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Pineapple, Cucumber, Spinach Smoothie with Mint

Pineapple, Cucumber, Spinach Smoothie with Mint

Pineapple, Cucumber, Spinach Smoothie with Mint
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Officially labeled as a green smoothie, this recipe has so much more to offer than the color green. Containing an excellent mix of flavors from pineapple, cucumber, pear, lime, spinach, agave and lime, this smoothie will be sure to surprise you with the flavor combination.

We normally don't use agave nectar here at smoothieweb.com, but not because we don't like it, we are used to using honey, molasses or Stevia and occasionally sugar. But we are trying to expand our palette and thought agave should be included more often. We use a very small amount because agave is actually much sweeter than sugar.

Agave is praised for being low on the glycemic index (GI) rating, which means it won't cause a spike in your blood sugar levels the way sugar does. High-GI foods like white sugar tend to make us feel hungry sooner since they are digested quickly. So foods made with agave nectar may keep you feeling fuller longer than foods made with the white stuff, which translates to eating less. - FitSugar.com

But many sources also say to be careful or even avoid agave nectar. So use your discretion, but we are of the belief that 1 teaspoon on rare occasions won't negatively affect you. And if you look at the nutritional values you will see this smoothie is low in calories and has a sugar content very similar to most smoothies we have. If you are concerned, try adding Stevia instead which you can buy here .

Nutrition


Calories: 252
Carbs: 65.4g
Protein: 5.5g
Fat: 1.2g
Fiber: 13.8g
Sugars: 35.1g
Iron: 49%
Vitamin A: 107%
Vitamin C: 199%

Ingredients


1/2 cucumber, peeled
1 cup diced pineapple, cored and peeled of course
1 pear, no need to peel
1 cup baby spinach, packed tightly
5 mint leaves (add more for more minty fresh flavor)
1 tsp agave nectar
juice from a lime
4 ice cubes

Directions


Prep
8 Mins
Cook
2 Mins
Ready In
10 Mins

  1. Add everything to your blender and hit button, nothing else to know? Well, there is a bit of method to the blending.

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