Today is Tasteful Tuesday! Plus it’s my birthday! Whoo hoo!
Pure Coconut Smoothie:
Here is a recipe for a creamy coconut milk smoothie using the young coconut meat and coconut water. It’s hydrating for your skin and body. Healthy fats, fiber, Vitamin B, Potassium, Calcium, Chloride and more!
What you will need:
Container or bottle to store the drink in the fridge
Metal spoon to dig out the coconut meat
Pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt (optional, to bring out more natural flavor)
1. Have your local store crack open the young coconut for you.
The young coconuts are sweeter in flavor, have a creamier texture and have less calories and fat content than the older round brown coconuts. Young coconuts are usually refrigerated and an off white color. When the coconuts are older they are seen in the grocery store as a round brown coconut and not usually refrigerated. Older coconuts still have coconut water but it’s not as sweet and the meat is hard and more dry. Still tastes great though!
2. Reserve the coconut water and pour it in the blender jar.
3. Scoop out the coconut meat and pick off any brown pieces (those are hard like pieces of wood and you don’t want to eat them).
4. Sometimes if there are little brown pieces everywhere on the meat I rinse it just to get it all off. Then place the coconut meat in the blender.
5. Add a pinch of salt. I like to add cinnamon for some extra flavor plus it’s high in antioxidants, is an anti-inflammatory, can help regulate blood sugar, and is a great natural sweetener. I add about 1 teaspoon or 1 fresh whole cinnamon stick if you have a Vitamix or Blendtec Blender. Other blenders can’t handle a whole cinnamon stick so if you don’t have a Vitamix or Blendtec I recommend using powdered cinnamon. Again, the cinnamon is optional. Try it without it first and see what you think of the taste.
6. Blend for 60 seconds in a Vitamix or Blendtec. Longer for other blenders: possibly 1.5 – 2 minutes or until it’s blended into a smooth consistency.
7. Take a sip and see what you think! It’s thick, creamy and flavorful. You can dilute it with regular water if you don’t like the consistency. I tend to add about 1/8-1/4 of a cup of water to it but depends on what I am in the mood for that day.
Hope you enjoy this amazing hydrating fresh coconut smoothie recipe!
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