A coconut water smoothie loaded with berries, greens and lots of other healthy ingredients to rehydrate you and make you feel your best! A great recovery smoothie to bring you back to wellness.
Tis the season for colds, flus and other illnesses. It always seems to hit me this time of year. Probably because I don’t eat quite as healthy over the holidays and load up on too much sugar. When will I learn?!
I’ve had a massive sinus infection over the last week and was feeling really run down. This Coconut Water Smoothie with Berries and Spinach helped to hydrate me, fill me up with nutrients, and get me back on my way to recovery.
Let’s run down the list of ingredients in this yummy sip and what they bring to the table:
Coconut Water: calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, B vitamins, potassium.
Cranberries: manganese, vitamin C, fiber, vitamin E. (Love cranberries? Check out my Cranberry Smoothie!)
Blueberries: vitamin K, manganese, fiber, vitamin C.
Spinach: vitamin K, vitamin A, folate, magnesium, iron, B vitamins, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, fiber, zinc, protein – this list goes on and on, I’ll just stop there! (Want more Blueberries and Spinach? Check out my Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie!)
Banana: vitamin B6, fiber, potassium, copper.
Chia Seeds: fiber, protein, omega-3s, calcium, zinc, B vitamins. (Need more ideas for chia seeds? Check out my Tahini Dark Chocolate Granola Bars!)
Cinnamon: manganese, fiber, calcium.
Ginger: anti-inflammatory, provides nausea relief, boosts immune system.
Coconut Water Smoothie
Basically, this coconut water smoothie is loaded with some of the world’s healthiest foods. It is surely the cure for what ails you!
The sweetness of the banana and blueberries balance out the tartness of the cranberries, making this delicious beverage neither too sweet, nor too tart. The spices bring a nice warming and calming flavor.
This smoothie has been my refuge for the past several days and I’m feeling back to my old self now! I hope you guys give it a try too! Please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback and star rating. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it.
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
I definitely recommend adding the ice cubes if you are using fresh fruit.
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