Makes 1-2 servings (1 if you’re using this for post workout; 2 if it’s a regular snack)
OK, it finally got hot enough here for me to want to keep my Vitamix on the counter full time. When I have the luxury of going out on an afternoon run, I don’t really like sitting down and eating lunch afterwards (too many things to do!), but I’m down with drinking my lunch. Here’s what I came up with today: The summer version of my Coco-Mango Smoothie from Eating in Color. I’ll call this one Cantaloupe Coco-Mango Smoothie. Remix!
I love the tropical mix of mango and coconut and the addition of cantaloupe provides extra hydration for the summer months. This smoothie contains over 100% of the vitamin C you need for the day, plus beta-carotene from the mango and the cantaloupe. In addition to being a powerful antioxidant, beta-carotene may also help protect your skin from the sun and give it a healthy glow. Now that’s beauty in a glass!
- 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
- 1 cup diced mango
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk, chilled
- 1 tablespoon coconut manna (coconut butter)
- coconut chips, optional
- ice cubes, optional
- Combine cantaloupe through coconut manna in blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a large glass and top with coconut chips. Enjoy!