When it comes to a healthy breakfast, smoothies can be sneaky. Often times, they're loaded with sugar thanks to fruit juice or honey. Instead, thin out your smoothie with coconut water: packed with electrolytes and a lot less natural sugar than juice. Fresh ginger, fresh mint, and lime juice pack in flavor and contain an array of health benefits. If you have extra coconut water, try adding a splash to regular water for a boost of flavor and electrolytes.
1 cup chilled coconut water
2 cups packed stemmed and chopped kale
1½ cups chopped pineapple (from about ¼ medium pineapple)
1 ripe banana, chopped
2 tablespoons packed fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Pinch of kosher salt
How to Make It
Place coconut water in a blender, then add kale, pineapple, banana, mint, ginger, lime juice, and salt. Puree until smooth, about 1 minute, adding ice water if needed to reach desired consistency.
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