Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Healthy Smoothie Recipe (Is It Summer Yet??!!! )

It is getting towards the end of winter and I'm starting to get anxious about spring - then SUMMER finally arriving.  As I was daydreaming about how nice it will be in the upcoming months, one of my favorite recipes popped into my mind.  I thought I'd share this with you as it is not only delicious, but it is packed with an incredible amount of nutrition.

Is It Summer Yet???!!! Nutrient Dense Breakfast Smoothie
Serves: 2

1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries (or mixed berries)
3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 medium banana, peeled and split into chunks
1 Tbsp. Brown Rice Syrup (honey or agave syrup will work as well)
1 cup coconut water, or as needed

Add the fruit and sweetener to your blender.  Add a small amount of the coconut water.  Pulse until incorporated, then turn blender on high.  Slowly add the remaining coconut water until all ingredients are completely blended.  Serve immediately.

Note:  Use unsweetened fruit.  If you choose to use fresh fruit instead of frozen, be sure to add a few ice cubes to give the smoothie more texture (otherwise it will be very thin).  If you add 1 Tbsp. spirulina (which can be found at most health food stores), it will boost the protein to 4g.

Per Serving:

Calories: 180kcal  Carbs: 46g   Fat: 0g   Protein: 1g

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