• Andrea Laparra

Tropical Green Smoothie with Ginger Essential Oil


Sometimes we all need something to spice up our life... Am I right? In my case I like to spice things up in my kitchen.

Constantly.

I'm not one to be able to eat the same meal over and over and over again. I guess you could say my taste buds are high maintenance. But trying new things is my thing, and when I can incorporate essential oils into my kitchen, it's a real big win for me.

With summer right around the corner, I start craving all the tropical flavors that remind me of a nice hot summer day. And it gets kind of hard to pass up all the vibrant and colorful produce singing my name at grocery store aisles. (Wait, the produce doesn't sing to everyone else?) ⠀⠀⠀

This smoothie was the result of buying a papaya because it sang to me (ok, fine it didn't sing it just looked so good) and if there's something I ever stick to is a grocery list. Well, little Ms. Papaya made it onto my cart without being on the list, which meant I had no plan for it. It sat on my fruit basket for a few days until I finally decided to throw it in a smoothie.

My train of thought was: Papaya = Tropical. And so the tropical flow of ingredients just happened. Naturally, mango and pineapple came to mind, and the ginger essential oil was either gonna make it or break it, but a refreshing twist is what I was hoping for and that's exactly what I got.

Here is the recipe:⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Tropical Green Smoothie ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - 1 banana 🍌 - 1 cup cubed papaya - 1 cup frozen pineapple 🍍 - 1/2 cup frozen mango - 1 generous bunch of spinach 🍃 - 1 tsp bee pollen 🐝 - 2 tbsp chia seeds - 1 cup of water (I use alkaline) 💦 - 1 drop of Ginger essential oil 💧 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Top with ice. Blend on high until smooth. Slurp away.

Suggested use: Close your eyes while you sip to experience tropical vacation-like feelings.


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