Refreshing Pineapple Lime Smoothie!
Updated: Dec 13, 2019
Is there anything better than a refreshing fruit smoothie on a hot summer day?! 🍍😍 This is one of my favorite smoothie recipes because not only does it taste delicious, but it's loaded with awesome super foods and good for you greens!
This recipe was actually created by my best friend and I've added a few SoulSpired additions to it for that added nutrient boost. I tried this smoothie for the first time while visiting my friend at her new apartment in Las Vegas a few years ago. We had been out hiking all afternoon and a smoothie sounded like the perfect ending to our day. Once I tried it, I was hooked!
1 ripe avocado
1.5 cups organic spinach
1.5 cups organic kale
1.5 cups pineapple cubed, frozen
1 - 1.5 cups coconut water
1 tbsp. raw honey
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
1 serving pea protein isolate (unsweetened)
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1.5 tsp. vanilla extract
BOOST IT WITH SUPER FOODS (Choose 1-2):
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. hemp seeds
1 tbsp. flax seeds
1 tbsp. maca powder
Layer ingredients in your blender, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
SUPER FOOD BENEFITS
Chia Seeds — Are unique in that they are a complete protein. They are also a great source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and antioxidants which help reduce inflammation.
Hemp Seeds — Also a complete protein, are a great source of GLA (gamma linoleic acid) which is a type of omega-6 fatty acid that is known to help reduce inflammation. They are also high in fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, iron, zinc and potassium.
Flax Seeds — Known to reduce blood pressure, lower bad cholesterol, and decrease inflammation in the body. As a bonus, this super food’s high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids also promotes healthy skin, adds shine and strength to your hair and is an excellent source of fiber.
Maca Powder — An adaptogenic root grown in Peru that is ground into a powder. Adaptogenic foods help to support the body to better respond to internal and external environmental factors such as anxiety and physical injuries. Maca is known to help boost energy and stamina and is high in calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, potassium and phosphorous. Maca is also a complete protein. Learn More >>
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