my morning smoothie

We all have our morning routines…I’m sure most of your mornings begin with coffee or tea!  If you know me, you know I am a tea drinker (a hot tea in the morning, followed by iced tea the rest of the day).

I added another beverage to my mornings about eight months ago…a “green smoothie.”  Now I know that there are so many smoothie recipes out there, but I’ve found that I really like this one for many reasons.

green smoothie | polka dots and picket fences

First, I love the flavor and consistency of it…not to mention that I’m already getting a serving of veggies in my body early in the day!  And I love how filling it is…I’m not hungry for several hours after drinking it!

green smoothie | polka dots and picket fences

I also like that there are only four ingredients…most of which I already have in my kitchen on a regular basis.

  • banana
  • baby spinach (a large handful)
  • pineapple chunks (1 cup)
  • low fat vanilla yogurt (1 cup)
  • plus water and ice

green smoothie | polka dots and picket fences

I just throw the banana, pineapple, baby spinach, yogurt, and one cup of water in the blender and mix until throughly combined.

green smoothie | polka dots and picket fences

green smoothie | polka dots and picket fences

Once fully combined, I throw in a handful of ice cubes and mix again.

green smoothie | polka dots and picket fences

And it’s all done and ready for pouring!  I refill my glass with it a few times throughout the morning as I go about the rest of my routine…

green smoothie | polka dots and picket fences

 

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