One of my favorite websites/blogs is Simple Green Smoothies. I have been following them for a couple of years now.
Four times a year they have a FREE 30 day green smoothie challenge: drink a green smoothie once a day for 30 days and feel great! Sound simple? IT IS! In fact it is beyond simple to do. All the scary guess work has been figured out for you! Once a week you are emailed a shopping list and new tasty recipes to make. Making smoothies is not new for me – I have been making them or buying them for years. I tried a few times to make a green one. Sometimes they would turn out good, but more often than not they would be, well, let’s say “less than my best.” The great thing about Simple Green Smoothie is they give you a really simple formula to follow, to create the perfect green smoothie!
So sometimes (most times) I use one of their recipes. But I also like to experiment. Like this Tropical Green Bean Smoothie and this Fresh and Sassy Green Smoothie.
This smoothie is really just a twisted re-creation of one of my favorite summertime treats: Spicy Jalapeno, Honeydew and Cucumber Ice-Pops. I LOVE this flavor combination and I have to say it is even BETTER with the addition of spinach and coconut water!
Cucumber and icy cold honeydew melon are both so bright and fresh tasting! The spinach and coconut water are both sweet without being heavy, and are perfect to balance the heat of the jalapeño. The lime is the finishing touch that brings it home. This is really one of the best Green Smoothies I have ever had. …and I have had a lot of green smoothies!
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