As much as I love juicing, when the weather is warmer, I typically will make a smoothie before I will juice. I love the cold “milkshakey” (it's a word!) taste of smoothies and I still get all the nutrients AND the fiber of the fruits and vegetables.
This spinach, avacado and apple smoothie recipe is simple enough and if you don't have coconut water (which I like using because it gives you an added boost of potassium), you can always just use regular water. You will need to add SOME sort of liquid because the ingredients will make for a WAY too-thick smoothie if you don't.
I haven't decided if I like this recipe or my spinach lemonade recipe better. This recipe requires a little bit less spinach so if I am using spinach from my garden, I don't have to over-harvest just to get enough to make a smoothie.
This recipe will make generous servings so you will either want to share the recipe with a friend, be prepared to drink the whole thing or divide the recipe in half. Personally, I can drink both servings with no problem – and then I am full for a very long time with very few calories and plenty of vitamins and nutrients in me!
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- 1 Granny Smith apple, quartered with seeds removed
- 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
- 2 large handfuls spinach
- 1 banana
- 1 cup (8 oz) coconut water (or plain water)
- 1 cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender
- Pulse/blend until completely smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!