“Wow! Such a unique and delicious combination of flavors. And, actually tastes a bit like my childhood favorite breakfast cereal.”~ Justine
Lucky Charmed, a popular NutriBullet smoothie recipe, is a breakfast cereal tribute smoothie with fantastic anti-inflammatory properties. Sweet banana, mango, peach, and strawberries, in a creamy coconut water base, with some spicy Ayurvedic ginger root and turmeric to help combat inflammation. Delicious tasting and just so, so good for your body!
Everything You Need
The NutriBullet Lucky Charmed smoothie ingredients are:
- coconut water
- coconut oil
- ginger root
- chia seeds
Bananas – Bananas are very healthy, readily available, and one of the least expensive fruits you can buy. They have relatively few calories, are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium, are full of potent antioxidants including flavonoids and animes, and are high in dietary fiber. Studies have shown that bananas can improve insulin sensitivity and may improve kidney health.
Mango – Mango, in some corners of the world, is known as the “King of Fruits” and delivers an impressive amount of potent nutrients and healthy plant compounds. They are extremely high in vitamin C and provide significant amounts of copper, folate, and vitamin B6. Mangoes are also known to boost your immune system, improve digestive health with their amylases enzymes, help prevent diabetes, and have even been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers.
Peaches – Peaches are a small fuzzy fruit that originated in China approximately 8,000 years ago. The are extremely rich in antioxidants, including carotenoids, caffeic acid, and polyphenols. Peaches have widely been studied for their ability to reduce the risk of several cancers, prevent tumor growth, and protect the skin from UV damage.
Spinach – Spinach has long been a major staple of healthy eating. It is loaded with important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A producing carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K1, calcium, folic acid, and iron. Studies have shown that the regular addition of spinach to one’s diet can help improve eye health, promote heart health, boost immune function, and make bones stronger.
Strawberries – Strawberries are a flavorful staple of many healthy smoothies and shakes. They are an excellent source of several important antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds including pelargonidin, ellagic acid, ellagitannins, and procyanidins. Strawberries are widely known to decrease the risk of heart disease, help regulate blood sugar, and reduce the risk of certain cancers.
Coconut Water – Coconut water has become an increasingly popular health drink as of late. It is low in calories, efficiently replenishes electrolytes, is an excellent source of potassium, and contains potent free radical fighting antioxidants. Also, coconut water has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in people suffering from diabetes, prevent kidney stone formation, and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Coconut Oil – Coconut oil, long considered a healthy alternative to traditional cooking oils, is gaining popularity as a health supplement. It is a particularly rich source of medium-chain triglycerides, a type of saturated fat, that have been found to increase caloric burn and promote weight loss. Coconut oil has also been linked to increased brain health and the reduction of symptoms caused by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Ginger – Ginger is a Southeast Asian flowering plant that is one of the healthiest spices on the planet. It contains the bioactive compound gingerol, which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Ginger is also used to treat many forms of nausea, including morning sickness and sea sickness, to relieve chronic indigestion, to reduce joint pain resulting from osteoarthritis, and to help fight infections.
Turmeric – Turmeric is a yellow Indian spice that has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Its primary bioactive ingredient is curcumin, that delivers powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Turmeric has been shown to increase the antioxidant capacity of your body by neutralizing free radicals and stimulating the protective action of other antioxidants.
Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are small in size, but big in nutritional value. They are absolutely loaded with antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and are rich in dietary fiber. In addition, the compounds in chia seeds have been shown to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals, assist with lowering blood pressure, and reduce inflammation.
A standard blender is all that is required to make these NutriBullet smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using the truly amazing personal NutriBullet Ultra as it is super-quick to set up and very easy to clean.
If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend the higher-end full-sized NutriBullet Smart Touch that can process larger loads more efficiently.
For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.
How To Make The Lucky Charmed Smoothie
The Nutribullet Lucky Charmed smoothie is very easy to make:
- Step 1: Place banana, mango, peaches, spinach, strawberries, coconut water, coconut oil, ginger root, turmeric, and chia seeds into a blender and secure the lid.
- Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
Recipe Tips And Substitutions
For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.
If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
Almond milk or coconut milk can be substituted for the coconut water and still keep this delicious smoothie dairy-free.
- Place banana, mango, peaches, spinach, strawberries, coconut water, coconut oil, ginger root, turmeric, and chia seeds into a NutriBullet blender and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
- For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.
- If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
- Almond milk or coconut milk can be substituted for the coconut water and still keep this delicious smoothie dairy-free.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 431mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 16gSugar: 38gProtein: 9g
Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions
Nutribullet blenders are designed for ease of use. With a compact design and simple mechanism, users typically just need to fill the blending cup with ingredients, twist on the blade attachment, and press or twist the cup onto the base to blend. Cleaning is also straightforward, as many parts are dishwasher safe.
Coconut water is lauded for its health benefits primarily due to its high electrolyte content, especially potassium, which is crucial for maintaining fluid balance and supporting heart health. It’s a natural hydration choice with a lower calorie count compared to many sweetened beverages. Coconut water also contains various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and has been linked to benefits like reduced blood pressure and improved exercise performance.
More NutriBullet Smoothie Recipes
→ If you liked this delicious Lucky Charmed smoothie, try more of our popular favorites on our NutriBullet Smoothie Recipes page.