Tropical Fruit Smoothie

This is a summer favorite in my house! It is packed full of vitamins, fiber, and omega 3’s.

  • A Handful of torn kale leaves
  • A Handful of pineapple chunks*
  • A handful of mango chunks*
  • one orange
  • 1 Tbs chia seeds or flax seeds
  • 2-3 mint leaves
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • several raw walnuts

Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender (I have a nutribullet, but there are other high-powered blenders, such as the Vitamix and Ninja), mix, and enjoy!

*You can use fresh or frozen, depending on the consistency you desire.

 

Eat More Fruits and Veggies!

The first change that I made to our diet was adding tons of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables.  The easiest way that I found to do this is with a Nutribullet.  I have a kale and fruit smoothie for breakfast every morning. Just this morning, my daughter and I had a smoothie made of fresh kale from our garden, strawberries, mango, blueberries, a banana, dried goji berries, walnuts, flax milk, and chia seeds. It was delicious (and incredibly nutritious)! It also makes an incredible substitute for baby food, as my one-year-old loves the smoothies too.

There are several high-powered blenders on the market (and to make a veggie-fruit smoothie, you definitely want a high-powered blender), but I found the NutriBullet to be the biggest bang for my buck.