“Momma can I have more smoothie, please?”, my son asked eagerly, holding up his empty cup. Oh how I love to hear those words when I make him something healthy. I refilled his cup with a smile on my face and topped it off with three strawberries on the side of his cup.
Spring is officially here in South Florida. It was in the mid-80’s as we ventured out to the park today with some friends. The hot sun and touch of humidity left us hot, tired and thirsty. One of my favorite ways to cool off besides jumping in the ocean, is with a cool and refreshing smoothie. We just picked up fresh strawberries from Bedner’s market the other day so I had to incorporate them into my recipe.
Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients and they help regulate blood sugar levels. I added some pineapple and coconut butter to give the smoothie a tropical zing. Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme which aids in digestion. They are also high in manganese, which helps develop strong bones and connective tissue. And the coconut butter, well I could do an entire post on the benefits of coconut butter. Coconut butter helps improve your skin, kills bacteria, improves the immune system, helps stimulate metabolism, and so much more.
So sip on this delicious guilt-free smoothie!!
4 ounces of plant-based milk
1 frozen ripe banana
1/2 cup of fresh pineapple
1/2 cup of fresh strawberries
1 Tbs. of coconut butter (manna)
5 ice cubes (more if the banana isn’t frozen for a creamy consistency)
4 ounces of filtered water
Add ingredients in a blender in the order listed above. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Do you have a favorite smoothie you would like to share with us? I would love to hear from you in the comment area 🙂