This pineapple ginger green smoothie is my mum’s favorite smoothie.
She loves red radishes, and this smoothie utilizes the radish greens.
If you haven’t used the leaves of red radishes in smoothies, these leafy legends are the best-kept secret in the smoothie-making world. Not only radish greens contain more protein, calcium, and vitamin C than the roots, but they’re surprisingly mild in flavor (they taste a lot like lettuce) and go all-but unnoticed in virtually any blend.
For a typical 32-ounce smoothie use about 1 cup of radish greens, which is the amount of greens on a regular bunch of red radishes. Radish greens are not sold separately, so you need to get the roots as well. The leaves are usually covered in soil, so wash them thoroughly to avoid a gritty mouthfeel or a glass full of dirt.
Rich in vitamins A, C, and K, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, radish greens are wonderful blood purifiers and boost bone, kidney, and heart health, and keep our skin, hair, and nails looking gorgeous.
Coupled with the anti-inflammatory power of the pineapple and ginger, this sweet smoothie packs a ton of medicinal mojo as well as awesome flavor. Enjoy.
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Pineapple Ginger Green Smoothie
This vegan pineapple ginger green smoothie is light, refreshing, and loaded with nutrients.
- 2 cups (480ml) raw coconut water (or filtered water)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
- 1 cup (37g) lightly packed radish greens (or baby bok choy or spinach)
- 1/2 medium avocado, peeled and pitted
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
- 2 cups (320g) frozen pineapple
- Throw everything into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. Tweak lemon juice to taste.