Monday, January 5, 2015

Pineapple Citrus Smoothie + January Challenge Update.

When I think of pineapple, I think of the beach. Despite the absolutely freezing weather today in Chicago {it's 5 degrees with heavy snow this evening!} I have warm thoughts on my mind with a new Pineapple Citrus Smoothie recipe.

I tried this combination for the first time this morning and it's an excellent healthy way to start your day. One cup of pineapple includes 40% of the daily Vitamin C needed in your diet. This smoothie also contains the juice of one lime, which is full of Vitamin C and other benefits.

Pineapple Citrus Smoothie
Yields: 2 smoothies

4+ handfuls spinach
1 and 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 bananas
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen mango
Juice from 1 lime
1/4 cup plain yogurt

As part of the January Challenge, I am committed to drinking a green smoothie at least five days per week. K and I have also cut added sugars from our diet this month - this means no desserts, sweetened coffee creamer {sob} or processed snacks. I'm hoping to break a few habits with this effort and come out on the other side with a cleaner diet.

Comment if you want to join us on this challenge - to add more green smoothies to your day, avoid added sugars, or both! If you're already in, how did the first five days go?


  1. Looking yummy! I also love to drink pineapple juice because I love it. Make this Pineapple Citrus Smoothie with juice of one lime is a great Idea I will definitely try it..

    1. Agreed, pineapple is such a great flavor!