real raw kitchen: RECIPE: tropical green smoothie

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

RECIPE: tropical green smoothie

Nothing starts the day (or ends it, too!) like greens. Really. Try it once and you will find yourself vibrant with energy and free of bloating, gas, sleepiness, and anything else a Grand Slam breakfast will plague you with. 

Tropical Green Smoothie
1 cup fresh coconut water
1 medium papaya (1/2 if it's from Florida...they're huge here!)
1/2 mango
1 banana
3-4 large leaves of kale
3-4 cups of fresh spinach
1 tablespoon bee pollen (immunity, protein)
1 tablespoon hemp protein powder (protein, omega-3)
1 tablespoon spirulina (protein, chlorophyll)
1 tablespoon maca powder (balances hormones)
1 tablespoon MSM powder (good for skin, hair, joints)

Put everything in the blender and blend until smooth. This bad boy should last you for a major part of the day!

The papaya gives it this certain creaminess that is so good. Papaya naturally has AHA, a component of the important Omega-3, so it naturally has fat built in. This fat, minimal in a dietary sense, brings a healthy creaminess to the smoothie. Omega-3s are important for a balanced diet, but AHA is also important for the skin. Rub the inside of the papaya peel on your face for an all N A T U R A L  AHA face peel!!

Not to mention all the goodies added in. Add what you like, omit what you don't. Listen to your body!



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