Pineapple, Orange, and Mango Smoothie

Pineapple, Orange, and Mango Smoothie

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I half expected that smoothies would have faded out of my life by now. But the truth is, they haven’t. It almost feels like the obsession has only gotten deeper.

I have a different smoothie combination penciled in for each day of the week on our weekly menu plan. I’ve been taking obsessive notes about what has been going into each smoothie, and how much, so that I can come back here and share those things with you.

I’ve even gone through my Instagram feed and looked over what smoothie combinations got the most interest so that I could recreate my haphazard throwing of fruit in the cup.

And even though I’m fairly certain that I say this about every single smoothie I make, The Babe had a realllllly hard time waiting for me to finish taking pictures of this one because she was READY to get it in her belly.

Toddlers, man.

They have zero patience for pictures. (Or anything else for that matter.)

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Pineapple, Orange, and Mango Smoothie

Enjoy this deliciously sweet treat that packs an immune boosting punch whenever you're needing a pick-me-up. Or breakfast. Or a snack. (You get the idea.)
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 navel orange peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbs chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and pulse a few times to break up the banana chunks.
  2. Pulse on high for 30-60 seconds, or until smooth.
  3. Drink up, yo.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.

Grapefruit + Spinach Smoothie

Grapefruit + Spinach Smoothie

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Have you ever noticed that kids get enamored with and/or fixated on the strangest things? During our last trip to the grocery store, The Babe was all about grapefruits. Her favorite section (and mine, too) is the fresh produce — so many cools things to look at and touch.

I apparently spent a bit too much time lingering in the citrus section, because The Babe kept pointing at the grapefruit area and asking “What that?”

I handed her a grapefruit and told her about their sweet and tart insides and she smiled, hug it tight, and said “Let’s get.”

Your wish is my command, kiddo.

And then it promptly got shoved into the fruit bowl so that I could figure out what the heck to do with it. You know, aside from just plain eating it. I eventually took to Pinterest, because I was curious about smoothie combinations.

Turns out, there are maybe two ways to add grapefruit to smoothies: with mango and banana OR strawberries and banana.

BUT.

I managed to find this (gorgeous) looking smoothie from Get Inspired Everyday and knew that this was going to be my next smoothie. It did NOT disappoint.

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Grapefruit + Spinach Smoothie

The perfectly sweet and tart way to start your day. Bonus points for getting in a healthy dose of greens.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup grapefruit chunks
  • 1/3 cup pineapple chunks
  • 2/3 cup frozen banana chunks
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup baby spinach loosely packed

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and pulse a few times to break up banana chunks.
  2. Pulse on high for 30-60 seconds, or until smooth.
  3. Drink up, yo.

Allergen Information

Dairy free, nightshade free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.

Green Grape + Spinach Smoothie

Green Grape + Spinach Smoothie

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What could be a more enjoyable way to start your day than with a deliciously green smoothie in hand and a happy kiddo laughing and giggling next to you?

Nothing, really.

Unless, of course, we’re talking about the bowl of cookie butter and pretzel thins I just downed in response to an afternoon full of toddler antics. Because THAT was freakin’ fantastic.

Our morning was filled with laughter and giggles and “Mama, more smoothie please!” It was also filled with playtime and kisses galore. But our afternoon? That was filled with a heaping cupful of misery, ear curdling screams, and as many toddler antics The Babe could cram into the span of 3 hours.

Which culminated in a puddle of pee and a very unhappy house.

Fecking. Toddlers. Man.

Do you think making another one of these grape + spinach smoothies would effectively give us a do-over for the day? Because I’m just about willing to do anything to make that happen.

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Green Grape + Spinach Smoothie

Start your morning off right with this deliciously green, toddler-approved smoothie.
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 2/3 cup frozen or 1 medium sized banana chunks
  • 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup almond milk*

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and pulse a few times to break up banana chunks.
  2. Pulse on high for 30-60 seconds, or until smooth.
  3. Pour into your favorite cup (or simply add a straw) and sip your troubles away.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.
Note: Almond milk can be substituted for any milk or liquid you have on hand, like cows milk, cashew milk, soy milk, hemp milk, coconut milk, coconut water, juice (white grape would be a stellar choice), or water.

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Blackberry, Pineapple, and Spinach Smoothie

Blackberry, Pineapple, and Spinach Smoothie

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The Babe and I have been watching a LOT of Sofia the First together. It’s been her favorite show for as long as she’s been watching television and there isn’t a day that goes by where she doesn’t say WATCH SOFIA MAMA.

Yesterday, we watched an episode called Bunny Swap where Sofia’s best friend (and pet rabbit), Clover, gets mixed up with another bunny and has to find his way back to the castle.

Along the way, Clover meets up with a marsupial named Sassafras who is loves helping poor, lost creatures find their way home. She takes Clover under her wing so that he can find his way back home. Along the way, they come across a brambleberry bush and offers a handful to Clover before they make their long journey back to the castle.

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I had just assumed that the brambleberries were some sort of made of fruit for the show.

Today, I learned that they are anything BUT a made up thing. In fact, it’s something that we’ve been enjoying regularly in our house and have even been making into the most delicious of smoothies.

So what exactly ARE brambleberries?

The deliciously dark and nutrient dense blackberry!

And I only figured it out because I was Googling the health benefits of blackberries in the hopes of figuring out what to call our newest smoothie concoction. The things you learn…

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Blackberry, Pineapple, and Spinach Smoothie

Boost your immune system, ease your digestive woes, strengthen your cognitive abilities, and help your muscles relax with this blackberry, pineapple and spinach smoothie. Your entire body will thank you.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 3/4 cup blackberries
  • 2/3 cup frozen banana 1 medium banana
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup spinach packed tight

Instructions

  1. Place pineapple, blackberries, frozen banana and almond milk in the cup of your blender.
  2. Pulse several times to break up banana chunks and then blend on high for 30 seconds.
  3. Add in spinach and blend again for another 30-60 seconds or until smooth.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.

Note: If you are using something like a Ninja Blender* or Nutribullet* that has a smaller cup, the directions above were written for you. If you use a blender with a larger base, feel free to add everything in at the same and pulse away.

*This is an affiliate link.

4 Ingredient Green Smoothie

4 Ingredient Green Smoothie

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Can 4 ingredients really make you feel … virtuous?

If those 4 ingredients happen to be pineapple, banana, baby spinach, and unsweetened almond milk, then the answer is a resounding YES.

Virtuous because of how freakin’ green and healthy it looks.

Virtuous because you know you’re getting at least one serving of vegetables in your body without having to whine or complain about it.

Virtuous because everyone around you is going to be wondering how you manage to get your kids to eat something that looks like that.

It’s also possible that those same 4 ingredients will cause you to feel SMUG, because that shit is delicious and warrants several pats on the back in recognition for what you’ve created.

(Oh, and it may also cause your children to say, “Mama, take picture. I hold smoothie.” Because that’s straight up what The Babe said to me this morning as I was trying to document this beaut.)

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4 Ingredient Green Smoothie

Titillate your taste buds and feel all virtuous with this simple and sweet green smoothie. It's so good, your kids won't complain that they have to drink their vegetables.
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 2/3 cup frozen banana chunks or 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup or a large handful baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup milk dairy or non-dairy

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high speed until smooth.
  2. Pour into cup and enjoy!

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.
Note: I always stack fresh ingredients first, followed by frozen, spinach on top, and then pour the milk in. Otherwise, the frozen items tend to get stuck on the bottom and the smoothie ends up on the chunkier side.