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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Recipe for Pineapple-Blueberry Smoothie Made with Coconut Water

There is also flax seed and egg white in this concoction I made up this morning but including that in the title made it too long!  This is a new twist for me-using coconut water in my smoothies instead of soy milk and non-fat Greek yogurt. 

I wanted to lighten up the calorie load and still make a nutritious smoothie.  The coconut water is low calorie, no fat, no added sugar, and contains 5 essential electrolytes (more potassium than a banana).  The egg white adds some protein, and the flax seed contributes important Omega-3s and fiber.

And the good news-it was tasty and satisfying and filling!

Makes 2 servings, each approximately 141 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 23 grams carbs, 4 grams fiber, 8 grams protein, 4 WW Points+

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
½ cup fresh blueberries
1 cup coconut water
2 TBSP ground flax seed
½ cup egg whites

Add all ingredients to blender and process until smooth.  Drink right away or let sit until it thickens to your preference.

Have you tried coconut water?

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