This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk.
When you think of a cold and refreshing drink (you might, I dont know… enjoy on a beach?), what kind of fruits and ingredient combinations come to mind?
For me, coconut is a no brainer quickly followed by mango and banana. Add a little bit of lime into the mix and you have my dream team of ingredients for a delicious smoothie.
That tri-fecta would taste great on its own, but I decided to include more substance to this fresh fruit drink with a few additions of protein.
I have been a fan of almondmilk for years. I still drink and use organic skim milk on occasion, but I really enjoy the extra boost of flavor and creamier texture in mixtures like Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk.
Almondmilk Coconutmilk is a delicious (vegan!) alternative to dairy and soymilk with a touch of coconut. It comes in a line of varieties and is oh, so dreamy!
Some additional benefits of Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk include:
• dairy, soy, lactose, cholesterol, and gluten free!
• made from real coconut & almond
• excellent source of calcium, Vitamin D & E
• 45 calories per 1 cup serving (60 calories for sweetened flavors)
Naturally, a dairy-free milk like almondmilk coconutmilk is easy to use in recipes, especially in smoothies!
As soon as I got wind of the coconut and almond mixture, my mind instantly went to the tropics. Mango and coconut are two of my favorite flavors to mix together, so I used that as inspiration to create the ultimate post-workout protein smoothie combination.
Even if you decide to leave out the whey protein powder, you can still benefit from a healthy dose of protein from the almondmilk coconutmilk and Greek yogurt (19 grams!).
Enjoy as a healthy lunch, or pack it with extra protein and treat yourself after a workout!
1 ripe mango, cut into pieces
1 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Original Unsweetened
6 oz. plain Greek yogurt
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (optional)
2-4 Tbsp. agave nectar (to taste)
2 Tbsp. shredded coconut
the juice from 1/2 a lime
1-2 cups crushed ice (to thickness taste)
prep time: 5 minutes
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend together until smooth. Enjoy immediately!
Serve as is or line your glasses in coconut shavings (yum!) and a slice of lime.
Simply dip the top of your glass into agave nectar drizzled onto a plate…
… then dip it into another plate of coconut shavings.
Question of the Morning
• What is your favorite ingredient combination to use with coconut?
Disclaimer: While this post is sponsored, all opinions of the product remain my own. I hope you enjoy the smoothie recipe as much as I do! Thank you so much for your support. <3
This sounds amazing…and a little coconut vodka still makes it healthy, right? :))
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
Looks delicious! I have been a big fan of almond milk for years. Is is strange I never liked regular milk? Great pictures too!
That’s not strange… however, I was the milk QUEEN growing up! I probably had a full cup at every single meal!
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
This sounds delicious! I love mango 🙂
I forget about it way too often. It’s a great fruit to keep on hand and in the freezer!
This looks amazing! I just bought the almond-coconut milk blend because it was on sale at my grocery store, so I may have to try this!
I totally feel you on the wethaer! Last weekend it was sunny and in the 70s and then this morning it was SNOWING?! Wish Mother Nature would make up her mind! That smoothie does look pretty fantastic though I could even go for it WITH the snow! I LOVE adding a bit of avocado so much creaminess! Definitely curious about that product! Awesome that it’s full of clean ingredients! And you know the chickory root fiber in that sweetener probably helped with the staying power a little bit too! I know that’s why they add it to different snack/protein bars and such!
Wow! Two of my favorite fruit in one smoothie. I`m going to try this real soon.