This beautiful, creamy smoothie is perfect to get you thinking about someplace tropical. We recommend throwing in a fun straw, closing your eyes, and let your mind wander for a while!
The coconut in this smoothie is not only great as a dairy substitute, it is also good for you. Coconuts are rich in fiber, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6. They also contain selenium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous. Coconuts also help improve your immune system, help detoxify, and support your metabolism.
The mango in this smoothie is not just for taste, it also provides amazing health benefits like it’s co-ingredient (Is “co-ingredient” a word???). Mangos are high in antioxidants which help fight against cancer. They also contain high levels of fiber, vitamin C, and pectin which help combat cholesterol (especially the bad cholesterol). They are also good for clearing your skin and improving eye health.
So, you’re not just escaping to the tropics with this smoothie, you’re actually improving your health at the same time!
Tropical Smoothie Ingredients:
– Handful of spinach
– Coconut chunks (found Frozen at Trader Joes)
– Plain Kefir* – gets your probiotics
– Tbsp Hemp seeds
– 1 – 2 Scoops Protein powder of choice
– Avocado (half)
-4-5 ice cubes
*You can use coconut kefir if you are dairy-free. This will only enhance the coconut flavor 🙂
Add your spinach, kefir, hemp seeds, mango, protein powder, and avocado to your blender. Add the frozen coconut and ice last. This order will help liquify the smoothie faster and easier. Blend until smooth.
Now, kick back and relax….that is, at least, until the kids start screaming for help for something really important…like “Mom! Where’s my sports headband???”
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