Strawberry, lime, pineapple, and a hint of spice come together in the most delicious Mexican Fiesta Smoothie ever. It’s super flavorful and very easy to make!
Smoothies have become a staple in our house. They’re a quick, easy way to whip up a breakfast that the kids (and parents) enjoy.
My husband has recently begun major smoothie experimentation. Sometimes the smoothies are a huge hit and other times…they’re a total bomb. When the kids turn their nose up at them and make a crazy face, we know it was a failure.
I don’t like wasting food, so I’m ready to share with you a tried and true smoothie. It’s a smoothie complete with a Mexican flair! You can have a little Mexican Fiesta with your kiddos for Cinco de Mayo (or any day of the year).
By the way, if you love smoothies, check out my other delicious smoothie recipes, too.
Mexican Fiesta Smoothie Ingredient Options
You’ll notice this Mexican Fiesta smoothie has several “optional” ingredients: coconut oil, hydrolyzed protein, and Tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper. I highly recommend you include at least 2 of the 3 optional ingredients.
Without the hydrolyzed protein and coconut oil, this smoothie, while delicious, is pretty light on the protein and fat. Protein and fats will keep you filled up and help stabilize your blood sugar levels. These ingredients have some other pretty fantastic benefits too.
Hydrolyzed Collagen is similar to gelatin, except it doesn’t gel. It will dissolve in any fluid, but won’t turn your smoothie to jello. That makes hydrolyzed collagen a perfect add-in for smoothies.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. Collagen helps improve your skin, decrease inflammation, supports joint health, helps keep your appetite in check, and more. Once you add this super-food to your diet, you’ll never look back!
Coconut oil is one of the most abundant sources of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT). Human breast milk is another great source, but you likely don’t keep that on tap. The interesting thing about MCTs is that the body does not digest and use them the same way as it does other fatty acids. The liver breaks them down and the body uses them almost immediately.
MCTs have been shown to benefit brain health, assist in blood sugar regulation, promote intestinal healing, and more. Basically, coconut oil is a great fat to incorporate in your day-to-day kitchen escapades.
Mexican Fiesta Smoothie
- 5-6 large strawberries
- ½ of a lime peeled
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- 2 Tablespoons hydrolyzed collagen optional
- 1 Tablespoon warmed coconut oil optional
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce optional; to taste
- Chop the strawberries, lime, and pineapple and add to blender. Make sure to remove the stems from the strawberries and the skin from the lime.
- Add unsweetened almond or coconut milk, hydrolyzed collagen, and liquefied coconut oil to the blender. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, use only ½ cup milk.
- Blend fruit and milk together well.
- If you would like to add a bit of spice to your drink for a special Cinco de Mayo kick, add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce.
What do you enjoy putting in your smoothies?
I love smoothies but have never thought to add hot—cayenne or tabasco sauce. I think I might have to try that. Kick it up a little. I might add a handful of greens as well. Thanks for sharing at Let’s Get Real Friday
Yummy! Makes me wish I had a smoothie right now!