My favorite thing about green smoothies (besides the health and beauty benefits) is that you can completely change the flavor just by switching up your fruits. With the arrival of warmer days, I've been craving smoothies with a tropical twist. For spring-worthy sips, I've swapped the apple and kiwi in this recipe for a mango and two cups of frozen pineapple. According to celeb nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, pineapple is one of the best foods to eat for soft, supple skin, as explained her in latest book, The Beauty Detox Foods (the other ingredients in this recipe made her list of beauty-enhancing foods, too). If that knowledge doesn't brighten your mood, sipping this drink from a yellow polka dot straw should do the trick.
2 cups cold, filtered water
4 cups organic romaine lettuce, chopped
2 cups organic baby spinach
2 cups organic, frozen pineapple
1 organic mango, peeled & sliced
1 organic banana
Juice of 1/2 organic lemon
Add water, lettuce, and spinach to blender; blend until smooth. Add mango and pineapple; blend again. Then, add banana and lemon juice, and blend once more until smooth.