Total time: 5 minutes Makes: 1 serving
➜ Certain foods act as SPF in different ways: green tea contains antioxidant catechins, which have been shown to improve DNA repair and reduce the risk of skin cancer, while carrots and mangoes contain beta-carotene and vitamin C, which can prevent UV-induced damage. Chia seeds contain omega-3s which help keep skin hydrated and prevent dryness from sun exposure. This shake combines all of these ingredients into one delicious pre-beach treat. Sip before hitting the sun, but you’ll still want to slather on SPF and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
- 1 cup frozen mango cubes
- 1/2 cup chilled unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/2 cup green tea, fresh
- 1 tablespoon of protein powder
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped A handful of ice cream
In a blender, combine mango, coconut milk, green tea, protein powder, chia seeds, ginger, carrots and ice until smooth. Serve in a glass.
PER SERVING: 308 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 11g protein, 194mg sodium, 56g carbs, 37g sugars (3g added sugars), 12g fiber