Spiced Coconut Mango Smoothie

By Sally Cameron on April 23, 2014

Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Juices, Smoothies & Milks, the daniel plan, Vegan

Transport yourself to the islands for breakfast with this tropical, spiced coconut mango smoothie. Coconut milk makes the base creamy and spices add an unexpected twist. Whip one up in seconds for an easy but healthy start to your day.

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Spiced Coconut Mango Smoothie

A smoothie for breakfast is my normal routine most days because they fuel me, fill me and taste great. My body is happy and I feel great. While I drink raspberry smoothies almost every day (I am a raspberry freak), I’m on a new smoothie creation kick so here is my new coconut mango smoothie.

Milk of Choice

My milk of choice is usually homemade almond milk but lately I’ve been adding a little coconut milk. Not the boxed or refrigerated stuff with carrageenan (an unhealthy food additive), but organic, canned coconut milk. Canned organic coconut milk waits ready in the pantry until needed. Choose a brand with a BPA-free can, like Native Forest or Natural Value. Although their can does not state BPA-free, I called the company and it is. When in doubt, call the brand’s customer service. Not a fan of coconut milk? Make this with all almond milk.

Protein Powder – So Many Options

With an overwhelming amount of options on the market, choosing a protein powder is not easy. You can read this post on how to choose one or here are a few tips:

  • Choose one with an understandable ingredient list. The shorter, the better.
  • If sweetened, look for whole leaf stevia, which is natural and safer versus sugar or hidden forms of sugar.
  • Be aware of sodium levels. Lower is better. Compare brands.
  • No artificial flavors, fillers, colors, no artificial anything is best.
  • Be aware of what one serving provides in terms of grams of protein.
  • Don’t choose only on price.
  • Look for a single serving, travel or trial size before investing in a tub, as many protein powders are expensive

For plant-based, we have switched to either Naked Nutrition, Pure Food Company, or Epic Protein brands. Another option is pure hemp powder. It has an earthy, different taste that may take getting used to though. I like hemp seeds better. These are just a few personal preferences. Experiment for yourselves and discover what works best for your body. It is all about bio-individuality and every body is different.

Spiced Coconut Mango Smoothie

Spiced Coconut Mango Smoothie

Transport yourself to the islands for breakfast with this tropical smoothie. Whip one up in seconds for an easy start to your day. Frozen mango makes a frostier, colder smoothie. If using fresh mango, add a few ice cubes if desired. To make a thinner smoothie use more water and less coconut milk.
Course Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine Hawaiian
Keyword coconut, mango, Smoothie
Servings 1
Calories 371kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup diced mango fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 small banana
  • 1-2 scoops protein powder of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • a little liquid vanilla stevia optional

Instructions

  • Place everything in a blender and puree on high speed until smooth. If it is too thick and the motor is grinding, add a bit more water.

Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 562IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 425mg | Iron: 3mg
1 Comment
  1. Hari Chandana - April 23rd, 2014

    That’s an interesting combination.. looks awesome!!

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