Though it tastes like those iconic vanilla-and-orange popsicles, this creamsicle breakfast smoothie recipe is a balanced breakfast with carbohydrates, protein and, thanks to the addition of coconut water, essential electrolytes. Coconut water serves up more than 10 percent of your daily dose of potassium--an electrolyte you lose through sweat--in every cup, making it a great hydrator for light workouts. Plus, this creamy orange-mango smoothie only contains about 30 mg of sodium per cup, whereas sports drinks usually deliver about 110 mg of sodium per cup. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2013

Katie Webster
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Blend coconut water, yogurt, mango, orange juice concentrate and ice in a blender until smooth.

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Tips

Tip: Look for pure coconut water without added sugar in the refrigerated section near other flavored waters or near shelf-stable waters and natural fruit juices.

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; 0.6 g total fat; 0.3 g saturated fat; 174 mg sodium. 580 mg potassium; 32.9 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g fiber; 29 g sugar; 12.7 g protein; 863 IU vitamin a iu; 66 mg vitamin c; 54 mcg folate; 182 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 47 mg magnesium; 5 g added sugar;

Reviews (4)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2015
If you like your smoothie thick freeze you coconut water in an ice cube tray! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
04/05/2013
Frozen juice concentrate? I don't consider this eating well unless it has fresh whole ingredients. Cons: Too much sugar Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2013
Pretty Good Made this as written except I used fresh orange segments instead of mangoes so I could stay with the orange theme. This is a tasty drink just remember it's not sweet! Because it wasn't sweet my husband didn't like it but I am used to smoothies without added sugar so I liked it. I would make this again. Pros: nice consistency Cons: not very sweet Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2013
easy and delicious This is a great smoothie for a quick snack or drink for breakfast. I have a big appetite so I had this with some bacon and eggs and it was great and less than 500 calories Pros: the whole thing Cons: hard to find coconut water at my local store Read More