Fresh Vegetable Tropical Fruit Smoothie

With spring just around the corner bringing warmer temperatures, smoothies have finally made a way back into our daily rituals!

I’ve started something new with making smoothies, which has been using fresh vegetable juice as the liquid base! Green spinach smoothies are so last year…(Ignore the fact that I had one for lunch.)

I’ve never been a  huge fan of throwing raw veggies into a blender and praying that the frozen banana will mask all the flavors, and honestly..I’m not a huge fan of fresh squeezed juice. I don’t get too excited to drink kale, lemon, ginger, and beets. Am I a horrible health food blogger or what?! I do believe though that If you play around with the ingredients enough, you can make the perfect combination of a fresh vegetable juice! Like my most favorite one of all I posted a while back!

 

But these type of smoothies are not only for adults, I actually prefer them for my growing girls! My 18 month old is still young enough to where she can’t quite chew raw veggies and when I cook them I can’t always guarantee she will eat them! This is another way that I can relax just a little bit more knowing that her body isn’t relying on the few foods she does love.

Because if that were the case, she’d be living off of the fishy gold fish crackers she found on the floor at Target the other day…(That’s probably why she is always sick.)

Consider this smoothie as the first step of fresh veggie drinks. It’s a good step in the right direction, and eventually I’ll create that kale & beet juice smoothie that my kids, and yours too, will go crazy for!


Fresh Vegetable Tropical Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 1-3
 
With Spring just around the corner, fresh tropical smoothies pair perfectly with the warmer temperatures! Instead of the typical 'green' smoothie, this drink uses fresh veggie juice as the liquid base followed by tropical frozen fruit!
Ingredients
  • 2-3 stalks celery
  • 2-3 large carrots
  • 1- 1/ ½ apples
  • Handful of frozen mango
  • handful of frozen peaches
  • ½ banana
  • 1-2 TB. ground flax seeds
  • 1 TB. honey
  • ice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Using a juicer, juice the celery, carrots, and apple. You need enough juice to measure 1 c. of liquid.
  2. Add the fresh juice to a blender, and add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend until creamy.
  4. Enjoy!

 

The only bad thing about Spring approaching, besides allergies, is the fact that I’ve got to shave my legs on a regular basis. Can’t get away with hiding behind leggings anymore!…

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Here is one of my favorite fresh green juices of all time! 

 

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  1. No, you’re not a terrible health blogger! :P We all have things we’re not crazy about, so no worries. ;) Well, to be honest for me…? I rarely don’t NOT like some type of food because I’ve always just loved FOOD (prob. too much)! lol, unless it’s this one Indian condiment thing that tastes SUUUUPER STRONG! Can’t remember the name, but it’s the only thing I haven’t liked in my 26 years of life. Ok so sorry for that rant!
    And about this smoothie. Mmmmm! It looks soooo delicious and beautiful! I’ve been loving green smoothies lately, esp. after I challenged myself for 21 days. When I keep up with it I feel a lot more vibrant. And your daughter is too cute~those eyes are gorgeous. :D

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