If early weekday mornings have you longing for the weekend, we’ve got just the recipe to jumpstart your morning! This Wake Up Smoothie has protein, fiber and quality carbs. Plus it’s packed with nutrients such as potassium (to restore the body’s normal fluid balance after waking dehydrated), Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C (both are important to boost your mood).
- 1 cup coconut water (we used Vita Coco)
- 1 medium mandarin orange, peeled
- 1 cup strawberries, halves
- 1 medium banana
- 1/2 cup pineapple, diced
- 1 cup plain soy milk or almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 scoop (26 grams) 100% whey protein powder (we use Tera’s Whey- Organic Bourbon Vanilla)
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
Simply add the coconut water, orange, strawberries, banana, pineapple and milk into a blender. Blend until combined. Blend ice cubes to thicken the beverage. Lastly, gently blend or stir in the protein powder. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
Nutritional Information, per serving (2 servings total)
233 calories, 3g fat, 30mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 862mg potassium, 39g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 28g sugar (all natural from fruit!), 15g protein
Added Bonus: 25% Vitamin B12, 66% Vitamin B6, 226% Vitamin C, 37% Calcium, 90% Maganese, 45% Pantothenic Acid, 70% Riboflavin, 50% Thiamin