This is a refreshingly healthy tropical flavored smoothie. So nice coming out of the gloomy winter and into springtime.
Plus it is full of protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, and fiber. Make it as thick or thin as you desire by controlling the amount of ice you use.
Add a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil and some fresh baby spinach and you have a great Shamrock Smoothie. No need to go to the fast food drive thru and so much more healthier for you.
ADDITIONAL HEALTH BENEFIT INFO
Bananas – High in potassium, which is necessary for nerve and muscle function and maintaining a healthy balance of fluids in the body which in turns helps prevent muscle cramps. Contains Vitamin C, B-6, Manganese, fiber and small amounts of iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus, Vitamins A and E, folate, carotene and choline. High in tryptophan which is converted into melatonin and then serotonin to help reduce depression.
Chia Seeds – High in fiber, one serving contains 11 grams of fiber. Rich in antioxidants, they are known to reverse inflammation, regulate cholesterol and lower blood pressure.
Coconut Milk – Regulate blood sugar, keeps skin and blood vessels flexible and elastic, aids in building strong bones, calms muscles and nerves, lowers cholesterol by raising HDL (good cholesterol), and boost your immune system. Possesses antiviral, antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
Collagen Protein – Healthy gut repair and function. Greater mobility and flexibility. Strong, healthy muscles. Healthier, stronger bones and joints. Vibrant, firmer, glowing skin. Easier weight management and/or weight loss, due to its satiating effect on hunger. Fighting back against the effects of normal aging. Deeper and more restful sleep. Healthy brain function.
Hemp Oil – Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Contains essential fatty acids (DHA) for brain development, the immune system support and mood regulation.
Maca Powder – Considered a Superfood. Maca contains calcium, magnesium, and iron, in addition to C vitamin and vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12. Research has shown that maca contains two of the three essential fatty acids and around 20 amino acids, 8 of which are essential amino acids. And it is packed with fiber.
Mango – Rich in dietary fiber, along with vitamins A, B-1, C and E, and antioxidants. Contains the minerals potassium, copper, folic acid, manganese and zinc. Recent studies suggest protection against breast, colon and prostate, and leukemia cancers. Lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, helps clear the skin, and promotes good eyesight and preventing dry eyes. Helps maintain the alkali levels in the body.
Peaches – excellent source of antioxidants, high in Vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Contains vitamins E and K, niacin, folate, iron, choline, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc and copper.
Cinnamon – It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium. Studies have shown it to lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and to fight the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
Ginger – Potent anti-inflammatory and natural painkiller offering relief for those with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Studies have shown protection against ovarian, prostate and colon cancers. Used for coughs, sore throats, stuffy nose, upset stomach and chronic indigestion. Contains potassium, magnesium, calcium and folate.
Allspice –Contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin C. Along with the minerals of potassium, manganese, iron, copper, selenium, and magnesium. Is consider to contain anti-inflammatory, warming and soothing, carminative, and anti-flatulent properties.
Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any of these products.
Banana Peach and Mango Smoothie