…then surely you will like a green-a colada!
(I don’t think I’ve ever seen a smoothie/beverage called a green-a colada before, but I can’t be the first one to think of that name—it was begging to be used!—so advance apologies to whoever I “stole” it from!)
I now spend much of my Saturdays teaching Zumba and boot camp, and it all begins with an early (for a weekend!) wake-up call. Not only am I barely hungry at 7am, but I prefer not to teach on a full stomach. It is less than advisable to teach a vigorous workout such as Zumba running on fumes alone, though, so smoothies have become the ideal vehicle for pre-teaching energy.
I often turn to long-time favorites Choosing Raw and Oh She Glows for reliably delicious and nutrient-dense smoothie ideas, but this weekend I threw together a smoothie that tasted so nice I made it twice!
- 3/4 cup coconut milk (such as So Delicious)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2-3/4 cup pineapple chunks
- 3 large romaine leaves (or a handful of spinach)
- hefty spoonful coconut butter (~ 1 tbsp; shredded coconut might also work if you blend thoroughly)
- 7 drops NuNaturals vanilla liquid stevia (or sweetener to taste)
- 1 tbsp hemp protein powder, optional (or other protein powder of choice)
- 2-3 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender, starting with milk, and process until smooth.
I’ve always been a big fan of NuNaturals stevia and use it every day, so I’d like to give you a chance to try it yourself. FOUR (4!) lucky winners will receive a box of NuStevia packets and a bottle of Vanilla Stevia Liquid (my favorite!). Just leave a comment below to enter.
Extra entries will be awarded to those who tell me their favorite smoothie recipe/combination (bwahaha) and/or those who tweet about this giveaway. You can use the following text: @soapnchocolate is giving away NuNaturals stevia! http://bit.ly/i0G05G
Be sure to leave separate comments for each of your extra entries or they will not be counted!
I’ll choose a winner next Sunday, March 27. Good luck!