Popeye Power Punch Smoothie

popeye power punch

This smoothie is looovely! Sweet and slightly frothy!  And to top it all it works as a natural protein shake — no need to add protein powder.

You get calcium, magnesium and potassium from the banana: good for nerves and to relax your muscles after a workout.

You get vitamin c and betacarotene from the mango: great for your skin, eyes and immune system.

We all know that Popeye made himself super powerful by eating spinach, but you may be surprised to hear that he may also have been helping to protect himself against inflammations, cardiovascular problems, bone problems and cancer at the same time.

Along with the mineral rich almonds and the balancing effect of the cinnamon on your blood sugar this smoothie is just super.

What a bonus that is also tastes so mild and delicious!

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Popeye Power Punch Smoothie
Prep time:  3 mins
Cook time:  1 min
Total time:  4 mins
Serves: 2
  • glass of almond milk
  • handful of frozen mango
  • handful frozen banana
  • half a granny smith
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2-3 almond milk ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • handful of spinach
  • handful of blanched almonds
  • optional: 1 tbsp almond or peanut butter
  1. Fill the almond milk in first and let the frozen ingredients warm up in there for a few minutes (unless you have a power blender then blend straight away).
  2. Then add the dry ingredients and blend everything until smooth.
  3. Add more almond milk if you prefer your smoothie like a milkshake. Leave as is if you like a “frozen margarita-style” thick, icy consistency.

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Candida Diet info: This smoothie is fine during the maintenance stage of the diet, when candida levels are under control. It is too sweet for stage one, two and three. But you can easily adapt it by leaving the fruit out during this time and substitute with celery and more cucumber. It still tastes nice.

I shared this smoothie with OmNom Ally, Raw Foods Thursday and 5 Ingredient Mondays.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather @Gluten-Free Cat October 1, 2013 at 22:20

Perfecto! I love that your smoothies have such hydrating ingredients. I always forget about apples when making a smoothie. This sounds delicious!!!


Sandra October 2, 2013 at 14:03

Yes, yes, this is a particularly good one. Thank you :)
I still need to try the refreshing one you created with orange and courgette (amongst all the other delicious looking ones – wasn’t there one with cherry and cardamon?! I want!)


  Ally @ Om Nom Ally February 20, 2014 at 06:05

Yummy! That ingredients list makes me salivate a little, it sounds delicious :) I love that it’s naturally rich in protein from the almonds and nut butter.

Thanks for sharing this at the Weekend Wholefood Blender Party, hope you’ll join us again in the future!


Sandra February 20, 2014 at 15:58

Thanks Ally :)
I’ll definitely be back for more!!!


Ally @ Om Nom Ally February 20, 2014 at 06:32

Yum! So many delicious ingredients in this smoothie! I really love that it’s naturally rich in protein from the almonds and nut butter, what a great alternative to protein powder :)
Thanks for linking this to the Weekend Wholefood Blender Party and hope you’ll come back soon :)


Julia February 24, 2014 at 00:02

Could it be sweetened with stevia?


Sandra February 24, 2014 at 11:18

Sure you can sweeten it with stevia


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