This green smoothie with coconut milk is an amazing source of nutrients from seasonal fruit, green leafy vegetables, coconut milk, spirulina and seeds.
It is rich in vitamins, minerals, good fats, protein and antioxidants.
What I love about it is that it gives you a strong energy boost, which makes it perfect for breakfast or before a work-out.
Smoothies are a great way to easily ingest a large amount of nutrients at once.
They’re convenient, simple to make and offer lots of variation possibilities.
You can use any kind of fresh fruit you like for this green coconut super smoothie.
I used banana, mango and pineapple.
Whenever I use pineapple in smoothies or nice cream, I always add the pineapple core to it.
Many people throw this part of the pineapple out, because it’s less juicy and sometimes even hard to chew, but it’s actually very healthy.
It contains more Bromelain than other parts of the pineapple. Bromelain is protein enzyme, a strong natural anti-inflammatory agent and pain reliever.
Using the core in your smoothies adds extra nutrients and the blender takes care of the texture!
Green leafy vegetables are some of the healthiest foods in the world. They help alkalize the body, reduce harmful bacteria, assist with the detoxification process and provide important nutrients.
I try to have them every day in one form or another.
Green smoothie with coconut milk
seasonal fresh fruit of choice. I used:
1/4 pineapple & core
250 g of spinach and kale
1 inch ginger
120 ml coconut milk
1/2 tps blackstrap molasses
1 tsp amla powder
1 tsp spirulina
1 tsp wheat grass
1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp ground flax seeds
shredded coconut (optional)
1/2 cup blueberries and raspberries (optional)
Wash the spinach and kale. I use an organic fruit and vegetable wash for this.
Especially if you buy non-organic produce, a good wash is essential.
I let the spinach and kale soak in a bowl with water and the organic wash for 10 minutes, then rinse them well.
Meanwhile you can clean and cut the fruit and put it in the blender.
Add the coconut milk and a bit of natural sweetener. I used blackstrap molasses, but I also like using Medjool dates or maple syrup.
Add the cleaned vegetables, the powders and the seeds.
Top with some shredded coconut, fresh blueberries and raspberries. (optional)
These amounts make 2-3 portions.