The best way to look forward to a workout is to have a delicious treat ready for after. This pina colada smoothie bowl definitely feels like a celebration while delivering a good kick of protein, thanks to Carrington Farms organic coconut protein blend. The blend actually has only 3 wholesome ingredients: Organic coconut powder, organic pumpkin powder and organic pea powder. Note the lack of sweeteners! This simple combination is certainly clean, but it is also potent, delivering the 20g protein from 3 different plants with complementary amino acid profiles.
Every protein powder has a certain taste, and most of the protein powder products take the unfortunate route of masking that taste with a heap of sugar and artificial flavors. While this particular protein powder chooses to stay clean and simple, the taste is not overpowering. The use of coconut powder is actually a welcome addition in many ways, and the pumpkin and pea taste is minimized in a fruity smoothie (or a chocolate one? I will be trying that as well). Carrington Farms has an array of clean and wholesome products; oils, seeds, grains, superfoods. I am glad they added a protein blend option that I can feel good about.
The recipe for the smoothie bowl is below:
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 banana
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 2 teaspoon maple syrup
- 2 scoops of Carrington Farms organic coconut protein blend
- Baked coconut chips
- Chia seeds
- Cocoa nibs
- Add all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Optionally serve as a smoothie bowl topped with baked coconut chips, strawberry slices, chia seeds and cocoa nibs.