Green Smoothies – Two Ways!

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I have to apologize in advance as I am going to start this post with a little bit of a rant…
When my husband, Jim and I decided to eat a little healthier and get a little more exercise (exercise in our house = SUCK!) Let’s face it, when you are in your mid forties and have spent the bulk of the last 20 years starting and raising a family, exercise is just not as easy as it used to be, so that is why exercise in our house is referred to as SUCK!  IT just SUCKS …nothing fun or easy about it.  I will admit we have been working hard to make it a priority and it is getting slightly easier although still not fun!

So through the process of getting a bit healthier I started making “green ” smoothies, well I came up with a healthy and, what I think is a delicious recipe, BUT Jim was not feeling it, so he modified MY recipe. It is a slightly heated discussion as to whose tasted better! I will admit that our son Robby does like Jim’s version better! You be the judge! Although I should get extra points for mine being a bit healthier!!

OK, enough of that, I went WAY off track there! Time for the recipes!

Anne’s way :
1 handful of baby spinach
1/2 of a avocado, chopped
1/2 cup carrot juice (I buy Bolthouse)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
3 pieces frozen Pineapple
3 pieces frozen mango
3 Pieces frozen banana
coconut water ( I use about 2 cups but this depends on how thick you like your smoothie, I like mine with a thinner consistency)

OPTION
Add a squirt or two of Agave or honey
Place all of the ingredients in the blender and blend well!
This will make about 2 servings, again it depends on how much coconut water you use!

Jim’s Way:
1 handful baby spinach
1 HEAPING cup of frozen blueberries
4 pieces of frozen Pineapple
4 Pieces frozen mango
4 pieces frozen banana
Coconut water (Jim uses less coconut water than I do as he likes his smoothie with a thicker consistency)
Place all ingredients in the blender and blend well!

ANOTHER NOTE
I package the frozen ingredients in small bags and put them back into the freezer to make work mornings running out the door a little easier!

Enjoy!

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