Honeydew melons are low in calories and high in their water content. They provide an
excellent source of vitamin C and are also a very good source of potassium, copper,
and B vitamins (including thiamine, niacin, B6, and pantothenic acid) and particularly beneficial for healthy skin
Pineapple provides an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. It also offers a very
good source of vitamin B1, and is a good source of fiber, vitaminB6, copper, and magnesium.
Fresh pineapple is rich in bromelain. The protein-digesting enzymes in bromelain are effective for digestion and
reducing inflammation and swelling.
The iron content in spinach is twice that of other greens. Spinach is also one of the most alkaline foods. This makes it useful in helping to regulate the
body's pH balance.
Coconuts provide an excellent source of copper, manganese, and molybdenum. They are also a good source of selenium and zinc. Similar to most other nuts,
coconuts contain a large amount of fat.
1/2 avocado + 1 to 1.5 cups of cold water
2 tbsp. wheat germ *(optional)
1 to 2 handfuls baby spinach
agave to taste
protein powder * (optional)
a few ice cubes
Blend well. I have a crappy old blender, so it takes a while...
* I know many people on this site are high raw/gluten free/soy free/vegan. So some ingredients are optional. I add the wheat germ for the vitamin E and Folic acid benefits and a nutty taste, although I suppose ground nuts could be used instead. I use Life's Basics protein powder. It is a pea, hemp, rice and chia seed blend (vegan and gluten free, but not raw) and it has a green phyto nutrient blend in it too.
This is my favorite "go to" smoothie for high calorie/high nutrients after a workout for before going to school.