Hip hip for smoothies! A good superfood smoothie is one of my favorite breakfast recipes when the weather gets warmer. Not only does this smoothie recipe taste good, it is a great way to sneak in some extra veggies! Starting out your day with a healthy vegan recipe like this is the best thing you can do for your health. This recipe is packed with nutrient dense ingredients keeping you energized and healthy. Here’s a little break down of the benefits:
Spirulina: Contains tons of vitamins, iron and protein. You can check out this recipe for spirulina too!
Watercress: Did you know scientists named this the healthiest veggie out there? It has immunity boosting and cancer preventative powers. Add this to your smoothie to give it a healthy kick
Spinach: By now we know spinach is a healthy green. It’s loaded with vitamin A and K along with calcium, zinc, and protein
Coconut water: Contains enzymes that boost metabolism
Mango: Another cancer preventative food and is great for skin
Avocado: Great source of heart healthy fat!
Make this drink the night before and take it with you for a breakfast on the go. Let’s keep this smoothie movement rolling.
During the week I don’t have time to make breakfast so my go-tos are usually overnight oats or smoothies. This week has been especially sunny and it’s beginning to feel like Spring is making her appearance. I love smoothies as a snack or breakfast in the warmer months because they are so refreshing and make me feel great.
Green Mango Superfood Smoothie
- 1 17.5 ounce can coconut water
- 1 avocado
- 3 heaping handfuls of spinach (about 3 cups)
- 2 scoops vegan vanilla protein powder (I recommend Vega or Warrior Blend)
- 1 teaspoon spirulina
- 1/2 cup watercress
- 1 cup frozen mango
Pour coconut water into blender
Cut avocado and remove pit. Scoop insides and add to blender
Add remaining ingredients to blender and blend until smooth
Pour in glasses and enjoy!
- Some of my personal favorite protein powders are Vega All in One , or Sunwarrior Warrior Blend. Both really good and do not taste chalky whatsoever!
- Spirulina can be found in both health food stores or online
Related: Superfood Spirulina Acai Bowls