This is for the many of you who have been requesting smoothie recipes without banana!
I know I tend to add frozen bananas to nearly all the smoothies I make for the added creaminess and natural sweetness, but respect that not everyone appreciates them as much as I do. So not to worry! As usual, PUL has got you covered ☺
This smoothie is extremely hydrating, loaded with electrolytes and those good ol' antioxidants. Perfect for hot summer days or as a remedy to wipe out any cold that might be bubbling under the surface. Enjoy on the terrace or take with you on-the-go for some liquid nourishment.
Fact or Myth? Does coconut water hydrate better than plain water?
Myth! Although coconut water does boast electrolytes, there is no scientific proof that it hydrates better than regular water. But still delicious, right? So bottoms up!
Refreshing Strawberry & Pineapple Mint Smoothie
▸ ▹ Vegan, raw, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Total Time: 5 min
1/4 large English cucumber, quartered
1 cup (250 mL) coconut water (or sub plain water)
1 cup (150 g) strawberries, fresh or frozen*
1 cup (225 g) pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen*
1 medium orange, peeled
6 leaves of fresh mint
Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!
*It’s best if at least one of the fruits - strawberry or pineapple - are frozen to create a cold and creamier smoothie. If neither is frozen, add 1/4 cup ice cubes.
Variations: add any other fruits you desire, such as frozen raspberries and berries or mangoes.
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