Happy Earth Day! Today we celebrate Planet Earth with environmental events and festivals nationwide encouraging everyone to take action and learn about climate change, solar power, eating locally and all that is sustainable. In elementary school, we would each plant a tiny pine tree in honor of the holiday. While some trees lasted longer than others or not at all, the act of beautifying planet earth was always rewarding.
To start off the day with something green, we blended a nutritious and energy boosting smoothie. Our thick, vitamin-packed beverage incorporates nutty avocado, sweet mango, creamy coconut milk, and a zing of lime.
Avocado, Mango and Coconut Smoothie
1 ripe avocado, skinned, pitted and cut into cubes
1/2 ripe mango, skinned, pitted and cut into cubes
1 c coconut milk
1 c coconut water
2 T agave nectar
2 T fresh lime juice
1 t lime zest
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add more water if too thick or more agave nectar if not sweet enough. Pour into glasses and enjoy with a straw. Serves 2.