Yum! I tried a new Tropical Shakeology recipe today and I am in love! I used avocado to give the shake a creamy texture and to reap all of the amazing health benefits of this power fruit!
Some of the health benefits of avocados include: Vitamin B6, folic acid, Vitamin E, monounsaturated fat (healthy fats), potassium, anti-inflammatory properties, carotenoid lutein (promotes eye health), glutathione (powerful antioxidants), and avocados are linked with increased nutrient absorption!
I also used a couple handfuls of spinach to get a healthy, low calorie dose of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, manganese, folate, dietary fiber, calcium, and antioxidants. Another fun fact about spinach: it improves brain function and protects brain function from premature aging! Just what a busy girl needs to get through her day!
The shake still has that sweet, delicious taste of the Tropical flavor and definitely does not taste like spinach or avocado – a plus for those who don’t like the taste of either!
In a blender or Magic Bullet cup, mix the following ingredients:
- 1 cup coconut milk (or almond milk)
- 1/4 avocado
- 5-8 raspberries (I use frozen)
- 1-2 hand fulls of fresh spinach
- 2-5 ice cubes, to taste (more ice gives more of that smoothie/frappuccino consistency)
- 1 scoop of Tropical Shakeology
Blend and Enjoy! 🙂