Go Green Smoothie
16 ice cubes, divided
1 pint strawberries, tops trimmed and quartered
1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I use Almond Breeze, you can use any milk of your choice, but the almond milk gives you a nice added protein boost)
2 Bartlett pears, cored and cubed
Juice of 1 navel orange
1 tsp local honey (you can also use agave or maple syrup)
2-3 cups spinach, well rinsed and stems trimmed
Into your blender, add 8 of the ice cubes, the strawberries and almond milk. Blend on high until ice is fully crushed and strawberries are blended. Add in pears, navel orange juice and honey, and blend those down as well. Next add your spinach, and you'll likely have to blend these down in batches to make sure you have enough room in the blender. Blend until completely smooth. You'll likely have some noticeable green bits no matter how long you try to blend it, and that's okay, you won't be able to taste them. Then add in your remaining 8 ice cubes and blend until ice is fully crushed.
Serve immediately. Made 4 mason jars full.