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Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

Though it tastes like those iconic vanilla-and-orange popsicles, this creamsicle breakfast smoothie recipe is a balanced breakfast with carbohydrates, protein and, thanks to the addition of coconut water, essential electrolytes. Coconut water serves up more than 10 percent of your daily dose of potassium—an electrolyte you lose through sweat—in every cup, making it a great hydrator for light workouts. Plus, this creamy orange-mango smoothie only contains about 30 mg of sodium per cup, whereas sports drinks usually deliver about 110 mg of sodium per cup.

This Recipe Is:
Ingredients
Prep: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes
  • 1   cup
    cold pure coconut water, without added sugar or flavor (see Tip)
  • 1   cup
    nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1   cup
    frozen or fresh mango chunks
  • 3   tablespoons
    frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2   cups
    ice
Instructions
  1. Blend coconut water, yogurt, mango, orange juice concentrate and ice in a blender until smooth.

 

Tip
Tip: Look for pure coconut water without added sugar in the refrigerated section near other flavored waters or near shelf-stable waters and natural fruit juices.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 2 servings, 1 3/4 cups each
  • Calories189
  • Fat1 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Carbohydrates34 g
    • Dietary fiber3 g
  • Protein13 g
  • Sodium173 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.

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