Blend up this hydrating green glass with cool lime juice, sweet pineapple and banana, and a healthy dose of kale.
We spent Saturday afternoon at our college reunion. We did it family style this year — low-key, low-alcohol, low-regret. And still, this Monday morning seems like a good day for a green smoothie. Doesn’t it?
Refreshing Coconut Water SmoothieCarolyn Cope
- 1 cup coconut water
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- Flesh of 1/2 ripe avocado diced
- 2 cups pineapple chunks
- 1 frozen banana sliced
- 1 cup tightly packed finely chopped lacinato kale pieces (not including stems)
- In a Regular Blender: Place the coconut water, lime juice, avocado, and pineapple into the blender. Starting on a medium-low setting and increasing the speed as you go, blend until smooth. Depending on your blender, you may need to stop occasionally and press the ingredients toward the blades, then resume blending. Add the frozen banana slices and kale and continue to blend until perfectly smooth and creamy. Divide between two tall glasses and serve immediately.
- In a High-speed Blender: Just toss it all in there!
Carolyn is the voice behind the popular blog Umami Girl and writes frequently for other food-related publications. Equal parts live-to-eat and eat-to-live, she holds certificates from both the French Culinary Institute and the eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition program. Carolyn has lived and worked in New York and London and currently resides with her husband and two daughters in a sweet little seaside town in New Jersey.