I feel like every year when the seasons change, I get into a mood.
It’s like a clockwork.
Every year in December, I start dreading the upcoming winter and I get very summersick.
The thing is, I adore sunshine and warm weather and I absolutely hate being boxed in in my house all through the Scottish winter (which can be very long and dreadful!).
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I just feel so much better when I spend time outdoors, especially when it’s sunny.
Now, since I don’t have a magic wand in my pocket to help me switch out the season into summer all year long, I’ve been trying out various ways to make myself feel better during the winter.
One of them is to take care of my house and make it feel extra special during the cold season as I’m obviously spending the majority of my time indoors.
The other thing that’s been really helpful is to make my smoothies taste very fresh, summery, and tropical.
It may be cold and dreary outside, but at least my glass is filled with tropical flavors and while I’m drinking my smoothie, I can imagine myself being on a paradise island…
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This Green Pineapple Paradise Smoothie recipe is the perfect example and I’ve been drinking it all throughout December.Print
Green Pineapple Paradise Smoothie
Drinking tropical drinks like this Green Pineapple Paradise smoothie is my little trick for surviving the long and dark winter.
- Prep Time: 40 Seconds
- Total Time: 40 Seconds
- Yield: 2 Servings 1x
- Category: Green Thickie
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: Drink
- ¾ cup water
- 2 cups pineapple chunks
- ½ avocado, peeled and pitted
- 2 cups spinach
- ½ cup ice cubes
Note: To turn this into a Green Thickie (Complete meal green smoothie) add:
- 1 filler (Please note, only use half a filler as the fillers are designed for recipes that serve 2)
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- Select “Smoothie” cycle or blend on a Medium Low speed for 10 seconds.
- Then select Medium High speed for 30 seconds.
- Serving Size: 550 ml/20 oz /1 pint
I know you may not have time to digest all this right now, so I wanted to give you a handy print out of this blog post so you can stick it on your fridge to help you on your journey to optimal health.
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