Pineapple-Cilantro Margarita Protein Smoothie

Pineapple-Cilantro Margarita Protein Smoothie

Pineapple-Cilantro Margarita Protein Smoothie
I took a break one afternoon from having my nose in my laptop and desperately needing to recharge. Fueled myself with this incredibly refeshing, super yummy and uber healthy protein smoothie. It was the last week of Jazz Fest and I was daydreaming about the last time I was at this timeless music fest. Almost as memorable was finding El Gato Negro and their Pineapple-Cilantro Margarita. This is my smoothie verison and you'll never miss the tequila (well, if it is before 5pm!).
    Servings
    1serving
    Cook Time
    5minutes
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    Servings
    1serving
    Cook Time
    5minutes
    Meal Plan
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    Ingredients
    • 1cup coconut water
    • 1scoop vanilla whey protein powder
    • 3/4cup frozen pineapple chunks or tidbits
    • 1/2cup baby spinach
    • 2tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
    • 1tablespoon fresh parsley leaves
    • 1/2-inch fresh ginger, peeled
    • 1teaspoon stevia (or one packet)
    • Juice of 1/2 lime
    Instructions
    1. Place the coconut water and the remaining ingredients in a blender (I use my Magic Bullet). Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
    Recipe Notes

    * If you are using a protein powder that already has stevia or other sweetener you probably won't need additional stevia.

    If you are using fresh pineapple you may want to add in a handful of ice cubes to make it icy cold and thick.

    Like your margarita with salt? Go ahead and add a pinch of sea salt.

    I know a margarita does not have parsley but it's such a great herb, mild tasting and a great way to sneak it in when paired with very tastebud-heavy cilantro.

    Fresh ginger root is another amazing ingredient, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting, that pairs well with pineapple, lime and cilantro so I decided why not. If you are not a ginger root fan leave it out.

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