Tropical Texas

TROPICAL TEXAS SMOOTHIE

This pink smoothie is equally cute as all heck and delicious! I don’t know about y’all but I am all about anything that is equally healthy and perfectly aesthetic on my instagram feed. Oh, and did I mention that the prickly pear that gives this gem her pink color also tastes like bubble gum?? Just when you thought a fruit couldn’t be DREAMY!

Anyway, I’ll stop chatting and just get to the recipe! 

Tropical Texas Smoothie Recipe

– 1 banana

– 1 prickly pear (scoop out the insides)

– 2 cups almond milk 

– 1 cup pineapple 

So simple right?? Blend that baby up and VOILA! Garnish with pineapple slice and find some good lighting because she is SO picture worthy!

photo by Lieselot.Dalle

Benefits Galore!

This entire smoothie is pretty rich in dietary fiber meaning it will not only keep you full longer but it will help foods move through your digestive tract more easily! Fiber also helps lower LDL (the bad one) cholesterol which can lead to poor heart and cardiovascular health.

In addition to being awesome free radical fighting cancer banishers, antioxidants like the ones found in the prickly pear help reduce inflammation. This contributes to easier digestion and overall gut health. Prickly pears are also rich in vitamin c (actually a whole 1/3 of your daily recommended intake!) and calcium so lets just go ahead and stomp out the rumor that you have to resort to cows milk for a good dose of calcium!

This is hands down one of my favorite smoothies so I hope y’all enjoy! And don’t forget to tag me if you do take a picture of your yummy Tropical Texas smoothie! 

 

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