Tropical Gold Power Blend Smoothie (Includes Vegan Options)
Be good to yourself, recharge, and brighten your day with this delicious, protein-rich, tropical flavor-inspired smoothie that gets its cheerful sunny color from carrots and turmeric.
1 cup of unsweetened milk: Fat Free Dairy or Lactose & Fat-free Ultrafiltered Dairy or Soy Milk or Pea Protein Milk
Protein powder: 1 tbsp. pumpkin seed or 1 tbsp. pea/quinoa or 2 tbsp. soy or 2 tbsp. Whey
2 tbsp. chia seeds (we prefer white milled)
¼ medium banana (frozen)
¼ cup unsweetened pineapple chunks (frozen)
½ cup carrots, diced or sliced (frozen)
½ tsp. coconut extract
½ tsp. turmeric
1 packet (1 tsp.) zero calorie sugar substitute (optional)
Pour milk into a blender.
Add protein powder.
Add remaining ingredients.
Blend on high speed until smooth — about 1 minute.
- Buying and using frozen carrot pieces and canned or frozen pineapple chunks adds convenience, helps reduce waste, eliminates the need to add ice to your smoothie, and helps make a smooth consistency.
- Pre-measure the pineapple chunks and carrots, peel and cut banana pieces, put them in small storage bags or other containers ahead of time, and store in the freezer so when you’re ready to make a smoothie the ingredients are ready to go.
- If you use a non-dairy milk alternative, choose a product fortified with calcium and vitamins A, D, and B12.
- The suggested amount of turmeric in this recipe adds color and a little flavor. If you do not prefer the taste, you can omit it. If you like the taste, you can add a little more!
*Customize your smoothie with your choice of milk. If you must avoid dairy (including whey) or soy, try one of our suggested alternatives.
Calories 231, Protein 20 grams, Fat 3 grams, Carbs 31 grams, Fiber 6 grams