This tropical microgreens smoothie combines the vibrant flavors of tropical fruits with the benefits and freshness of microgreens.
In addition, this smoothie offers the anti-aging perks of collagen. Add a tiny umbrella for some island vibes!
Check out the recipe below!
Tropical Microgreens Smoothie Recipe
- 1 Blender
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 serving collagen peptides protein powder
- 2.5 ounces avocado ~1/2 of an average size Avocado
- 1/4 ounce sunflower microgreens A small handful
- 1 cup tropical frozen fruit
- Add almond milk and collagen peptides to your blender. Blend well.
- Add avocado and microgreens. Blend well.
- Add tropical fruit and blend to your desired consistency.
Microgreens Smoothie Ingredients
The ingredients in this smoothie will supercharge your diet!
1. Tropical Fruit
The tropical frozen fruit mix combines pineapple, peaches, mango, and strawberries.
This combination not only provides a sweet, tropical flavor but also delivers essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
These fruits are a great source of vitamin C, which can boost your immunity.
2. Almond Milk
Almond milk is a non-dairy alternative to milk. I like it in smoothies because of its’ low calorie and carbohydrate content.
This plant-based milk is fortified with calcium. This important mineral plays a large role in maintaining bone mass as you age, along with the prevention of osteoporosis.
Almond milk also contains vitamin E. Adequate vitamin E may play a role in the prevention of brain diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Want to learn more about milk for smoothies? Check out our post on The Best Milk for Smoothies.
3. Collagen Peptides
Aging causes collagen breakdown. Evidence of collagen breakdown can be seen in our wrinkles and fine lines. These hallmarks of aging also demonstrate our inability to replenish collagen.
Powders like collagen peptides are a quick and easy way to add additional nutrients to your smoothies.
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides is my most recommended collagen peptide product.
Check out this Age-Defying Dietitian blog post “Simple Smoothie Add-Ins That Will Supercharge Your Diet” for more ideas for smoothie add-ins
Avocado creates a creamy texture that makes for a fantastic green smoothie!
Avocados are rich in nutrients like fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.
In addition, a 2017 study suggests that daily oral avocado consumption may lead to enhanced elasticity and firmness of the facial skin.
5. Sunflower Shoot Microgreens
Microgreens are young, nutrient-packed greens that provide a burst of freshness and flavor.
They are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, making them a great choice for enhancing the nutritional value of your smoothie.
Sunflower shoots have a mild, nutty flavor making them one of the best microgreens for smoothies.
They’re so tasty, you might enjoy sunflower shoots right out of the container!
Learn more about microgreens in this Age-Defying Dietitian blog post “The Best Microgreens to Eat“.
Microgreens Smoothie Nutrition Information
1 serving contains 326 calories, 20 grams of protein, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of fiber, & 17 grams of fat*.
*Note ~80% of the Fat in this recipe comes from the Avocado which contains “good fats”; Polyunsaturated and Monounsaturated Fats.
Smoothies are a great place to experiment! Below are some ways to vary this recipe.
- Use your preferred milk in place of the unsweetened almond milk.
- Broccoli microgreens are mild in flavor and make a nice addition to smoothies.
- Frozen spinach can be used in place of microgreens.
- Try out additional fruits for variety. Frozen fruits work best!
Another Smoothie You’ll Love
If you love glowing skin, peanut butter, and bananas, this next smoothie is for you!
Check out The Age-Defying Dietitian’s recipe for this Anti-Aging Drink with Peanut Butter and Bananas.
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Kathryn is a Registered Dietitian and a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is also certified through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Weight Management. She has 20+ years of nutrition experience working in a variety of healthcare settings. Her passion is to provide evidence-based nutrition information that supports vitality and longevity!