The T-Mac Smoothie

T-Mac SmoothieThis smoothie is dedicated to an old colleague and friend, Todd, aka T-Mac.

Todd and I are both workout warriors and love to play basketball. When we get on the same team, watch out :)

To fuel our active lifestyles we need plenty of nutrient dense foods and nutritionally loaded smoothies. This smoothie was designed to replenish your body after an intense workout or for a complete breakfast.

Three of my favorite smoothie ingredients are found in this recipe. Gelatin, which is basically pure protein, and great for your joints, ligaments, skin, hair, and nails. Chia seeds, which contain omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and whose mucilaginous properties support a healthy intestinal track and regular bowel movements. And coconut oil, perhaps my favorite ingredient of all. Coconut oil contains the healthy medium chain fats that your body converts almost directly into energy.

Throw in some antioxidant, vitamin, and mineral rich berries and you’ve got one delicious and highly nutritious smoothie.

I hope everyone, especially Todd, enjoys this smoothie as much as me!

The T-Mac Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • A dash of high quality sea salt

The Add-ons

  • A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup spinach, kale, or other leafy green
  • 1 serving of your preferred green superfood powder and/or your preferred protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon maca, cacao, or any other superfood(s) that you love

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Place all the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth. Note, if you don’t have a very powerful blender you might want to blend everything except the coconut oil first, then drizzle it on and blend for another 5-10 seconds to avoid clumping.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 367
  • Fat: 19g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Sugar: 33g
  • Vitamin K: 19.3% RDA
  • Iron: 14% RDA
  • Manganese: 32% RDA

Let me know you tried the T-Mac smoothie by leaving a comment below. Happy Blending!

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3 Responses to The T-Mac Smoothie

  1. nick #

    Firstly, i love your smoothies. The turmeric has become a morning ritual for me now. Well. Nealy. I just cant find coconut oil. I saw a diff smoothie page where you gave a link to where you buy it by the gallon, but they only deliver to north america. I’m in london, UK. My local health store only had it in a kind of vegan butter which had other ingredients. What exactly should i look for and do you know anywhere in the UK that would help me?

    Thanks,
    Nick

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hey Nick,

      Nice to hear you’re loving my smoothies :)

      I see that Mountain Rose Herbs only ships within the U.S. However, the other retailer I recommend, Tropical Traditions, has international shipping. I couldn’t confirm they deliver to the UK, but I’m betting they do if they ship internationally. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is excellent. Avoid that vegan butter.

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  2. nick #

    Thanks for getting back to me. Unfortunately their cheapest shipping option to the uk is more than the actual gallon of oil! I’ll source out a local supplier and let you know.

    Nick

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