I’m currently convinced that smoothies are the perfect snack. They are refuelling, refreshing, filling, take no time to make and can be suited to whatever flavours you feel like in the moment. This is the final (for now) instalment of my video collaboration with my sister. She makes awesome youtube videos about all things beauty and was looking to post a workout routine video to go with a recipe. (If you are interested in seeing her workout routine, you can check out her video here!) In our discussions of our favourite post-workout snacks, smoothies were at the top of our lists: you get hydrated and full at the same time. Now that it’s warm outside, it’s also great for breakfast. I’ve been craving zesty, cooling smoothies instead of my go-to oatmeal these days.
Citrus in smoothies always give it an extra punch, so lime was a no-brainer. A hint of fresh mint wakes your senses right back up, the banana makes everything creamy and naturally sweet. Beautiful ataulfo mangos are finally back in the stores, so those were definitely going to be used in the mix. If you’ve never had an ataulfo mango before, you have to try them. They are yellow skinned and are not stringy at all like some other mangos. Their flesh is smooth and sweet and the pit inside is thin and flat, which makes it super easy to cut up. We ended up with a thick, yellow smoothie that looks like sunshine in a glass. Usually, after a workout, I put a bunch of seeds (hemp, chia, flax, buckwheat hearts) that have a high protein content into the smoothie I am drinking. If you do that too, go for it, the flavor of the smoothie will still be the same.
Down below, you will find the last (only for now, I hope) instalment in my video collaboration with my sister. Filming the smoothie-making was a lot of fun, so if you like to see your recipes in action, check it out!
I love keeping chunks of frozen banana in the freezer for smoothie on the go! They make the smoothie creamy, sweet and thick. A definite must have.
Usually, after a workout, I put a bunch of seeds (hemp, chia, flax, buckwheat hearts) that have a high protein content into the smoothie I am drinking but regardless the flavor base would be the same.
Make sure to get coconut water that is 100% pure, with no added sugar.
Blend all of the ingredients up in a blender until smooth
Yellow Tropical Smoothie was last modified: June 22, 2015 by