Tropical Oasis Smoothie
Mondays are for going meatless. Well everyday is meatless for me, but I love that many people across the globe have started eliminating meat from their diets at least one day a week. Today I am linking up with Sarah and Deborah .
Wish you were sitting on a beach right now? Me too. Even if we aren’t on a beach, we can drink a smoothie that makes us feel like we are! When I think of refreshing beverages I would want to drink on the beach the first thing I think of is pineapple and coconut. I used to really love pina coladas (non alcoholic of course) when I was younger. My mom would make them for us with pineapple juice, canned coconut milk, and vanilla ice cream. So NOT healthy, but boy were they delicious. Today, I am bringing a much healthier ingredient list to the table.
Smoothies are perfect for busy mornings, a mid afternoon snack, or a post workout meal. I love that you can make a small snack size smoothie, or a giant 40-50 ounce smoothie for mealtime. Plus- they are a great way to get in extra greens each day. I always add kale or spinach to my smoothies to keep my energy levels high and keep my colon healthy. If you have a really nice high powered blender you could even add some celery, cucumber, or carrot to your smoothies (really good!).
Here’s a quick smoothie recipe that will send you to a tropical island (virtually of course).
Tropical Oasis Protein Smoothie
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- 1.5 cups frozen pineapple
- 2 cups frozen mango
- 4-5 cups spinach
- 1.5 cups coconut water
- 1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 scoop Vega Vanilla protein & greens
- optional: additional water/ coconut water if you like your smoothies thinner
- Simply add all of the ingredients to the blender and blitz it up! You can use a whole scoop of protein powder or omit it all together. I like to use a half scoop so it doesn't overpower the flavor of the fruits in the smoothie.
What is your favorite smoothie combination?
Do you add protein or greens to your smoothies??