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Green is the New Black

Newness has many colours. What merely looks like a bundle of earthy vitamins to you will be a fresh (re)start for me. My experiment with fresh fruit and vegetables is on. With the aim to stop before all that is mixed gets brown, I will stir cabbages up and shake bananas down. And add a slice of avocado to get the cream in my smoothie, that too. Lots to learn and more to enjoy. Energy will follow, I believe so. I heard about such great results among my friends, and will give it a shot. Green smoothies, here I come!

Look below for the Beginner’s Luck Smoothie recipe

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The Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie is a great beginner friendly green smoothie recipe. It’s full of iron, potassium and vitamins galore— AND tastes like a tropical treat from all the island fruit. Not a fan of bananas? Swap it for 1/4 avocado or add another 1/2 cup mango to the recipe.


  • 1 cup spinach (fresh)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pineapple*
  • 1/2 cup mango*
  • 1 banana (peeled)


  1. Tightly pack spinach in a measuring cup.
  2. Add spinach to blender with water. Blend together until all chunks are gone. (Should resemble green water when blended well).
  3. Add pineapple, mango and banana to blender. I like to use frozen pineapple and mangos to chill the smoothie down and save time cutting and prepping. It’s a win-win!
  4. Blend all together until smooth and creamy. Depending on your blender, this could take as little as 30 seconds or as long as 2 minutes.
  5. Pour into a glass and serve immediately.
  6. You can also store the smoothie in the fridge with a lid until ready to drink.