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Beyond the slew of avocado toasties that bait us on Instagram, the colorfully arranged smoothie is even more of a studied art form. In fact, the chilled drink craze is something that is sweeping through Lagos. Done by some of the greatest chefs, these lines of delicious frozen smoothies are a delight- and a healthy delight at that. They contain a range of organic ingredients that you won’t find in your average bodega smoothie.

DRAGON JUICE 
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Ingredients: 

1 Dragon Fruit, peeled or a 3.5 oz. pack of frozen dragon fruit puree

1 Kiwi, peeled

½ cup Frozen Mango

2 drops Ginseng or Gingko Extract

½ Lime

1 cup Coconut Water

2-3 Ice Cubes

Directions:

In a blender, add in the dragon fruit, kiwi, mango, and ginseng or gingko extract. Squeeze in juice of ½ lime. Pour in coconut water and 2-3 ice cubes and blend. Add more coconut water if needed.

PINEAPPLE MINT HYDRATOR 

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Ingredients: 

1/4 cup Mint Leaves

1 cup Frozen Pineapple

¼ cup Cucumber

1/2 tsp. Chia Seeds

½ Lime

1 cup Coconut Water

2-3 Ice Cubes

Directions:

In a blender, add in the basil, pineapple, cucumber, and chia. Squeeze in juice of ½ lime. Pour in coconut water and 2-3 ice cubes and blend! Add more coconut water if needed.

CHAI CHARGER

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Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. Chai Tea

1 cup Coconut Milk

1 cup Frozen Spinach

½ cup Frozen Pear

½ cup Red Apple

2 Pitted Dates

⅛ tsp. Reishi Powder

** Optional: Maple Syrup

Directions:

Heat coconut milk and steep chai tea for five minutes. Strain tea leaves from milk. When milk is cool, pour into a blender with remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth, and add more coconut milk if needed. [Add a dash of maple syrup if you need some extra sweetness.]

BLACK  MAGIC

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Ingredients:

1 cup Frozen Blackberry

½ cup Frozen Blueberry

½ cup Spinach

1 tsp. Hemp Seed

⅛ tsp. Activated Charcoal or Shilajit

½ Lemon

1 cup Coconut water

Directions:

In a blender, add in the blackberry, blueberry, spinach, hemp seed, and activated charcoal or shilajit. Squeeze in juice of ½ lemon. Pour in coconut water and blend! Add more coconut water if needed.

 

Written by Tokyo James

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