green smoothie

All this extra time at home has given me ample opportunity to let my good eating habits of yesteryear fall by the wayside. I’ve been craving my beloved Arden’s Garden smoothies & juices from Atlanta to help balance me out, but, as I’ve previously lamented, it isn’t available in Seattle. So I decided to try and make one of my favorites at home: Yoga 1.

Green smoothie in cup, half a lemon & bottle of pineapple juice

This bottled juice is available in many southeastern supermarkets, and even though it’s green, it doesn’t taste like it, thanks to the fruit-forward pineapple flavors and the acidic kick of lemon. I don’t own a juicer sadly, or even a nice blender, so I made this in my immersion blender. If you have either of the first options available, use them instead! A juicer will certainly provide the closet replication, meaning the final product won’t have the chunkiness that comes with blending options, and a nice blender will allow you to add everything at once. If using an immersion blender like me, add the ingredients in stages to avoid making a huge mess.

Use this as a guide and alter to suit your tastes. Enjoy, and be well!


  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 2/3 cup chopped kale
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2” peeled ginger root
  • 1/2 lemon

Blend all ingredients together well with 1/2 cup of ice. Drink immediately or store in fridge for later enjoyment.

Makes 1 smoothie

Close up bird's eye view of green smoothie

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