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Tropical Blueberry Vanilla Smoothie


My two favorite colors!! This smoothie is beautiful and delish. I'm about to run 9 miles and I was craving another smoothie this morning. The bottom layer is blueberry heaven and the top layer is a tropical fruit heaven that mostly tastes like pineapple. I store a lot of organic fruit in my freezer; I get it at Trader Joe's. I'm trying to eat the fresh fruit I buy in whole form instead of putting them in smoothies. I can enjoy blackberries and strawberries more when I eat them as a snack.

Yum...blackberries!! Wegman's has some awesome organic ones.
Ok so here is the recipe. My nutritionist told me to add some kind of protein to my smoothies so I get a balance of sugar and protein. I also don't have a lot of superfoods on hand (goji berries, cacao nibs) so I haven't added toppings except for a macaroon :)
Ok...tropical blueberry vanilla smoothie

1 cup of blueberries
16 oz of coconut water
1/2 banana
2 scoops of vanilla protein powder (I use Arbonne)
1 cup of tropical fruit blend (Trader Joe's blend in the frozen foods section)

I made each layer individually then washed out the blender. Blend the coconut water, 1/2 banana, blueberries and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder first and pour in a mason jar. Blend the tropical fruit layer, 1 scoop of protein powder and coconut water and pour on top of the blueberry layer. Drink and enjoy!

I think the coconut water is better than using milk because it keeps you hydrated and it makes the smoothies less thick. If you need to add more than 8 oz of coconut water, go for it. The frozen fruit gets an ice cream consistency unless you water it down enough.
Other toppings you can use: fresh berries, 1/2 banana, goji berries, cacao nibs, flaxseed meal, chia seeds

This recipe makes about 16 oz of smoothie.

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