Sometimes you are just really in the mood for a smoothie! I love smoothies because they feel a little naughty, but they are good for you! I load mine with lots of frozen fruit and usually a scoop of protein powder so it can be a proper snack. I usually sneak in some kale or spinach also, but I eat plenty of veggies anyway.
Coconut water is a great alternative for making a smoothie versus juice because it doesn’t have all of the sugar that fruit juices tend to have. It also has tons of potassium and electrolytes to keep you hydrated, so all around its a great option!
This is the best snack or breakfast when you’ve got a lot going on, but you want to make sure you are getting a complete meal. You can ensure that your smoothie has a full serving of fruit and veggies, plus some bonus things like fiber, omega 3s, and of course a little protein. This blend is admittedly a funky color, but this smoothie was super delicious!
What you need:
- 1/2 cup of raspberries, frozen
- 1/2 cup of pineapple, frozen
- 1/2 banana
- 8 oz coconut water
- 3 stalks of kale, removed from the stem
- 1 scoop of protein, I chose vanilla flavor
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (fiber and omega 3s)
Throw it all in a blender and blend until smooth. You won’t need to add any ice because of the frozen fruit, and it should be a really nice consistency.
It makes a pretty good amount, so I recommend enjoying it slowly.