Recipe: Tropical Green Smoothie

sarah cuff Phytonutrients, Recipes for Runners, Vegetables 0 Comments

DSC_0015We know we’re supposed to eat more leafy greens… They are, after all, THE most nutrient-dense foods available to us. But who says you can’t drink them?!

Green smoothies are a fantastic way to get a large dose of the dark leafy greens so full of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. The practice of a daily green smoothie will help to boost your immune system, energize you and nourish you.

Makes 3 x 16oz servings.


  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 container of baby spinach (5 oz)
  • 1 bunch romaine lettuce (or hearts) (5 oz)
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and diced (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1-2 cups frozen mango or 1-2 fresh mangos
  • 6-8 ice cubes (if not using frozen fruit)


  1. Pour the water into a high-powered blender, and add the spinach. Blend on medium until spinach is mixed down into the water.
  2. Add the romaine lettuce and ginger and mix on high for one minute.
  3. Add the pineapple and the mango, (and ice cubes if you’re not using frozen fruit). Mix on high for one minute or until completely smooth.
  4. Enjoy immediately or pour into 3 to-go containers (mason jars work great).
  5. Store covered green smoothie in the fridge for up to 3 days and freeze the rest (transfer to fridge 24 hours before you want to consume).


Eat clean, run strong, be well… Cheers,

Sarah J Cuff, RHN


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