Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Strawberry Colada Green Smoothie

Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Gluten Free, Healthy Eating, Healthy Smoothies, Recipes, Smoothie, Vegan | 1 comment

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I thought I would share my delicious Strawberry Colada Green Smoothie recipe. It got the thumbs up from my 4yr old daughter. This makes it a fantastic post workout smoothie. Strawberries and pineapple are full of vitamin c which helps with fat utilization (or burn fat) and helps bind to iron in the spinach resulting in maximal iron absorption. Exercisers who lack vitamin C burn 25% less fat during their workouts, so get those C’s! The coconut oil is a medium chained fatty acid helping aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, boosts metabolism, and aid in muscle recovery

The combination of this smoothie makes it a great post workout meal

Strawberry Colada Green Smoothie

Put in blender in this order:

4 frozen strawberries
1/3c of frozen pineapple
2c of spinach or other greens
1/2c of Unsweetened Coconut Milk (water will work too)
1T of coconut oil melted (don’t add until it starts to blend)
scoop of vanilla protein powder, I use Vanilla Warrior Blend Raw Protein by Sunwarrior

As the fruit, spinach, milk and protein powder are blending, slowly add coconut oil. Coconut oil will harden when it cold or when you add it to cold items, thus resulting in coconut oil chips. This will also allow for the oil to fully blend in your smoothie. Pour and enjoy!

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  1. I just pinned this on pinterest and made it minus strawberries. delish! and yes I added the sunwarrior powder too.

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