1 Tropical Bliss Smoothie + 8 ingredients
Makes 4 Servings
PREP TIME: 10 minutes • COOK TIME: 0 minutes
Escape your everyday routine with tropical flavors that will have you dreaming about island breezes and endless sunsets. Sweet pineapple & mango combine with creamy banana, along with chewy coconut & oats to delight your senses and fill you with vitality! Chia & hemp super seeds complete this empowering bowl that will prepare you for a day filled with possibilities!
Unique Whole Plant Foods
1 LeafSide Tropical Bliss Smoothie
2 cups plant milk
2 frozen bananas
1 cup frozen pineapple
2 teaspoons hemp seeds
2 cups chopped mango
1/2 cup coconut flakes
2 teaspoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons uncooked rolled oats
high speed blender with 64oz minimum carafe (800+ watts power)
1. Pour LeafSide’s Tropical Bliss Smoothie into a blender (with 800+ watts power); add plant milk (instead of water).
2. Add frozen bananas & frozen pineapple and blend until smooth and thick.
3. Pour mixture into bowls; arrange the toppings in lines of hemp seeds, chopped mango, coconut flakes, chia seeds, & rolled oats.
Other suggested toppings: chopped nuts, sliced banana, pineapple chunks, sliced nectarines, minced fresh ginger, lime juice.
Omega Me Crazy
What’s the skinny on fats and healthy eating? The very short answer is, stick to unprocessed whole forms of plant fats, e.g. whole nuts and seeds (no evidence of harm even in relatively large amounts), and avoid processed or animal fats like oils or dairy products (abundant evidence of harm even in small amounts).
In particular, for the essential fatty acids (EFAs, that your body cannot produce so it must come from food) of omega-6 and omega-3 and a healthy balance of each, avoiding oils and processed/animal fats, and eating whole plant fats (especially ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts) will be the easiest to way to reach a healthy balance, of 4:1, or even lower.
Standard American Diet eaters typically have a high-risk ratio around 15:1, whereas high-longevity traditional cultures’ diets are much lower, sometimes approaching 1:1.
Reference: Davis, B., & Melina, V. (2014). Becoming Vegan: The Complete Reference to Plant-Based Nutrition (Comprehensive Edition) (p.122) . Book Publishing Company.