green smoothie

We’ve been having smoothies for breakfast everyday for a while now and have been tweaking this recipe along the way. It started out as an attempt to sneak more leafy greens into my diet, but Jordan and I both got hooked. It’s a great way to start the day—fresh and full of fruits and veggies. We use one of those infomercial-famous Magic Bullet blenders, which was my dad’s parting gift when I moved out of the house, so this recipe for a single serving.

Like all smoothie recipes, this recipe is flexible. If you’re missing an ingredient, swap it for something else in your crisper. Also, if you’ve got a winning smoothie recipe, please let us know. We’ve been enjoying this one for about a month straight, but I expect we’ll hit a wall with it eventually.


Green Smoothie
1 banana
2 – 3 tablespoons of frozen pineapple tidbits
2 – 3 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup fresh spinach (or as much as you can cram into the remaining space in the blender)
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup coconut water


Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Though the Magic Bullet infomercial claims it will make a fruit smoothie in miraculous 5 seconds, mine usually takes about a minute.