Sunny Mango-Papaya Energizer

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh mango chunks
  • 1 cup fresh papaya chunks
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. 1. Place the mango chunks, papaya chunks, and chopped celery into the blender.
  2. 2. Add the Greek yogurt and flax seeds.
  3. 3. Toss in the baby spinach for added greens.
  4. 4. Pour in the coconut water to help the blending process and add a tropical twist.
  5. 5. If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, add a tablespoon of honey.
  6. 6. Add the ice cubes to keep the smoothie cold and refreshing.
  7. 7. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, ensuring all ingredients are well incorporated.
  8. 8. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately for the best taste and nutrient benefits.

Health Benefits:

This smoothie is a nutrient powerhouse. Mango and papaya are rich in vitamins A and C, promoting healthy skin and immune function. Celery adds a dose of hydration and fiber, while Greek yogurt provides protein and probiotics for gut health. Flax seeds contribute omega-3 fatty acids and additional fiber. Spinach is a fantastic source of iron and other essential nutrients. Coconut water adds electrolytes, making this smoothie perfect for post-workout recovery or as a refreshing and energizing start to your day.