Greena Colada

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After all the recent indulgences, I am really excited to share with you my ALL TIME FAVORITE Green Juice Recipe. I literally cant get sick of this drink. It’s my superfood version of a Pina Colada and it’s divine. I blend mine up in my Nutribullet and it comes out perfect. You could use a regular blender too or a Vitamix if you’re super fancy like that.

This nutrient packed super drink has become my favorite breakfast beverage but it is equally enjoyable after a good cardio workout. The ingredients are simple and easy to find. The benefits are endless. Let’s DRINK!

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Ingredients:
2 handfuls Tuscan Kale
2 handfuls Baby Spinach
3 large broccoli florets
1 medium persian cucumber with skin
4 – 5 cubes frozen pineapple
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup filtered water
Chia or Flax seeds/Hemp Seeds – optional

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1. Layer ingredients as pictured. I put the leafy greens in first. Then the brocoli florets. Then the cucumbers (diced to help the blender out a bit). Frozen pinapples on top. Then add the liquids. The more liquid you add the thinner your drink will be. Sometimes I like it more juice-like and other times I need some sustinance and keep it smoothie-like.

2. Blend.

3. Chia & Flax seeds optional. You can add the chia seeds BEFORE or AFTER you blend. Again, this is a matter of taste. It’s really perfect both ways but when chia seeds are left whole and soaked in liquid they remind me of baby boba balls and I think it’s fun to drink them that way. You get the benefits either way so I really recommend trying to add these into your Green Juice whenever possible. Hemp Seeds are better blended up in my opinion. These are such a best kept secret. They are packed with protein and omega-3 and taste so nutty and delicious!

Ingredient Health Benefits I found on the internet:
Kale: high in iron & vitamin K. Packed with powerful antioxidents and great anti-inflamatory. Perfect for cadio-vascular support. Low calorie.
Spinach: excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein, and choline.
Broccoli: high in fiber, calcium, vitamin k, omega-3 fatty acids, & vitamin c. Helps with good digestion.
Cucumber: Great for hydration. Aids in weightloss by flushing out toxins. Good for healthy skin.
Pinapple: Full of vitamin C & antioxidents. Great to fight off a cold. Packed with minerals for healthy skin, hair,  bones. Fights against free radicals so it’s the perfect Anti-Cancer fruit.
Coconut Water: Aids in weight loss. Fights acne and blemishes. Perfect for hydration. High content of Fiber aids in digestion and reduces indigestion.

Originally Posted on: March 30, 2015

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