Energizing Tropical Smoothie
It's cold outside, but we've been drinking smoothies in my house anyway. My husband had one of his wisdom teeth removed this week and could not chew on anything so I have had to be creative with his food. The first day he only wanted to have cold food because the cold made his mouth feel better so it was pretty much smoothies, coconut milk yogurt, and juices all day long. This is just one of the smoothies he has enjoyed over the past couple days.
You might wonder why I am so fond of tart cherry juice. It is not a common ingredient in smoothies. Tart cherry juice is said to be an anti-inflammatory. I am not making any medical claims here. You can research it on your own and make up your own mind. I only know that it has really helped some people close to me suffering from inflammatory conditions. I also know that inflammation is being shown to be at the root of many diseases. Since I also happen to love tart cherry juice, it has become a staple in my home.
|Energizing Tropical Smoothie Ingredients|
Makes about 4 servings.
5 Cups Frozen Mixed Fruit (pineapple, mango, strawberry, peach, etc.)
150 grams (5.3 oz) strawberry or peach non-dairy yogurt
3/4 Scoop (2 1/2 Tbsp.) Vega Tropical Tango Energizing Smoothie (or protein smoothie)
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup Tart Cherry Juice (if you're using the concentrated version, you need to water it down to the equivalent of 1 Cup of regular juice)
Put everything in the blender and blend away! Enjoy!
|Energizing Tropical Smoothie|
Where to Find: Vega can be found at many health food and specialty stores including Whole Foods, Plum Market, The Better Health Store, and online. I bought the Silk nondairy yogurt at Meijer, though you can easily find nondairy yogurt at Kroger (in the Nature's Market section), health food and specialty stores (including the stores listed above). I usually buy my tart cherry juice from Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, but I have seen it at other health food stores and in it's concentrated version at Meijer. Nondairy milk is available at just about every grocery store I've ever been, including Meijer, Kroger / Ralph's, Target, warehouse stores, and all of the stores listed above. Nondairy milk is available in India at larger grocery stores. Nondairy yogurt is also available at select larger stores in India.