Sometimes I like to put simple ingredients in my blender to see what whips up. This delicious, energy drink was the result of my latest “throw things in a blender” experiment.
I used 1/4 teaspoon of ginger, then I added a tiny bit more. You can also mix other spices into this like clove, cinnamon, nutmeg or even cacao. There are a lot of variations you can do. Add some powdered maca for even more energy!
You don’t have to put greens in everything, but this recipe is also good for sneaking those extra leafy greens. Banana and ginger will mask just about anything you put in there, I added spinach, but you can add kale instead.
Coconut-Banana-Ginger Energy Drink
- 1/2 small lime, peeled
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger, grated
- 1 cup red grapes
- 1 banana, peeled or pear, cored
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
- 2 cups kale, stems removed
- 8 ounces unsweetened coconut milk
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
For a colder smoothie, either add a couple ice cubes or use frozen bananas.
Calcium: 27% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Vitamin A: 902% RDA
Vitamin C: 248%
This drink is rich in vitamin B6 and is also a good source of copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, iron, vitamin C and B vitamins including folate, niacin, riboflavin and B5.
Serving Size: One. (If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours)
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Tracy Russell is the creator of RESET 28: A 28-Day Program For Energy, Weight Loss & A Healthy Glow, and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She has been helping people take control of their health and well being with green smoothies, a whole foods diet, and fitness since 2009.