Tropical Tango Green Smoothie

Tropical Tango Green Smoothie | nutritionstripped.com Tropical Tango Green Smoothie takes your taste buds to paradise (similar to the one Vitamin C Surge took you on, right?), even for just 15 minutes while sippin’ on this smoothie. This is one of my favorite smoothies when I want something bright and refreshing, to help with digestion, or -{men close your eyes and ears}- for that pleasant time of the month ladies. Either way, this is a tasty smoothie for all!

As the great Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. I use food as medicine daily, and pineapple is the perfect prescription. Pineapple is not only high in digestive enzyme bromelain (more on this in a previous post), but also high in manganese.

Bromelain not only aids in digestion of amino acids (a.k.a. proteins), but also may help relax uterine muscles which helps shed the uterine lining (the science behind the efficacy of this is lacking, but some studies have shown benefits of bromelain and it’s potential of penetrating the uterine wall). Manganese is also plays an important role in amino acid, cholesterol, and carbohydrate metabolism in the body. Also, studies have shown that a diet rich in manganese, as I mentioned earlier, can help women during their menstrual cycle by preventing and treating PMS symptoms such as cramping and mood swings, especially when consumed with foods high in calcium (i.e. The Stripped Smoothie!), perfect combination right?

Tropical Tango Green Smoothie | nutritionstripped.com Tropical Tango with added frozen banana and ice to thicken, a variation of a Smoothie Bowl.

Nutrient breakdown in TROPICAL TANGO |

  • Manganese | 1.5mg/ 1 cup pineapple (that’s about 76% of daily value!)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin B | B1, B6, folate
  • Potassium
  • Copper
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Fiber
  • Protein (not only from the fruits/veggies but also from plant-protein powder of choice)
  • Antioxidants
  • Digestive enzymes (especially from the pineapple)

Tropical Tango Green Smoothie | nutritionstripped.com

Tropical Tango
 
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A variation of the stripped smoothie with added pineapple, mango, and banana for a tropical taste!
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Recipe type: smoothie
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 recipe of the Stripped Green Smoothie {single serving}
  • 1-1/2 frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen organic mango
  • ¾ cup frozen organic pineapple
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (Vega Sport is my choice, this is also optional)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon spirulina
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (optional)
  • filtered water (additional, if needed)
Instructions
  1. Simply blend in Vitamix or high speed blender until thick and creamy.
  2. Serve with a straw.
  3. ENJOY!
Notes
The portion of Stripped Green Smoothie will be used as the majority of the liquid. Add additional water as needed.

Tropical Tango Green Smoothie | nutritionstripped.com

Do you enjoy tropical flavors like mangos and pineapples? Share below your favorite way to eat these delicious and summer tasting fruits!

Happy blending,

xo McKel

If you’re interested in making your own smoothies with the same blender I use, Vitamix is the one I use simply click here or use Coupon Code 06-008786. Happy blending!

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Comments

    • says

      Hi Jill! If you need to add additional liquid in the form of filtered water of course you can! The Stripped Smoothie (which is a separate recipe on the site) is the base of this smoothie with the additions of pineapple, mango, etc. The Stripped Smoothie which is a green smoothie will provide much of the liquid this smoothie already needs. Depending on how thick//thin you’d like the smoothie, make liquid adjustments. Hope this helps!

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