Pineapple Ginger smoothie with coconut whip

GF, DF, Vegan, Paleo

GF, DF, Vegan, Paleo

It's getting hot here in Seattle and as a treat we decided to make some smoothies today. I don't normally eat a lot of fruit, but when I do I like to sneak some extra nutrition in. Beet greens are exceptionally high in folate and coconut milk helps to slow the digestion of the sugar from all that fruit so that our blood sugar will stay even. You could replace the orange juice with water, I'm sure if would more than sweet enough!  I modified my recipe from this blog post on One Healthy Life . Mostly the modifications came from what I had on hand. 

Pineapple Ginger smoothie 

1 c fresh, cubed pineapple

1" fresh ginger, peeled, and finely chopped

1/2 c frozen beets greens (I lightly steam my greens before freezing)

1/3 c sliced and frozen banana slices (no need for them to be frozen, this is just what I had)

1/2 c orange juice

1/2 c coconut milk

Blend in blender. Top with coconut whip* optional