Pineapple, Orange, Kiwi Smoothie (and a secret ingredient)

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A great way to jump start the day is with a healthy serving of fresh fruits and veggies, so we’ve been happily vitamixing around here. I thought I’d share a smoothie everyone at my house loves. I have to make it in secret, though, or my picky eater won’t eat it because I’m sneaking in a handful of spinach. Yes, SPINACH! I can get away with it because of the kiwi. One little kiwi turns the entire smoothie green. At least that’s my story (and I’m sticking to it). :-) I PROMISE – you cannot taste the spinach!

Here’s all you need for this smoothie:

1/2 pineapple (with core), chopped into large pieces
2 oranges (peeled)
1 kiwi (peeled)
1 handful spinach

My kids like it cold so I either freeze the pineapple chunks or add a handful of ice as well.

Blend it in your blender until there is no sign of spinach and enjoy!

By the way, we recently made the switch from disposable plastic straws to Stainless Steel Frozen Drink Straws, and I have to tell you, we LOVE them! One less item goes in the trash at our house now. A 4 pack costs $9.95 at Amazon.

Off to make a secret smoothie! Enjoy your day.

Linking up: Simple Lives Thursday; Creative Juice; Full Plate Thursday; Taking a Timeout; Freaky Friday; Saturday Link & Greet;

Comments

  1. Betty Rodriguez says

    I’m glad you posted about the straw I was wondering about it. My only question is how do you clean it??

    • says

      I throw it in the dishwasher! :-) Sometimes I soak it in a bowl of water prior – all depends on how much gunk is in it. They also sell little cleaning brushes, but so far, I haven’t needed one.

  2. says

    Funny, my kids will easily drink down smoothies with several handfuls of spinach, but a couple of them are very anti-kiwi. Crazy kids! Our concoction today was 4 handfuls spinach, 4 bananas, a few maraschino cherries & juice, end of a jar of applesauce + enough water to clean out the jar, ice and a cup of pomegranate juice.

    Do you have the blender for the Bosch, too? I have been considering the Vitamix or Blendtec but don’t know if I can justify the cost or extra storage/counter space. My kitchen already feels cramped, even though I have purged the cupboards again and again. I guess it just takes a fair bit of equipment to cook at home for a large family 95% of the time.

  3. says

    Yum, Rachel! I do have the blender for the Bosch. I used to use it for smoothies, and it worked fine, but I like the Vitamix better. I love the Vitamix – because it also grinds flour and corn. So now, if I need 1 cup of cornmeal for corn bread, I don’t have to lug out the Nutrimill. The Vitamix does take space. I try to keep my counters clear – coffee pot, toaster, vitamix sit out. Everything else is put away. Our kitchen is pretty small right now.

  4. Lisa says

    That smoothie does sound yummy, I’ll have to try it:) Emily loves it when I blend strawberries, bananas, spinach and dark chocolate chips, she thinks it’s a great treat. But she will pretty much drink any smoothie I make, Jude’s the picky one. The only one I’ve been able to get him to drink is apple, banana, pineapple, grapes, spinach, carrots, and soymilk. Love my Vitamix, love that my kids and hubby can get a couple of servings of fruit and veggies in one drink :)

  5. says

    This is an awesome Smoothie, I love that combination of fruit, yummy! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  1. [...] 5. Reducing food waste ~ A while back I started tracking the cost of the food I threw out. I was surprised at how fast food waste adds up – $5 of wasted food happens pretty quickly and $5 a week adds up to $260 a year which is more than my 1/2 a pig cost!! A great way to save money at the grocery store is to buy less food by eating up everything I’ve bought! I’m still working on reducing food waste. Some weeks are better than others, but I try hard to eat all of our leftovers and reduce produce waste by making lots of smoothies. [...]

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