A new smoothie recipe from Organic Fiji’s coconut kitchen:
Calling all smoothie enthusiasts!
Introducing Organic Fiji’s PowerHouse Coconut Oil Smoothie … a creamy, delicious treat packed full of healthy benefits!
Guaranteed to wake up your taste buds, wake up your digestive system, give you a mega boost of energy and make you feel like you’re enjoying a breakfast dessert!
The perfect way to kick start your day!
See below for ingredients and health benefits.
PowerHouse Smoothie – by Organic Fiji
- 1 tbsp (or more) of Organic Fiji’s coconut oil
- 1 banana – peeled
- 1 avocado – peeled/pitted
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 tbsp of peanut butter
- 1 tbsp of milled flax seeds
- a drop or two of vanilla extract
- a generous shake of cinnamon
- a small shake of nutmeg
- a small shake of ginger
- 1 cup of almond milk / or water
- 1 cup of Greek yogurt
- honey to taste
- ice cubes
- (If you prefer your smoothie to be a thinner consistency, add some almond milk / water).
Blend in a blender and serve in an iced glass accompanied by a slice of strawberry on the side.
Sit back and enjoy 🙂
The benefits of The PowerHouse:
While you’re sipping on your smoothie, we’d like to tell you all about the health benefits of what you’re drinking!
The coconut oil in the smoothie “can help your body mount resistance to both viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. Even more, it also can help to fight off yeast, fungus and candida. Coconut oil can also positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood-sugar control. People who take coconut oil also tend to have improvements in how they handle blood sugar since coconut can help improve insulin use within the body. Coconut oil can boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy and endurance. It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins”. (Taken from droz.com).
Organic Fiji’s cold pressed, organic, virgin coconut oil comes from a private reserve plantation. This ensures you are digesting the highest grade of coconut oil there is, from the earth to your body. Know your food! (Read more about Organic Fiji’s nutritional coconut oil here)
The banana in the smoothie can give you a great source of energy, provide the body with potassium, promote a healthy bowel, soothe menstrual pains, increase brain power, soothe ulcer pains, give a dose of iron and much more!
The avocado on the ingredients list is said to be packed with dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, anti
oxidants and potassium. It can also provide a good source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic and palmitoleic acids as well as omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid linoleic acid. These are a very good source of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. In addition it contains a high concentration of tannin (anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and anti-oxidant properties).
Chia Seeds are the new super seed! They are said to be rich in omega 3 fatty acids, rich in fiber, packed full of antioxidants, contain high amounts of minerals, give you satiety (the full feeling), gluten free, keep insulin levels balanced and also lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels while increasing your ‘good’ cholesterol!
Peanut Butter it said to give you antioxidants, anti-aging properties, an energy boost, better cardiovascular health, better circulation and blood sugar control.
Flax seeds offer you omega 3 fatty acids, lignans and fiber. Great for a healthy heart and digestive system!
The cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla do more than just make your smoothie taste extra delicious! For example cinnamon alone has been said to lower your bad cholesterol, balance insulin levels, get rid of fungal infections, keep your heart healthy, soothe arthritic pain, help head aches / migraines and stabilize blood sugar.
Almond Milk is a great alternative to dairy. Said to be low in calories, high nutritional content and tastes
Greek Yogurt, a spa day for your digestive system!
Said to keep you healthy, provide you calcium and offer you a great taste and
And last but definitely not least, honey! This ingredient not only makes your smoothie deliciously sweet, but it has also been said to help you keep a healthy heart, provide anti oxidants, reduce gastrointestinal disorders, be anti-bacterial / fungal, reduce cough and throat infections and much more!
You may also be interested to read about the benefits of coconut oil in your diet.
We’d love to hear how you liked it! Comment on our blog or send us an email!
*The info on this page is just a summary of the main reasons we think these products are good for you. The
opinions expressed herein are strictly our opinion only and are not the opinions or information endorsed by Organic Fiji, Organic Fiji employees, officers or shareholders. We are not medical practitioners.