Tropical Green Smoothie

Need a post workout recovery drink or a refreshing pick me up?

This smoothie will hit the spot. It has enough protein, fat and fiber to keep you full, will help balance your blood sugar and will aid in recovery after a workout. 


I promise, the spinach does not over power this drink! It is bursting with tropical pineapple and lime flavors, making it a green smoothie even your children will enjoy.

Tropical Green Smoothies

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 16 oz crushed ice
  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 2 cups spinach, pressed fairly full
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2 med frozen bananas*
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides**
  • 1-2 T chia seeds
  • 2 T coconut oil or MCT oil

Instructions

  • Using a high speed blender, blend together all ingredients, except coconut oil, until smooth. Then, slowly pour in melted coconut oil with the blender running, and blend until light. 

Notes

* I keep a bag of frozen banana slices in my freezer for smoothies. I cut the banana into 1/2 inch slices before freezing.
**Vital Proteins is my preferred brand. You can use VP collagen peptides in the blue canister or Beauty Collagen to add additional flavor and benefits. 

Why do you put _________ in the smoothie?

Spinach: Loaded with vitamins it is a nutritional powerhouse. One cup contains over 100% of vitamins K and A, and over 25% of B6, B2, Magnesium, folate and iron.

Bananas: They provide a creamy texture and add sweetness. Tip: Freeze bananas when very ripe and the sweetness will shine out even more.

Collagen: An easy to absorb protein, which aids in muscle recovery and supports healthy joints, bones, and digestive health. Check out this post for more information.

Lime: Helps to create digestive enzymes so you can better digest your food.

Coconut Oil: Healthy fat to keep you feeling full longer and support brain function.

Chia Seeds: Fiber to keep you full, antioxidants to fight free radicals, improve digestive health, and aid in balancing blood sugar.

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