On the request of one of my super awesome clients, I’ve decided to start sharing more smoothie recipes! In fact, I am going to be sharing a little summer series…so stay tuned on the blog, and make sure you’re all signed up to my weekly recipe newsletter by clicking here to make sure you catch all the goodness!
I feel like smoothies are pretty much the greatest things ever right now since they take less than 10 minutes to make, they are filled with super healthy ingredients, plus they taste damn delicious!
Oh, and did I mention they are cold – so they are basically life during this heat craze.
Here’s the simple recipe with lots of room for variations. I would have probably added in some greens if I had some on hand, but we were fresh out when I made it.
I should also mention that I paired the smoothie with my new obsession of having overnight-steeped cold tea. Pictured above is a mixture of Nettle Tea + Red Raspberry Leaf Tea steeped overnight (1 bag of each + hot water) – two amazing, mineral rich teas for mama’s to be during the third trimester. (Note: Red Raspberry Leaf Tea is also great for women experiencing menstrual cramps and Nettle Tea is great for women as a nutritive tonic).
(Servings ~ 1 large smoothie)
- 1 cup mango (frozen chunks, or medium sized mango)
- 1/4 frozen banana (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk (any nut milk will do)
- 1” chunk of turmeric root, peeled (1 tsp turmeric powder will also work)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder* (I love to switch it up between this one or this one)
- Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!
*If you don’t have protein powder on hand you can add 2-3 tbsp hemp hearts to give the smoothie a protein boost.