Monday, February 3, 2014

My "At the Spa" Green Smoothie

You know spa water?  Like citrus and herb or fruit infused water that is sitting out in pitchers at fancy spas?  Some of you may make fancy water like that to drink at home, and each time that I drink this fancy water at a fancy spa (not that it's very often--maybe twice a year if I'm lucky!), I think to myself, I'm going to start doing this at home!  But, I never do.  I guess I always just forget about how much tastier fruit infused water is . . . and how easy it would be to to make and have at home!  Anyway, I'm kind of rambling here . . . What I'm trying to say is . . . One of my favorite spa water blends is orange and cucumber.  I drank some at the Kura Door Spa in Salt Lake City in December and it's been on my mind ever since.  So, the other day, as I was trying to decide what to put in my green smoothie, I thought I'd try and recreate this same spa water taste and blend, but in my smoothie.  And, I'm happy to say that it turned out just like I'd imagine it to be!  So, if you want to feel fancy and like you're visiting the spa next time you go to drink your green smoothie, try out this little recipe!

"At the Spa" Green Smoothie

1 Navel Orange
1/3 of a Large Cucumber (with the skin!)
2 Cups Spinach
6-8 Frozen Pineapple Chunks (about 3/4 cup)
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil*
4-5 Ice Cubes
1 1/2 Cups Water

Place all ingredients in the blender, blend until smooth, and enjoy your "spa" experience!

* I put coconut oil in all of my smoothies because of the supposed health benefits of consuming it.  I, personally, have noticed an increase in energy when I include it in my diet which is the main reason I continue to eat it.

Let me know what you think!  And do you usually keep fruit infused water at home?  I really think I'll give it a go one of these days . . . it might be a nice way to feel fancy at home :)  And don't forget to check out my other green smoothie recipes here and here!

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