So, how are the New Year’s resolutions going? None of my words had to do with food this year, but I definitely started 2012 with a desire to eat lots of green, lots of organic and only a little meat. While we were in Arizona, I made daily visits to the spa juice bar to fuel up on crazy concoctions of beets, watercress, pineapple, spinach, bananas and more…and I always left feeling so energetic. Back at home, I’ve been experimenting with some of the same ingredients to make the healthiest smoothies I can dream up, and this Lean Green Power Smoothie is the current winner in terms of nutrient-packed and delicious (my husband has even jumped on the train.) Keep reading for the recipe…and I would love to hear your favorite smoothie combinations in the comments below so I can try them out!
Lean Green Power Smoothie
1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 english cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 ripe pear, peeled, cored and chopped
juice from 1 lime
1 cup baby spinach leaves
10 mint leaves, chopped
1 tsp agave nectar
Purée ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses, garnish with a cucumber spear and serve.