Do you like pina coladas… getting caught in the rain…
It’s tempting to reach for sugary, fat-filled frozen drinks during summer. Heck, who doesn’t like a frosty daiquiri when it’s hot out?
And the alcohol doesn’t help to keep you hydrated let alone feeling slim in the tummy. I swear I have one drink and my waistline expands immediately.
Summer is the time to socialize and be active. So it’s perfectly natural to let go and have fun.
I’ve been a social butterfly more than usual this summer. Going out for dinners, attending BBQ’s and parties not to mention my trip to Kennywood with my dad (Potato Patch fries and ice cream, anyone?).
I’m in my element since I enjoy being around people, especially loved ones, but having a food baby isn’t something I particularly feel good about.
And if you add alcohol to the mix, especially fruity frozen drinks, you are getting too much sugar and fat in your system. Very acidic. Very inflammatory.
To reset and detoxify, try my Pineapple Coconut Green Smoothie. This recipe is a sneak peek into the new Raw Renewal 7 Day Detox.
Pineapple Coconut Green Smoothie
Blend these ingredients:
1 cup coconut milk (Native Forest is the recommended brand)
1 cup filtered water OR 1 cup coconut water (I used Blue Monkey)
1 cup spinach (I used baby spinach leaves)
1 Tbps. fresh basil leaves
1 cup cubed pineapple (use frozen if you want a frosty drink)
1 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut flakes (Bob’s Red Mill brand)
1 Tbsp. hulled hemp seeds (for extra protein boost)
1 Tbsp. lime juice (I squeezed 1/2 lime in the blender- you can use organic bottled lime juice if you wish)
Makes 24 oz. (appr.). 2 servings
TIP: Blend the liquids, spinach and basil first THEN add the rest of ingredients.
Pineapple Coconut Smoothie tastes light, fresh and just like pina colada!
The pineapple benefits the digestive system, healing the gut as well as burning belly fat.
The basil helps with constipation (that bloated feeling) and fatigue.
The coconut speeds up metabolism and gives you a glow.
Lime is just plain fun! (and a Vitamin C boost)
This drink hit the spot… light, delicious and a taste of summer. Just the reboot I needed! I hope you like it!
Here’s one for you! Cheers!
What do you say?
Share your favorite summer time drink below. Don’t forget to add the recipe, too!
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