Green Aid (vegan, gluten-free, raw)

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Say hello to the ultimate reset drink! My Green Aid recipe is filled with cucumber, spinach, and pineapple for a drink that gives you a boost of vitamin C, plenty of hydration, and a tropical flavor to delight your taste buds. It’s the perfect way to wake up in the morning or power through a mid-day slump!

Green Aid Recipe

Talk about a reset drink: Green Aid to the rescue!  When I need to start fresh, I go for this five-ingredient, easy-to -make drink.  It reboots my systems and literally makes me feel like I’m glowing from the inside out. It more than quenches my thirst and provides loads of beneficial nutrients. I find cucumbers and parsley help to “de-bloat” me and pineapple really aids in my digestion. I’m telling you, this drink just makes your body feel clean and happy while also tasting tropical and fresh! I think you’ll be an instant fan.

I use a blender to puree the foods whole: spinach, parsley, cucumber, pineapple and liquid of choice (green tea, filtered water, coconut water, almond milk etc.). Simply combine all of the ingredients in a high speed blender, pour and sip (or sometimes gulp)! It’s really quick to make, which makes it a favorite on mornings when I’m dragging a little bit or as a snack in the middle of a hectic day. This recipe is also 100% raw which means all the nutrients (including plenty of fiber!) are there. Your body will thank you!

Flavor wise, this Green Aid drink is so yummy.  The crisp, cool flavor of the cucumbers combined with the sweet tropical pineapple works really well together and makes me feel alert and awake. You end up not tasting any spinach and you don’t need to add anything to sweeten it since the pineapple is so flavorful and bright! You’re getting a full serving (or two!) of vegetables in one cup, which I always feel really good about.

Health Benefits of Cucumber

I love cucumbers and am always trying to incorporate them into my meals whenever possible.  Their water content is extremely high, which is why the calorie content is so low. They’re hydrating you while adding that fresh, bright taste to your day!  A whole cup of sliced cucumbers has about 10 calories in addition to being high in vitamin C. Leave the skin on for the highest dose of nutrients! It blends right in and you won’t even notice it.

Health Benefits of Pineapple

I use a cup of frozen pineapple in this Green Aid. I love that it’s high in vitamin C (one serving provides 50% of what you would need in a day!).  It naturally sweetens the drink and gives a perfect tropical tang that makes your whole cup sing.

Green Aid Drink

Other fun additions: honeydew, kiwi and fresh mint leaves.  Let me know if you give it a try or make it your own with fun twists on this recipe! Comment below or find me on Instagram. If you like smoothies and want to up your blender game, check out my e-cookbook Rock Your Blender! It’s loaded with exclusive recipes not found on the blog…all of my tried-and-true favorites!

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Green Aid


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Say hello to the ultimate reset drink! My Green Aid recipe is filled with cucumber, spinach, and pineapple for a drink that gives you a boost of vitamin C, plenty of hydration, and a tropical flavor to delight your taste buds. It’s the perfect way to wake up in the morning or power through a mid-day slump!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup liquid (i.e. water, coconut water, chilled green tea or unsweetened, non-dairy milk)
  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber (skin on)
  • 3 handfuls fresh baby spinach
  • 1 handful fresh parsley (or mint) – stems are okay here

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender.  Blend from low to high speed until completely smooth.  You may need to use your tamper/plunger to get the puree started.  Add more liquid if a thinner consistency is desired.  Add more pineapple for more sweetness.  Serve immediately.
  • Category: Drink

Keywords: green aid drink

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