New Year New Smoothie Recipes
Excellent advice for a New Year’s Resolution: Health!
Grace Foods, a division of Grace Kennedy and provider of scrumptious, authentic Caribbean food and beverages, proposes a tastier Resolution formula with its recipe for a Detox Mango Blackberry Smoothie featuring Grace Coconut Water.
The two layered smoothie is delicious and detoxifying with lots of fiber, antioxidants and immune boosting nutrients to help usher in those 2015 resolutions. The special ingredient is Grace’s 100% Pure and Natural Coconut Water. Grace Coconut Water contains 500mg of potassium and five essential electrolytes to rehydrate you, even after your toughest workouts.
It is fat, gluten and cholesterol free, not made from concentrate, and doesn’t have any added sugar, flavor or color.
We endorse it.
The World’s Fastest Woman, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, endorses it.
In 2012, Fraser-Pryce, who rose to stardom both in Jamaica and abroad, successfully defended her Olympic 100 metre title, becoming only the third woman and first non-American to win consecutive 100 metre events at the Olympics. In addition to her success on the track, Fraser-Pryce was named as the first UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador for Jamaica in 2010.
Speaking about the partnership, Fraser-Pryce said; “I’m glad to have an opportunity to promote coconut water, Mother Nature’s sports drink. As a professional athlete we have a responsibility to endorse products that help people make healthy consumption choices and I am personally proud of this endorsement for that reason. Coconut Water contains electrolytes and potassium and is my favorite natural beverage for hydration. She also went on to say that she is honored to be a brand ambassador for Grace Coconut Water, as it is one of Jamaica’s most recognizable brands. I look forward to sharing the many benefits of coconut water and the importance of proper hydration,” she said.
“As a company, we’re excited about partnering with someone that shares our deep Caribbean roots. Shelly-Ann has been our GraceKennedy Brand Ambassador since 2008 and we welcome her to our Canadian family. Like her, we want to promote good health and the many benefits of consuming coconut water,” said Stefan Atton, Marketing Manager for GraceKennedy (Ontario) Inc.
Donovan Bailey, two-time world record holder, two-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion, will also continue as a Brand Ambassador for Grace Coconut Water.
Grace Coconut Water is available at all major grocery stores across the country and can be found in the international food aisle. The coconut water can also be found in most ethnic food stores across the country.
Detox Mango Blackberry Smoothie
2 tablespoons silken tofu
1 cup frozen blackberries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup spinach or kale
1 cup La Fe Mango Pulp
1 cup Grace Coconut Water
First combine frozen blackberries, 1 tablespoon tofu, chia seeds and spinach in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into glass. Rinse out blender then add in remaining tablespoon of tofu, mango pulp, coconut water and banana. Blend until smooth and pour on top of the blackberry smoothie. This will give you a beautiful layered smoothie. Add a few blackberries on top for decoration and enjoy. For extra sweetness, you can add the other half of the banana and more La Fe Mango Pulp.
Super Coconut and Parsley Smoothie
2 cups Grace Coconut water
1/2 bunch parsley
1 handful baby spinach
1 pear, halved and cored
Start by adding the liquid to your blender, then the soft fruits (banana and pear) and finish with the greens. Blend 30 seconds or until creamy.
Pumpkin Chia Coconut Smoothie
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup Grace Coconut Water
1 1/2 cups of pumpkin purée
1 tsp pumpkin spice
2 tablespoons of shredded coconut (optional)
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
large handful of spinach
1 tablespoon of maple flavored whiskey (optional)
Combine all in a blender and top with chia seeds.
We also want to tell you about the values of using coconut oil, but we will take this one step at a time. The key to resolutions is to start small and make them fun. Make them Tasty! Make them Enjoyable! Make them a Habit! So tell us how you tried these recipes and whether you can feel a difference in your day. Happy New Year!
We will also tell you that the company, Grace Foods, is authentic and reliable. The foods are natural; the coconut water is organic.
GraceKennedy is one of the Caribbean’s largest and most responsive corporate entities. The company started in Jamaica in 1922 as a small trading establishment and wharf founders. Today, the GraceKennedy group comprises a varied network of some 60 subsidiaries and associated companies located across the Caribbean and in North and Central America and the United Kingdom. Grace Coconut Water is the number one Coconut Water brand in Canada.
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