Creamy Dreamy Mango Pineapple Sunshine Smoothie is a nutrient-packed, delicious drink that can be enjoyed first thing in the day or anytime you need a boost of energy, vitality, or something beautiful to nourish yourself with!
Vegan, No Added Sugar, and Gluten-Free
I hope you’re all having a wonderful Friday so far. Before the weekend reaches us, I thought I’d share a new recipe with you that’s part of a special feature this month on SoFabFood.
Creamy, Dreamy Mango Pineapple Sunshine Smoothie is one of my latest favorite recipes because I have been ALL about the oranges the last month.
Navel oranges are so much better when they’re in season and are packed with potassium, vitamin C, soluble fiber, water, and the same type of special fiber found in apples: pectin. Pectin helps eliminate bad cholesterol out of the body and is great for heart health as well as digestive health.
Oranges are also a great source of folate—a crucial B vitamin for women— and they’re a wonderful source of plant-based calcium, containing almost 10% of your daily needs in just one orange.
But an orange smoothie alone? Ehh, not so much. A bit watery, too sour, and a little bland if you ask me. While I love eating my oranges, I thought it would be fun to create a special recipe with them too!
Creamy, Dreamy Mango Pineapple Sunshine Smoothie also features pineapple, a super anti-inflammatory fruit that’s packed with vitamin C and bromelain, a digestive enzyme that helps break down protein in the body and relieves inflammation as well as aids in digestion.
I also included a little coconut milk for a boost of creaminess (although cashew and almond milk also work well here) and frozen mango for a delicious flavor and even more nutrition. Mango is packed with prebiotics, a special type of nutrient that feeds good bacteria in the digestive tract. They’re also rich in vitamin C, soluble fiber, and beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A.
Finally, I provided the option of adding a touch of plant-based protein powder for more staying power, as well as a light garnish of unsweetened coconut flakes. Because coconut makes everything better, am I right or am I right? 🙂
Get the Recipe!
Since this recipe is featured in a special post on SoFabFood this month, head on over there to get the recipe for this dreamboat smoothie as part of their February recipe posts. Check it out and let me know if you’ve ever tried oranges in your smoothie! 🙂
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