Island Green Smoothie – Recipe of the Week
Even if it’s not warm and sunny where you are, this tart tropical treat is a refreshing breath of fresh air. This delicious smoothie is packed with important plant based nutrients like potassium and fiber. A plant-based diet that includes potassium rich foods has been shown to help reduce blood pressure and replenish necessary electrolytes that can be lost through sweat on a hot day or with exercise.
Look for a ripe mango for a sweeter flavor. Ripe banana and avocado will also lend better flavor, texture and nutrients to your smoothie.
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup (4 oz; 120 mL) coconut water
Peel mango, banana and avocado
Place all ingredients in blender and liquefy.
Add more coconut water, fresh juice or plain water to thin as desired
Makes 1 serving (16 oz/ 500mL)
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Mango – papaya, star fruit
Banana – avocado
Avocado – banana, coconut meat
Spinach – swiss chard, kale, romaine, any green leafy veggie
Coconut water – water, fresh fruit juice (apple, orange, pineapple, mango, cantaloupe)