Gosh, this summer has flown by! As the Fall equinox approaches our doorstep, I’m saying a tropical farewell* to warm weekends and long sunny days.
(*Farewell? Who am I kidding, I live in Southern California!)
While I usually choose smoothies that are green and full of veg, like this one, I will often get a hankering for something sweet and creamy. At times like this my quinoa & mango smoothie ticks all the right boxes.
Mango is one of my favorite summer fruits, but it’s high in sugar so I have paired it with quinoa and almond butter — fat and protein slows the absorption of sugar into the blood stream and keeps you full and satisfied right up until lunch.
If you like a little more protein with your breakfast (the quinoa and almond butter provide about 6 grams) add in half a scoop of vanilla protein powder or serve this smoothie with a soft boiled egg.
Quinoa Mango Smoothie
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add ice cubes or extra water if desired.
Now I’d Love To Hear From You!
What’s your favorite warm weather drink? Let me know in the comments below!
Yours tropically truly,
Jennifer Dene xo