This drink is one of my favorite summertime refreshers. It’s tropical and flavorful, like a vacation in a glass. Still, no matter what the weather, this smoothie makes a great anytime refresher—its vitamin-rich ingredients will boost your energy and keep you healthy.
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 cup mango (or apple, peach, pear, or kiwi if no mangoes are available
- 1 cup of coconut water
- 1 banana
- 1 orange
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- Squeeze in a little lime and blend with ice and water (if needed) to get your desired consistency.
This drink does not only taste delicious it’s loaded with nutrients
Pineapples are a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and protein. They also contain digestive enzymes that break down complex carbohydrates into simple sugars during digestion. One cup of pineapple contains 2 grams of protein, 1 gram of fiber, 5% daily value of vitamin A, 87% daily value of vitamin C, and 20% daily value of copper.
One mango has 1 gram of protein, 25% daily value of vitamin A, 76% daily value of vitamin C, and 257 mg of potassium. It also contains 0.2 mg B-6 and 0.5 mg iron. Mangoes are also a great source of fiber and contain no fat or cholesterol.
Coconut water has vitamins minerals ad amino acids that make it a great post-workout drink. In addition, coconut water contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. It also has glutamine that helps with muscle recovery after exercise. One cup of coconut water contains 2 grams of protein, less than 1 gram of fat, and no carbohydrates.
Hemp seeds—which have a taste similar to pine nuts—are also high in antioxidant vitamins. HemIn addition, p seeds contain 5 grams of protein per ounce, as well as magnesium and iron. They’re also high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids; one ounce has 5 grams of fiber and 12 grams of fat.
The potassium found in bananas can help lower blood pressure and protect against kidney stones, while bananas are also high in fiber. Bananas contain 3 grams of protein per cup, as well as iron and vitamin C. They’re also a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, copper, manganese, and calcium.
Oranges contain a lot of vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation. Oranges are also high in fiber, so they’re a good choice if you want to lose weight or maintain your current weight. Oranges contain 3 grams of protein per cup, as well as copper, potassium, and phosphorus.