[Recipe] 4-Ingredient Tropical Smoothie

 

Pineapple, mango and banana (fresh or frozen) plus coconut milk make this tasty smoothie a real tropical treat. I adjust the amount of water when I use a lot of frozen fruit as I find my blender sticks and needs extra liquid to keep it moving. So don’t add all the water at one time.

I also recommend you don’t skimp on the canned (or bottled, if you can get it) full-fat coconut milk if you need your smoothie to get you through till lunch.

Why?

We have been told to avoid fat at all costs for so many years. However, fat is filling. Dr Axe says …

Studies find that medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) fatty acids found in coconut milk increase energy expenditure and help enhance physical performance. Following exercise, muscles also need plenty of nutrients — including electrolytes like magnesium and potassium that are found in coconut milk — to repair broken down tissue and grow back even stronger.

 

Because coconut milk is high in healthy fats, it also helps fill you up and prevent overeating or snacking throughout the day, which derail your efforts to improve your body composition.

 

The original recipe is from Kimberly at the DaringGourmet. Thanks for the idea, Kimberly, I adjusted it only slightly.

 

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