The new Premium Marine Collagen from Further Food had us all dreamy about getting more “beach” time into our lives and we instantly knew we had to come up with a smoothie that took us to the islands to help us live vicariously through our taste buds for a bit! Packed with tropical flavors, yet not overly sweet because there’s no added sweetener. Perfect for some “me time” in the morning or even for an afternoon vitamin D session outside warming your toes under the sun!
Further Food Commentary:
Choosing unsweetened or sweetened shredded coconut will of course dictate the nutrition profile, but provides additional ways to use--in savory and sweet dishes. 1 ounce/1 serving contains 128 calories, 0.9 g of protein, 14.5 g of carbohydrates and 7.8 g of fat, 7.4 g of saturated fat. Both types of coconut are very high in saturated fat, with the unsweetened coconut providing 80% of the daily value (DV) and one ounce of sweetened coconut providing 37% DV per ounce. A high consumption of saturated fat can increase risk for obesity, high cholesterol, and heart disease. In just one serving, macadamia nuts contain high amounts of vitamin B1 and magnesium with a net of 58% of what you need in manganese and 23% of recommended daily intake of thiamin. Of the 21 g of fat found, only 3 g are saturated fat.