Tropical Green Smoothie | My Clean Cutting Board


I was in Dominican Republic this spring. I had to be very careful what I ate because I didn’t want to aggravate the immune problems I have going on. It wasn’t easy but one way to eat without falling into temptation was to make smoothies in the morning. Nothing like popping out of your front door and grabbing the ingredients for a delicious smoothie. There is absolutely nothing like it.  That’s why I’m a firm believer in growing food, not lawns. When I buy my house, neighbors beware. There will be fruit trees everywhere. The flowers will attract bees and the branches will call the birds. I want to have a wonderful fruit farm. I promise I’ll share the great harvest. Anyway, back to my recipe. I made this smoothie (well my dad did) and it was amazing. I shared it with my cousin and his girlfriend and they wanted more. Here in Florida we get these ingredients easily, especially in the summer. But I’m sure you can find similar fruit where you live too. If not fresh, maybe frozen.

nispero my clean cutting board

I brought frozen Nispero pulp in a bag from Dominican Republic so I could enjoy it at home.

Oats My clean cutting board


papaya My Clean Cutting Board

2 cups of Almond or Coconut Milk

1 cup of cut papaya chunks

1/2 cup of nispero (aka naseberry, sapodilla)

1 cup of oats

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp honey

1/2 cup of spinach

Blend on high speed and enjoy! You may not need honey if your nispero is very sweet. And you can add whatever other tropical fruit grows in your area. The color maybe darker if you put more spinach but the taste will stay the same. Spinach has no flavor when added to smoothies. And remember choose organic.

Beware. I just read that papayas are genetically modified. We aren’t safe anymore. There is just a disaster in out food supply. Follow the March Against Monsanto to follow ways to fight the GMO giant.

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