(Guest Post) This smoothie is an incredible morning pick me up or great to enjoy any time of day. Its contains a power packed mix of both greens and vitamin C rich fruits to make a sweet yet potent delight that will make you smile. Spinach leaves are used as the primary leafy green, but the addition of parsley provides extra vitamin C as well as an energy boost that can help to act as a mild appetite suppressant for those trying to lose a few pounds.

On the fruit side of things this recipe calls for ripe mango, orange and pineapple in this smoothie creating a great mix of sweetness to balance the taste of the earthy greens. The high vitamin C content of this smoothie has great immune boosting benefits- as I write this I have made it through this year’s cold and flu season without a touch of illness while many of my family and friends have been down for weeks. I owe a sizable degree of my wellness to drinking two of these smoothies per day for the last 3 months! Here is the recipe; this makes about 32 oz, or roughly two servings.

The Super- C Tropical Pineapple Smoothie

  • 2 6 inch pineapple spears
  • cup chopped mango
  • 1 ripe navel orange
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 4 sprigs of parsley
  • cup of ice
  • cup of water

Blend greens, ice and water first until smooth and liquid, and then add pineapple, orange and mango.

I typically drink half of this blender full of goodness first thing, and save the rest in a 20 oz. plastic shaker bottle in the refrigerator. I will shake up and finish the rest around lunch time. If you have a sweet tooth and are looking for an energizing smoothie to jump-start your day, I highly recommend the Super C tropical smoothie- plenty of taste as well as a great blend of nutrients to get you on your way, enjoy!

Pineapple-Mango-Spinach Smoothie