Groovy Green Smoothie Challenge – This week: Coconut!
Just to recap, last week I asked you to come up with a Green Smoothie recipe with Coconut. Candida diet friendly non the less.
In other words, without sugar, dairy or tropical fruit.
Not an easy task. Hence I was super thrilled when one of my readers allowed me to share her wonderful green smoothie recipe below:
It tastes like key lime pie. Refreshing and nourishing. But it’s also filling.
It wouldn’t be hard to have one of these as a meal replacement once a day. You can easily add some ground buckwheat or flax to get a better full feeling.
Featured Reader Recipe:
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup plain non pasteurized yogurt
- 3 sticks celery
- 1 whole cucumber
- 1 whole lime
- 1 granny smith apple (take out the seeds)
- Handful of spinach
- Pinch of Kale
- optional: ¼ cup buckwheat or flax
- Juice all.
- Blend into it ¼ cup coconut milk and ¼ cup plain non pasteurized yogurt.
- Then add the buckwheat or flax.
I had never thought of adding buckwheat – I think that’s a marvelous idea.
Apart from making it more filling it also adds a lovely nutty flavour to the drink.
And we’ve got another great Green Smoothie submission: Sandi shared a very berry smoothie recipe with us, which I have yet to try — Sounds lovely!
Thanks so much for participating both 🙂
NOTE FOR CANDIDA SUFFERERS:
Please leave out the Agave Nectar in this smoothie, and during stage 2 and 3 also the apple because of the fruit sugar — instead try adding a couple of drops of Vanilla stevia. You might need to add a little more of the veggies and coconut milk to make up for the bulk and juice of the apple). Scroll down the page to find a green smoothie that is more suited for the beginning stages of the Candida diet.
And it’s never too late to share your own coconut smoothie with us! Get involved 🙂
Create a coconutty Green Smoothie! Include Coconut milk, cream, desiccated coconut, fresh coconut or coconut water…
Endless lush options for you to create a creamy, ueber-delicious and also filling smoothie until next week!
Having been a total Newbie to Green Smoothies only a few weeks ago, I have been creating quite a few groovy green concoctions now, and I must say, I actually quite enjoy the experimenting 🙂
Here’s my latest Green Smoothie with Coconut Milk: The Cucumber Cooler
Very simple to make, yet refreshing and creamy!
- 1/3 can of coconut milk (with solids)
- dash of unsweetened almond milk
- half an organic cucumber
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- 2 heaped tsp desiccated coconut
- Chop the cucumber into slices or cubes.
- Fill the blender with all the ingredients including the cucumber, and blend until everything is smooth and creamy.
I don’t mind the light cucumber flavor, but if you don’t like it, just replace it with a celery stalk. Strangely enough that’s less noticeable.
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