An energizing, spicy Mexican-style green smoothie with citrus, pineapple, cucumber, cilantro avocado and jalapeño. Refreshing, energizing and invigorating! Vegan and GF.

An energizing, spicy Mexican-style green smoothie with avocado, pineapple, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño and lime! Refreshing, energizing and totally invigorating! Vegan! #vegan #detox #greensmoothie #greenjuice #vegangreensmoothie #avocadosmoothie #smoothie #eatclean #cleaneating #plantbased #vegansmoothieDoes this path enlarge or diminish me?
James Hollis

Last week when I was still in sunny Sayulita, Mexico, my lazy morning would usually involve meandering into town, sometime before noon and picking up a Mexican Green Smoothie from my favorite street vendor. Fragrant cilantro, silky avocado, crisp watery cucumber, fresh spicy jalapeño and kale, blended with orange, pineapple and lime juice – a power house of nutrients, not to mention flavor. Tropical, with a little spicy heat, it was tasty and energizing and I’ve been making versions of this ever since I got back….and daydreaming of ocean and sun. It helps.

It had been a while since I’d spent time away from screens. The trip did me good on so many levels. Sitting on the endless expanse of wild beach, facing the big breathing ocean with the huge open sky above, and sandy beneath, I felt for a time connected once again, to that place in myself that keeps slipping farther and farther away, muffled by all the distractions of modern life. I find it interesting, that however “connecting” our technology may be, how disconnecting it is from myself.

How easy it is to get drawn in to all the illusions of the Internet and its remarkable ability to numb the pain, of living a life more and more disconnected from ourselves, with its likes and follows, its beautiful imagery beguiling us to live vicariously through others, all the while separating us further and further from ourselves and our own real experiences.

The problem for me becomes owning this. Because when I do, it’s disturbing and depressing. And then the question arises which I can’t ignore: am I contributing to this?  I ask myself, is it possible for me to create a “space” here in this illusionary world of the Internet, that brings more meaning and connectedness into my life (and hopefully others)?  Is it even possible, given this medium? I wonder…

An energizing, spicy Mexican-style green smoothie with avocado, pineapple, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño and lime! Refreshing, energizing and totally invigorating! Vegan! #vegan #detox #greensmoothie #greenjuice #vegangreensmoothie #avocadosmoothie #smoothie #eatclean #cleaneating #plantbased #vegansmoothie
And back to the smoothie.

I love the addition of cilantro and jalapeño in this smoothie and in Mexico they also added Nopales, an edible cactus, which I fell in love with, but have yet to find here.

Basil is also good in this smoothie, as well as parsley. More and more I’ve been adding fresh herbs to my smoothie concoctions and loving the refreshing flavor it adds. Give it a try and see!

An energizing, spicy Mexican-style green smoothie with avocado, pineapple, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño and lime! Refreshing, energizing and totally invigorating! Vegan! #vegan #detox #greensmoothie #greenjuice #vegangreensmoothie #avocadosmoothie #smoothie #eatclean #cleaneating #plantbased #vegansmoothie

An energizing, spicy Mexican-style green smoothie with avocado, pineapple, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño and lime! Refreshing, energizing and totally invigorating! Vegan! #vegan #detox #greensmoothie #greenjuice #vegangreensmoothie #avocadosmoothie #smoothie #eatclean #cleaneating #plantbased #vegansmoothie

An energizing, spicy Mexican-style green smoothie with avocado, pineapple, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño and lime! Refreshing, energizing and totally invigorating! Vegan! #vegan #detox #greensmoothie #greenjuice #vegangreensmoothie #avocadosmoothie #smoothie #eatclean #cleaneating #plantbased #vegansmoothie

Top with chia seeds.

An energizing, spicy Mexican-style green smoothie with avocado, pineapple, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño and lime! Refreshing, energizing and totally invigorating! Vegan! #vegan #detox #greensmoothie #greenjuice #vegangreensmoothie #avocadosmoothie #smoothie #eatclean #cleaneating #plantbased #vegansmoothie An energizing, spicy Mexican-style green smoothie with avocado, pineapple, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño and lime! Refreshing, energizing and totally invigorating! Vegan! #vegan #detox #greensmoothie #greenjuice #vegangreensmoothie #avocadosmoothie #smoothie #eatclean #cleaneating #plantbased #vegansmoothie

I hope you enjoy this refreshing winter pick me up!

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An energizing, spicy Mexican-style green smoothie with avocado, pineapple, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño and lime! Refreshing, energizing and totally invigorating! Vegan! #vegan #detox #greensmoothie #greenjuice #vegangreensmoothie #avocadosmoothie #smoothie #eatclean #cleaneating #plantbased #vegansmoothie

Mexican Green Smoothie with Avocado and Lime


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An energizing, spicy Mexican-style green smoothie with citrus, pineapple, cucumber, cilantro avocado and jalapeño. VEGAN! Refreshing, energizing and invigorating!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • ¼ cup – ½ cup fresh cilantro – small stems ok
  • juice of one large lime
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 small Turkish cucumber, cubed (1 cup)
  • ½ an avocado
  • 1 banana ( frozen is great!)
  • 1 cup baby kale ( optional)
  • 13 slices jalapeno ( or more to taste)
  • a couple ice cubes
  • chia seeds– optional

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth, adding a tablespoon of water if necessary to get the blender going. Add a few ice cubes to the blender to chill it (or use frozen bananas or pineapple).
  2. Divide into two glasses and sprinkle with chia seeds
  3. Makes 2 smoothies, or one extra large one. 🙂

2 servings

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. I found this recipe while trying to recreate a fancy green drink I found at a local tea place.I’m really enjoying drinking my first attempt! I didn’t follow this recipe exactly – I omitted avocado as mine aren’t ripe and I just straight up forgot to add in the banana or cucumber – but this is definitely the basic formula for what I was looking for. I intentionally added a bit more greens and a little less fruit than in the above recipe, and next time I’m going to add even a little less orange & pineapple and throw in a bit more jalapeno. I’m looking forward to continuing to play with this recipe more!

  2. Fantastic! Followed the recipe to a “T” and I was not disappointed. Such a clean and refreshing smoothie. A great way to brighten up a cold winter’s morning. I did my own calorie calculation for this recipe and came up with roughly 450 calories for the batch (225 per serving). Makes this not only a delicious breakfast choice but a healthy one too.

    Can’t wait to make the Peruvian Seafood Stew with Cilantro Broth this evening. It is a Feasting at Home kinda day!!

    Thanks for all the great recipes and keep’em coming! Would love to see a cookbook from you soon!!

    1. Thank you so much! Glad you liked the smoothie and appreciate your kind words regarding the cookbook. Have a beautiful day!!