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.

Katie Webster
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2013
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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

183.8 calories; protein 12.7g 26% DV; carbohydrates 32.9g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.7g 11% DV; sugars 29g; fat 0.6g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 862.9IU 17% DV; vitamin c 65.6mg 109% DV; folate 54.3mcg 14% DV; calcium 182.4mg 18% DV; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 46.9mg 17% DV; potassium 580.4mg 16% DV; sodium 174.4mg 7% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 12% DV; added sugar 5g.

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