Looking for a new smoothie to help you jumpstart your day? This Digestion Boosting Green Smoothie with MCT Oil is the thing to help you out! Drink this yummy smoothie first thing in the morning to help fuel you through a workout and help get things moving (if ya know what I mean).
If you're new to our friend MCT oil, allow me to give you a quick rundown. MCT stands for “medium-chain triglycerides” which are a form of saturated fatty acid found in coconut oil. They are composed of caprylic and capric fatty acids. Around 62-65% of the fat in coconut oil comes from MCTs (the Nutiva brand of MCT oil that I mention below contains 93% MCTs). MCTs are easily digested for quick energy.
So MCT oil is basically high quality energy … in a bottle.
We are LOVING Nutiva's new Organic MCT Oil made from virgin coconut oil. This is the FIRST organic MCT oil out there and I'm so proud of them for venturing into this space. The cleaner the food we consume, the better it is for everyone. We've partnered with Nutiva today to bring you this rawesome green smoothie recipe that uses MCT oil. It's time for you to experience plant powered energy in all it's glory. Ya ready for this?
This refreshing smoothie is like a juice you'd get at a juice bar…except ours retains all the fiber. (And everyone knows fiber is important for a healthy digestive system.) And that MCT oil, as I mentioned will help give you energy to sustain you making it a great meal replacement smoothie.
Sipping on this green smoothie with MCT oil first thing in the morning will help rehydrate you after a night's rest. Coupled with Nutiva Organic MCT Oil, this smoothie is loaded with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and energy.
A refreshing green smoothie made with fresh veggies and fruit with a hint of ginger and cilantro, and MCT oil to help jumpstart your morning.
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger (, chopped)
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1 cup cucumber (, diced, peeled if desired)
- 1 medium green apple (, cored, peeled if desired)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1-3 tsp Nutiva Organic MCT Oil
- Place spinach, cilantro, ginger and water into blender jar.
- Blend until smooth and leafy chunks are gone.
- Add cucumber, apple, lemon juice, and Nutiva MCT oil to blender.
- Blend again until smooth.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to one day.
Start with 1 tsp MCT oil and work up to the full 3 tsp to prevent stomach discomfort. Seriously, this stuff is powerful! To make this smoothie cold, serve over ice. #easypeasy
FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nutiva. All opinions shared are 100% my own.