In honor of Earth Day yesterday, get your natural ENERGY on with this tropical smoothie made from plant ingredients that come right from the Earth!
The high fiber carbohydrates from the banana, papaya and pineapple will give you a long-lasting energy boost while protein in the tahini and almond milk (or soy milk, if you prefer) will keep your energy levels stable. You’ll get lots of B vitamins to help to turn your carbohydrates into energy.
And after a sip of this, your taste buds will thank you!
Tropical “Ode To Earth Day” Smoothie
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1 cup almond milk (or soy milk, if you prefer)
- 1-1/2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 medium papaya
Scoop out flesh from papaya with spoon. Add to blender with rest of ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Serves 2 (8 oz glasses each)
This smoothie has 325 calories, 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber and makes a great breakfast.
* If you want to reduce the calories, go for the unsweetened almond milk, which we recommend anyway! Also you can use just one tablespoon of tahini and your shake will be about 275 calories.
Do you make smoothies? What tropical ingredients are your favorites?