This has been my superstar smoothie lately. I’ve been blending some variation of it a few times a week and it STILL hasn’t got old! Take a look below at the line up…
MELON – honeydew melon guys!! I can’t get enough of this nutrient rich fruit! It’s loaded with vitamin C, water rich and sweet but not too sweet! Honeydew has the perfect texture for creating a thick creamy smoothly along side the other ingredients in this super smoothie!
MINT – The mint in this smoothie is there for taste as well as helping your body digest the nutrients! Mint soothes your digestive tract by increasing bile.
MAG – as in magnesium! Load up on this macronutrient, at all times possible! Magnesium is crucial in the role of many of your body’s processes like ATP production, (aka ENERGY) and DNA + RNA synthesis. Magnesium aids muscles soreness, it promotes better sleep, it helps keep us regular (digestion) and promotes a healthy functioning thyroid! This all contributes to better weight management, insulin sensitivity, and a happy you!
Cucumbers – are full of water for hydration, rich in vitamin K for blood health and rich in a micronutrient; molybdenum – which facilitates in the breakdown of certain amino acids (proteins) helping your body use them best!
Avocado – is used to create a creamy texture as well as provide you with a source of unsaturated healthy fats, it boosts your body’s ability to absorb all these nutrients your giving it and is important for brain health! Avocados also contain a good amount of fiber, helping us feel full and satisfied!
MCT – the coconut in this smoothie is there for a source of rapid energy; medium chain triglycerides; unlike unsaturated fats, bypass the digestion phase and are immediately available for your body to use as energy! Coconuts have anti-microbial properties and study’s show it prevents aging – just a few of the fantastic features of coconuts!
Protein – the vanilla protein in this smoothie is optional; making it a meal! If you’d like to use this as a snack you could reduce it to 1/2 a scoop or leave it out. Protein is one of the most important macronutrients in helping form lean muscle tissue, keeping your bones strong, and hunger levels balanced!
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- • 1 cup 160g honeydew melon
- • 1 cup cucumber
- • 1 cup baby spinach
- • 1/2 avocado
- • 1/2 cup coconut milk
- • 1 scoop vanilla protein collagen or plant based
- • 1 tsp mint extract or fresh mint leaves
- • 1 tsp magnesium
- • 1 tsp MCT oil
- • dash of cinnamon
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender