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5 Smoothie Recipes For Summer

  • By Leslie Myers
  • Published Jul 17, 2013
  • Updated Jul 18, 2013 at 1:24 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker

Tropical Green Smoothie

Pineapple is loaded with the enzyme bromelain, which decreases inflammation.  Coconut oil, which adds a lovely creaminess and taste to your smoothie, is full of medium chain triglycerides, which raise your thermal temperature and can be quickly processed by your body for energy. Finally, a handful or two of spinach or kale in any smoothie will increase its nutritional profile by adding calcium, chlorophyll and vitamin K.

Ingredients
½ cup diced frozen pineapple
½ cup diced frozen mango
1-2 T coconut oil
1 ripe banana
1-2 handfuls of spinach
½ cup coconut milk
1-2 T raw agave nectar
1 T ground flax or chia seed

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