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Iconic Health: Tropical Energy Smoothie

Here is a recipe that I came up with the other day. With the warmer, longer days, I find myself craving bright, refreshing, green tasting things. This smoothie hits the spot. With the inclusion of food power-houses, such as chia seeds, maca and wheatgrass, not to mention coconut oil and cilantro, you'll be happily energized for the morning or afternoon, without the crash that caffeine or sugar can cause.

Tropical Energy Smoothie

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup coconut water

1/4 avocado

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

5-8 sprigs of cilantro

juice of half of a lime

2 brazil nuts

1 tbs coconut oil

2 tbs Chia seeds

1 tsp maca

1 tsp bee pollen

wheat grass shot or food matters green powder

1/8 tsp green stevia

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

  • Loaded with trace minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, B3 (niacin, potassium, B1 and B2

  • High in anti-oxidents

  • Low carb, high fiber

  • Contain a decent amount of protein - 14% by weight

  • High in anti-inflammatory Omega-3's

Health Benefits of Maca

  • Rich in vitamins A, C and E

  • Increased energy levels

  • Promotes sexual energy in both men and women

  • Helps relieve menstrual issues and menopause

Health Benefits of Chlorophyll

  • Contains all minerals know to man!

  • Best sources of living chlorophyll, which is an important blood builder, which in turns

  • helps to detoxify the liver, and helps with blood sugar problems.

  • Is a nutritionally complete food

Yours in health,

Renee Koczkodan

Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

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