Here’s another combination I tried recently and loved. There is nothing better than using up the contents of one’s fridge and freezer and creating something delicious in the process!
- Flesh of one mango – frozen
- Flesh of one small coconut – frozen (4 frozen coconut cream cubes would work perfectly with this as well)
- 1 cup Pure Harvest Coco Quench (or whatever milk alternative you prefer. Regular Full Cream, Almond, Oat or Coconut & Almond milk would work as well)
- 1 large handful baby spinach
- 1 small handful mint leaves
- Juice of 1 lime
- Chia seeds for topping (optional)
I let the frozen coconut flesh and mango thaw a little bit and then added all ingredients and blended together to create a lovely, thick and almost sorbet-textured smoothie. Top with some chia seeds if you like.
Coconut & Mango Sweet Green Smoothie
I made this smoothie for breakfast this morning and enjoyed it so much I had to share.
It was particularly filling which was exactly what I needed after a 7.4km run this morning to start the day. I also used frozen berries for the recipe so the end result was almost like eating ice cream, perfect for while it’s still quite warm in the mornings!
Frozen raspberries would work well also if you want a lower fructose option and it would taste just as good if you omit the protein powder too.
- 4 ice cubes
- half a frozen banana
- 4 frozen strawberries
- 1 heaped tablespoon coconut protein powder (vanilla would work also – I had some 180 nutrition protein powder leftover from some samples)
180 Natural Protein Superfood – 100% natural ingredients and gluten and sugar-free! I prefer the coconut flavour over the chocolate.
Go to 180nutrition.com.au
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup (250ml) So Good Unsweetened Almond Coconut Milk
So Good Unsweetened Almond Coconut Milk – low in calories and sugar and delicious also.
Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy!
Banana, Strawberry and Coconut Breakfast Smoothie
I got the recipe for this smoothie off of the I Quit Sugar website (as I seem to do with most things I cook or drink these days). I have to admit I am always doubtful when there are claims that a simple smoothie is going to give you ‘glowing skin’ or it will ‘cleanse your body’ as obviously it won’t do this if everything else in your life is unhealthy. Not to mention I’m not quite in-tune enough with my body yet to sit down and really recognise the effects unless they are reasonably major. The fact that this smoothie is called the ‘Fountain of Youth Smootie’ and the ingredients it incorporates made me even more dubious!
However, I noticed after a couple of weeks of having this for breakfast one or two days a week that the skin on my face really cleared up and was looking great! Not to mention it is genuinely delicious and refreshing. I altered it slightly and used Coco Quench coconut milk instead of Coconut water which I think was perfect for adding some extra creaminess and balancing the herbs and bitterness of the grapefruit.
So here it is, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do:
- 1x grapefruit (I used ruby grapefruit)
- 4x strawberries (frozen or fresh)
- 1/2 avocado
- Small handful of mint
- Small handful flat-leaf parsley (yep . . . parsley!)
- 1 cup coconut water (or I used the Coco Quench and it was great)
- 4x ice cubes
Blend all together, sip it down and think of all the magical things it’s doing to you that you may not notice!
Fountain of Youth Smoothie – image from I Quit Sugar website.