Spicy Glow Smoothie

This savoury and spicy vegetable smoothie leaves you feeling radiant from the inside out.  There are numerous health benefits associated with cayenne pepper, including increasing metabolism.   

In this recipe, saturated fats contained in coconut milk provide the majority of the energy, as well as supplying a range of minerals.  The avocado provides monounsaturated fat along with vitamin B5, folate, vitamin E, copper and potassium.  

The other veggies provide heaps of filling bulk and a wide cross-section of nutrients and flavour profile while the aminos provide a unique umami flavour to mix up your smoothie game.  


One serve provides 413 calories, 6 g protein, 37 g fat, 12 g net carbs and P:E = 0.1.


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  



  • 3/4 cup raw coconut water (or filtered water)
  • 1 cup (50g) chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, skin on and chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 medium lime, peeled and halved
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups (190g) ice cubes

Optional Boosters:

  • 1 teaspoon diced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon liquid aminos


  • Throw everything into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. 
  • Add salt to taste. 

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