Dreaming of jetting off to a tropical paradise this season? Just one sip of my new Tropical Maca Smoothie recipe and you will instantly feel like you are drifting off into a land of luxury. Exotically sweet and perfectly creamy, this smoothie comes brimming with beauty-boosting and stress-reducing ingredients. Let this Tropical Maca Smoothie recipe take you away on that vacation you so definitely deserve Beauty! With just a few simple ingredients, you can have this on hand all season long.
To kick off this Tropical Maca Smoothie, start by peeling a large orange and throwing it into your blender. With its sweet juicy flavor, this fruit is a great one to have on hand all year long. It’s outstanding that it travels well, making it a wonderful go-to snack when you are in a rush. Believe it or not, just this one orange you’ll be using in today’s Tropical Maca Smoothie recipe will provide you with 75% of your daily vitamin C needs. Immunity boost anyone? Yes, please!
Oranges also supply us with ample amounts of fiber. In nature, fruits contain both juice and fiber. This combination helps keep your body feeling fuller throughout the day. It also works as a cleanser for our bodies. Fiber helps push toxic substances along, which then gives our bodies the chance they so deserve to shine and glow.
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Next up in the blender it’s time for you to add in mango. This Tropical Maca Smoothie recipe becomes so luscious and creamy thanks to mango. And aren’t we so lucky that we can find mangos available all year long? The many varieties of mangos found in the U.S. primarily grow in beautiful Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua, and Haiti.
You can use any variety of mango you find to make this recipe taste good. Just make sure that it is truly ripe! When choosing a ripe mango, don’t focus on color. The best way to tell if your mango is ripe is to give it a gentle squeeze. A ripe mango will give slightly. To help your mango ripen up at home, store it at room temperature. You can even speed up the process by placing it in a brown paper bag at room temperature for two days!
Keep a few on hand because this fruit contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that provide you with optimum health and beauty! Just one cup of mangos provides you with 100% of your daily vitamin C needs. It also gives you 35% of your vitamin A! And these two vitamins are so important for our health and our beauty, particularly immune function. They help boost our immune function and help keep our organs in amazing condition. Mangos contain no cholesterol, sodium or fat and are relatively low in calories only 100 calories per cup (not that we are counting, but worth noting)!
They are also an excellent source of dietary fiber. Mangos are rich in minerals, like magnesium, potassium, and copper. These powerful antioxidants have the power to neutralize free radicals throughout the body, which will help to fight against premature aging.
Of course, no tropical vacation is complete without a little pineapple. Not only does pineapple bring the flavor-forward in this Tropical Maca Smoothie, but it also brings the beauty benefits to the next level.
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Packed with bromelain and hydration powers, pineapple is top of my list for supporting our beauty routine even further. Pineapple’s bromelain enzyme helps in improving circulation and reducing mucus. These are key components to ongoing cleansing and detoxification, which ultimately helps keep skin feeling so soft and glowing so strong.
What’s also amazing is that this smoothie works on inflammation too. Again, thank you to our new best friend, bromelain. These anti-inflammatory properties can help minimize pain in our joints and reduce the onset of aging.
Now just when you’re thinking how can this smoothie get any better, there is another fruit you want to add the blender. Say hello to one of our skin’s favorite fruits, strawberries. One way to really brighten up your skin is to enjoy strawberries at their ripest! With their trifecta of rich beauty ingredients, this fruit has all we need to shine. Coming in hot with salicylic acid, vitamin C, and antioxidants, strawberries can help remove dead skin cells and encourage new cell growth. So it should be no surprise now why I love them so much!
Who knew sipping on this Tropical Maca Smoothie would also be like giving yourself a little mini facial. Well, Beauties it is, and the list of benefits from this smoothie continues to get even better. Thank strawberries for helping boost your collagen and overall creating smoother skin. Even more, strawberries have an amazing way of keeping blemishes at bay. They are linked to clearing up acne and reducing oil buildup. Sip away in paradise and let your skin glow as it was made to do!
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Cooling Coconut Water
Now one thing we must always continue to remember is to stay hydrated. My Tropical Maca Smoothie recipe calls for coconut water for that specific reason. This fruit is one of the best natural hydrators there is. Plus coconut water contains potassium. In fact, one cup of coconut water contains 600 mg, that’s more than one banana. Potassium is an electrolyte that works to promote cellular cleansing in our bodies. By regulating the fluid levels in our cells, this Tropical Maca Smoothie can help us feel super refreshed.
Coconut water can also do wonders to help our eyes appear more radiant. Don’t we all want that extra sparkly glow? By balancing high amounts of puffiness under our eyes, potassium moves the stagnant fluid in the body. It also helps bring elasticity to our skin. Drink this Tropical Maca Smoothie and say goodbye to undereye bags and dark eye circles. Who knew one smoothie could make us feel so good!?
To make this smoothie recipe extra magical you’ll see it calls for adding a bit of maca to the mix. Maca is one of my all-time favorite adaptogens. I go through phases of using it every day. When I do take this adaptogen, I will enjoy it for a consecutive period, to help it build up in my system. And then I will take a break from it, while I continue to reap its benefits.
If you are new to maca let me give you some brief insight on this superfood. Like other adaptogens, maca is an herb that can help increase your resistance to stress, anxiety, and fatigue. I like to think of it as having a balancing influence on the body, as it helps it resist multiple forms of stress. Sipping on this Tropical Maca Smoothie helps your body let go of any stress, as if you are swaying away in a hammock, looking up at peaceful palm trees.
Let this Tropical Maca Smoothie take you away on that dream vacation you didn’t get to this year. And while you are at it, know that the added maca is working wonders on so many parts of your body. Maca has been linked to helping protect the brain from damage, improve bone health, and even improve cognitive ability in healthy people. What a mighty gem to have on hand, right? This adaptogen is a nutritional powerhouse that I highly recommend you jump on board with.
This Tropical Maca Smoothie is one luscious treat!
Once you try it I guarantee you are going to want to make it again and again. Containing an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, do your friends and favor, and share this recipe with them. Pin this picture above to your Pinterest board. And be sure to tag me in your Instagram posts so I can see your beautiful creations. I hope you love it!!
- 1 orange, peeled
- ½ cup mango, fresh or frozen
- ½ cup pineapple, fresh or frozen
- ½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 Tbs. maca powder
- ¾ cup of coconut water
- Add all of your ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- If you are using fresh fruit, add in 4 large ice cubes and blend together.
- Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!