Tropical Summer Smoothie Recipe
Pineapple, coconut milk and banana create the base for this protein packed, guilt-free pina colada. Chia and hemp add protein, your daily dose of omega-3s, and antioxidants. Pineapple contains bromelain, which neutralizes fluids to ensure that they're not too acidic. Bromelian also helps with inflammation and aids in digestion. This makes a perfectly refreshing afternoon pick-me-up on a hot summer day.
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
- 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 cups pineapple
- a squeeze of lime
First, soak the chia in coconut water (to enhance bio-availability and hydrate the lower GI).
Place all ingredients in blender or Vitamix and blend on high until smooth. Add ice and blend a few more seconds.
Freeze half in an un-lidded mason jar for an easy grab-and-go meal or snack later in the week.
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