Hallie and Reya, The Nibs & Greens girls, are back with this month’s recipe, and it might be our favorite one yet! This shake is frothy and delicious with the tartness of mango balanced with perfectly sweet vanilla and coconut. It instantly transports you to a tropical beach. This shake can be drank as is, or turned into the most delicious popsicle ever when the mercury rises.
Tropical Protein Shake
The sun is shining, the long sleeves have come off, and all we want is something cold and creamy to drink. In the PNW, when it hits 65 degrees or above, it’s basically summer so we decided to jump right in and create the perfect summer smoothie with this Tropical Protein Shake. Combining mango, Vega Vanilla protein powder, and some lime juice, this shake will brighten up your day and fuel all of your outside adventures.
3 cups mango, fresh or frozen
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Vega Sport Vanilla Protein Powder
1 lime juiced
1 cup spinach
Optional: Ice (if you’re using fresh mango)
Toasted coconut (recipe below)
Blend all ingredients except the spinach and toasted coconut on high until it’s smooth and creamy.
Pour a little more than half the smoothie into a measuring cup.
Blend the remaining smoothie with spinach.
Layer up each color in your glass (have fun with it!) and do the same for the remaining glasses.
Toasted coconut: place a handful of large shredded coconut in a small pan and turn the heat to medium. Stir the coconut until it begins to lightly brown, about a minute.
Top each glass with some toasted coconut and enjoy!
We started Nibs & Greens with the hope of sharing our passion for healthy, fun food with people who are mindful about what they put in their bodies. Why Nibs and Greens? Because they’re two of our favorite ingredients! Also, they’re both extremely good for you, nutrient dense, and we often pair them together – lots of green smoothies! We created Nibs and Greens raw treats and cheesecakes as a way to directly connect with you and bring you our food creations. All of our recipes are plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, and many are raw. We take a lot of pride in what we eat and make sure to use organic and, if possible, local ingredients.
Thanks again to Hallie & Reya for always bringing their A-game to everything they do!! We hope that you love this delicious shake as much as we do!
Laura C. Helms