Let's face it, you aren't running out and getting the latest crazy drink because of just the taste right? Its the color, the novelty, the WOW factor. (and maybe sugar addiction). So I came up with a much healthier fruity drink that's just as pretty!
1 can coconut milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 nice sized slice fresh Pineapple
1/2 Tsp blue spirulina
1 peeled, cooked and cooled Beet (you can buy these already done for you
1 smoothie pack Acai
Handful of ice
2 tbsp desiccated coconut (tiny small pieces rather than flakes
Coconut whipped cream – see here for recipe
Put in blender: coconut milk protein powder, banana, pineapple and ice. Blend. Take out about ½ cup and set aside. Add strawberries, raspberries and beet. Blend. Pour out about 1/3 of this mixture and set aside. Add acai, blueberries and blackberries. Blend. Pour this purple smoothie into glasses about 2/3 way full. Using a spoon, gently add the pink smoothie on top to fill the glass. Take the white smoothie you had set aside and add the blue spirulina to make your blue-green smoothie. Using a spoon, take some of the blue smoothie and run it down the inside of the cup all around the glass.
To 1 tbsp of coconut add a small dash of the blue spirulina and mix with fork until you have blue coconut. With the other tbsp. of coconut add a small amount of beet juice and mix until you have pink coconut.
Top the smoothie with coconut whipped cream and add your sprinkles! Enjoy and feel good!
You shouldn't have to choose between healthy and yummy. I focus on showing you how you can have both, utilizing functional ingredients that keep you at your best!