This is my NEW all-time favorite green smoothie…at least for the time being! 🙂 It’s so refreshing and delicious.
1 celery “rib” (and yes, you can use the leafy tops!)
small handful of spinach
1/2 lemon – peeled and seeded
2 slices of pineapple (flesh or core)
6-8 oz. of water
natural sweetener such as agave nectar, 100% pure maple syrup, etc. (optional – only if needed)
Blend all ingredients (except sweetener) with 6 oz. of the water until well blended and smooth. If needed, add the remaining water. Smoothie should not be very thick, that is unless you LIKE it that way. But in my opinion, it should be on the thinner side if it’s to be a green “lemonade”.
Taste it and if it’s not sweet enough, blend in a small amount of sweetener (please, no refined white sugar) to taste.
TIP: Always use fresh pineapple when possible but in worst-case scenario, use either frozen (preferred) or if you must use canned, get the one with no sugar or heavy syrup. When you buy fresh pineapple and cut it up, slice up the core and freeze it for later use such as this recipe! Click here for even more fresh pineapple tips!