I love this smoothie. It has the flavor of fruit-infused lemonade with the nutrition of a smoothie. Using frozen mango and strawberries gives it a refreshing icy texture. I have a powerful blender (Vitamix) that blends frozen fruit very easily. If you have a standard blender, you may need to partially thaw the fruit for easier blending.
Strawberry Mango Lemonade Smoothies
1 1/2 cups coconut water, chilled
2 tablespoons fresh Meyer lemon juice
1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
1 cup frozen strawberries
Natural sweetener, if needed
Add coconut water, lemon juice, mango chunks and strawberries to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. If needed, sweeten to taste with desired natural sweetener. Pour into 2 glasses.
Makes 2 servings (about 3 cups total)
Tip: If you don’t have Meyer lemon juice you can substitute standard lemon juice. Since standard lemon juice is more sour than Meyer lemon, start by adding only 1 tablespoon standard lemon juice to the smoothie. Taste and add more lemon juice, if needed.
What is coconut water? Coconut water is the liquid from young, green coconuts. Coconut water is naturally fat-free and full of electrolytes like potassium. Be sure to use coconut water for this recipe, not coconut milk.