Start Your Holiday Off Right with a Fresh Green SmoothieAngela | December 23, 2012
The holidays are upon us! Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Pleasant Festivus!
A great way to start your day off right before heading to family gatherings is with a green smoothie. It will put a lot of vitamins and minerals into your system and curb cravings for processed and sugary sweets.
Our realtor sent us a nice box of edibles for the holiday, which included a lot of pears, so that is the inspiration for this drink, which is sweet and refreshing.
I made this in the Nina Pulse single serve cup, but you can make it in any blender.
- 3/4 cup coconut water
- 1/2 ripe pear (any variety, just make sure it’s ripe)
- 1-2 handfuls chopped kale
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (does not need to be melted, but it’s fine if you want to melt it)
Add coconut water, pear, and kale into the blender jar (or cup), and blend for about 20-30 seconds until combined. Then, add the pineapple chunks and coconut oil and blend until fully combined. Add a little more water if needed to thin.