of all the calorie-laden holiday food yet? Are you ready to add a delicious healthy green smoothie to your morning routine so you can be ready for New Years Eve and the fitness resolutions you’re making for 2016? Me too! Let’s do this together!
Wait? Did I just say that? Me? The self-proclaimed “I am not a fan of smoothies” girl? Yep, because you know what? I may actually like smoothies now! (No one fainted, right?) Admittedly, it’s been a learning process, but the more I try them, the more I like them. Who would have thought? For the record, my Cardiologist is doing cartwheels right now.
When my friend Ally Phillips offered her blogging friends an opportunity to make and share several different recipes she created for Dole and the Live On Green Tournament of Roses Pre-parade celebration, there were several choices. We had different smoothies, hummus, cocktails and desserts to choose from. Guess who didn’t opt for making a dessert? Possibly the first time in my entire life, I passed on dessert! Some of you might have fainted this time. I apologize. I hope there was a pillow or something soft nearby.
This healthy green smoothie is PACKED with DOLE® Baby Spinach, DOLE® Pineapple Juice, Frozen DOLE® Mango Chunks and a DOLE® Banana! It’s both refreshing and filling! It makes enough to share with your favorite person or save for yourself for later. My granddaughter was visiting when I made this for the first time. She loved it so much, she kept coming back for more!
That’s a positive endorsement from Mini Sous! She was a happy little girl and I’m a happy Oma being able to share healthy foods with her!
If you’re a smoothie fan too and happen to live in Southern California or are near downtown Pasadena, head down to Live On Green from December 29-31 where you can purchase your own glorious green smoothie and enjoy free family fun festivities—including ‘Dole-icious’ cooking demonstrations by my friend Ally Phillips of Ally’s Kitchen! Who knows, you may even see me in the audience, sipping a smoothie too!
Umm… hello? Why are you waiting? If you live in Southern California, you should be there! Then, when you fall in love with it, I’ll give you the recipe so you can make it yourself! After all, I have to make up for causing you to fall off your chair earlier. Will you forgive me?
Live On Green Smoothie
- 4 cups DOLE® Baby Spinach
- ¾ cup vanilla soy milk
- ½ cup DOLE® Pineapple Juice chilled
- 1 cup DOLE® frozen Mango Chunks
- 1 DOLE® banana
- Combine spinach, soy milk and pineapple juice in a blender or the bowl of your food processor.
- Cover and blend until completely smooth, scraping down the sides if necessary.
- Add frozen mango chunks and banana. Cover again, blend until smooth.
- Pour into two cups and enjoy!