This is another delicious smoothie recipe, with a tropical twist. I use coconut butter, not the oil. The smoothie has a bit of a texture because of this, but its not unpleasant and the coconut butter uses all the coconut meat so you also get fibre and protein along with great taste, unlike the oil. You will see I have used Lucuma powder again, it is a firm favourite for me but you can omit and use a different sweetener or none at all as the pineapple is very sweet anyway. As always, if you are new to green smoothies you might want to start with 1 medium handful of leafy greens, spinach in this case, and work your way up to more. Green Smoothies should focus on the greens though, so go easy on your fruit and try and keep it to 1 1/2 servings at most, per person. A ‘serving’ size for fruit and veg is roughly equal to the size of your own fist.
Makes 500-600mls- 2 glasses.
- 1/2 large pineapple
- 1/2 banana
- 2 tablespoons coconut butter ( I use coconut manna )
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla powder
- 1 teaspoon lucuma powder ( optional )
- 2 large handfuls spinach ( about 100g )
- 1 1/2 cups coconut water or water
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and well combined.