Protect Your Body With This Coconut Smoothie

This recipe makes approximately two 10-ounce servings. Enjoy one serving before your workout, and the other serving after your workout, to help with a quick recovery

For strength-training workouts, women should add an extra ? serving of the protein powder, and men should add an extra full serving. For especially long and vigorous workouts, drink the shake throughout to stay fueled.

Tropical Protein Energy Blast

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mango
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 Tbsp unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 serving organic vanilla whey protein powder (Tera's whey or Nutiva). Brown rice or hemp proteins are great as well.
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 5 to 6 drops apricot liquid stevia (optional)

Blend all ingredients in order listed.

Nutrition love: (2 servings)

  • Calories: 264
  • Happy Carbs: 30
  • Strong Protein: 13g
  • Sexy Fats: 11g

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Karen Sherwood

Karen Sherwood is a registered yoga teacher, certified nutrition consultant and holistic health expert. Owner of Nutritious Yogi, Karen has over 15 years experience specializing in whole-food nutrition programs, meal planning, supplementation, detoxification, yoga and lifestyle counseling. She contributes to several online publications and is the resident nutritionist at Sports Club/LA in Boston. Follow her on Twitter @nutritiousyogi and find her on Facebook.

Karen Sherwood is a registered yoga teacher, certified nutrition consultant and holistic health expert. Owner of Nutritious Yogi, Karen has over 15 years experience specializing in whole-food nutrition programs, meal planning, supplementation, detoxification, yoga and lifestyle counseling. She contributes to several online publications and is the resident nutritionist at Sports Club/LA in Boston. Follow her on Twitter @nutritiousyogi and find her on Facebook.

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