I found a smoothie recipe on a blog that I follow that I decided to try.
Flex on the Beach Smoothie
Makes 1 large smoothie
- 1 c. coconut water
- 1/2 c. non-dairy milk (coconut or almond recommended)
- 1/2 c. frozen pineapple
- 1/2 c. frozen strawberries
- 1/2 c. frozen banana chunks
- 1/4 of a large avocado
- 2 t. coconut oil
- 1 T. chia seeds
- 1/4 t. vanilla extract
- 1/4 t. turmeric
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
- dash of salt
- 1 T. vanilla protein powder (optional)
I assembled all of the ingredients. (Minus the avocado, I have never done anything with avocado and I guess I could have and maybe I’ll try it next time, but for the first attempt I went without it.)
It’s pretty simple, you just throw everything in the blender.
And you let the blender do all the hard work.
Then you pour it into a cup and drink it.
Doesn’t get much simpler than that. Although a few of the ingredients were a little hard to find. Chia seeds, coconut oil, and the protein powder. The biggest problem with the protein powder is that it comes in massive quantities and I wasn’t looking to spend a small fortune on something I didn’t know I would use very much of.
It made a huge smoothie and it was big enough to share with Josh. It was very tasty and full of good things. My new favorite thing is Chia seeds. I have had them in yogurt, cream of wheat and eggs this week already. I am on the lookout for other things that I can include these little seeds in.