Lila, Chop!

Mint Chocolate & Strawberries Smoothie

Gluten-free High-protein Low-fat Low-carb
Christina Sorrawan

Summer is in full swing and it's hot here in the Malta – a small cluster of southern European islands surrounded by the Mediterranean sea. Ever since we moved here, I've learned the importance of keeping smoothies light and simple when it gets hot outside... but that doesn't mean they can't still be creamy and delicious!.

My new favourite go-to recipe whenever I need a refreshing and nourishing pick-me-up has become this Mint Chocolate & Strawberries smoothie. It combines my favourite flavour with my favourite fruit, and packs the nutrients. Best of all, it's so simple it really takes only 5 minutes to make – perfect for an afternoon refreshment or a pre-workout snack!

Lila's favourite things in the world: a protein smoothie.
A 4-ingredient superfood smoothie to pick you up on a hot summer's day..
amount name
cup frozen or fresh strawberries
scoop Ideal Lean Mint Chocolate Isolate whey protein powder, or
scoop any mint chocolate or chocolate-flavoured protein powder
teaspoon Moringa powder
cup mint-flavoured almond milk, or
cup any non-dairy milk (I prefer vanilla-unsweetened almond milk)
cup optional extra: ice
Servings: (Total Calories: .)
Choose good quality ingredients and a sturdy blender.
time instruction
0.5 min Add frozen berries to the blender
0.5 min Add protein powder to the blender
0.5 min Add moringa powder to the blender
0.5 min Add almond milk to the blender
0.5 min Optional: add ice to the blender
2.5 min Blend everything together until creamy. (Optional: add more almond milk if needed for consistency)
5 Serve in your favourite smoothie glass and enjoy!
1 cup of strawberries is packed with fibre, vitamins, and antioxidants.
1 scoop of a high quality protein powder such as Ideal Lean also provides amino acids such as L-Glutamine.
1 teaspoon of this superfood tastes like green tea but offers overall more nutrients than wheatgrass.
1 cup of almond milk is a nutritious low-carb, low-fat alternative to milk.

Nutritional Highlights: Moringa Superfood

Moringa oleifera is a small tree native to India but that grows in many parts of the world. It's considered a superfood because it's rich in nutrients, antioxidants and other beneficial compounds and is grows in virtually all countries where malnutrition is widespread and may be a great part of a comprehensive plan to alleviate malnutrition throughout the world. Moringa is high in vitamins A, B, and C, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, and Beta Carotene. As such, it's been found to:
  • Possibly reduce inflammation
  • Have positive effects on cholesterol
  • Be a natural energy booster
  • Promote clearer, more youthful looking skin
  • Promote healthier hair and nails
  • Promote improved eye health
Drink it before it spills!.