I've been sick all week, I've had a nasty cold. Thankfully I started feeling better today. In the past 48 hours I've only worn pajamas, been in bed, slept for almost 40 of those hours and watched 3 pretty terrible chick flicks. The only saving grace was Chris bringing a endless supply of soup, DayQuil and Nyquil. Oh, and snuggling with my puppy, he never left my side. That was a bonus :)
I knew I was feeling better when only 8 hours of sleep was sufficient and I was motivated to shower and put on some yoga pants to run a few errands. This included a stop at the farmers market to load up on fruit and veggies because I had a recipe in mind I really wanted to try. While I was sick in bed, I caught up on reading some of my favorite blogs. Camille Styles is a fashion, food, entertaining, overall chic blog that is always inspiring. I highly recommended you check out what Camille and her team come up with. She recently posted a recipe for a smoothie that sounded fresh, healthy and full of vitamins. After a weekend of bacon cornbread, it was exactly everything I needed!
True to it's green name, this smoothie is nutrient packed and delicious. It is loaded with a fresh spinach, which I have never included in my smoothies before. (I don't know why, but I think I always will now). The highlight of the smoothie is the fresh pineapple which is complemented by ripe pear, fresh cucumber and mint. A little bit of agave nectar adds a touch of sweetness. Make this!!
1/2 of a pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 ripe pear, peeled, cored and chopped
juice from 1 lime
1 cup baby spinach leaves
10 mint leaves, chopped
1 tsp agave nectar
1 tsp of chia seeds
Update!! I recently made this smoothie with a peach (peeled) instead of a pear and it was excellent!!! (And I omitted the line and mint... still tasted great!)
Purée ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses, garnish with a cucumber spear and serve.
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