Lime in the Coconut Drink

2 06 2010
This is another great refreshing summer drink using fresh coconut water. Refer to my recipe, Sunrise Shake, for further instructions on opening a Thai coconut. I also have a link to a You Tube video in my links section.

Water from 1 young coconut

Meat from 1 young coconut

1 banana, preferably frozen

½ lime, juiced

1-inch piece of fresh vanilla

2 oranges, juiced

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You may strain this for a smoother texture or drink it as it is.


Sunrise Shake

2 06 2010
In the summertime, we love to make lots of healthy smoothies. My 15-year old son has mastered the art of cracking open a fresh coconut. One word of warning: don’t use a really good knife because it may get chipped a bit. I use a cleaver style knife. You can find some videos on youtube for how to open a fresh coconut. I like this video. She does a great job explaining about the young coconut.
This shake has a great tropical taste and is super healthy for you.  Coconut water and coconut meat are used in a lot of raw cooking so it is worth taking the time to master that art of coconut opening.

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Chunky Monkey Smoothie

8 02 2010
This is my boys all-time favorite smoothie. I make it for everyone who comes over and as long as you like the combo of peanut butter and banana, you will love it. The green smoothie mix is available from Simplexity (please see my links and my post about Simplexity and how to order their products.)

2 bananas, frozen

1/4 cup raw cacao powder

2 tbsp peanut butter

1/4 cup Super Sun Smoothie (see post on Simplexity Health products)

1 – 2 cups almond milk

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust the amount of almond milk to make desired consistency.

Green Goddess Smoothie

12 01 2010
This is one of our favorite smoothies inspired by our one and only raw food restaurant here in Denver. Phillip, my husband likes this most mornings for breakfast.

1 banana

Handful of fresh spinach, washed

1 – 2 cups of nut milk (raw almond milk is great.)

1 date, soaked

1 tbsp of your favorite green powder (I use Synergy and blue manna in this)

Ice cubes

Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. You can adjust the amount of nut milk to your desired consistency.

(Optional ingredients: raw cacao, nut butter, avocado, ground flax, chia seeds, camu camu)