Sunday, January 22, 2012
Coconut Smoothie Recipe
Forgot to put this in the post earlier...
The kids were really getting hungry just before lunch, and I knew it would take me awhile to pull lunch altogether, so I made them a quick smoothie (about 5 oz each) and they loved it. I'm excited about that. It's the first thing they've really been excited about eating. So below is the recipe. Try it out!
4 frozen strawberries.
3 small pieces frozen mango
1/2 cup coconut milk
Splash of vanilla (Organic vanilla is an amazing thing, people!)
3 oz water
Place all these things in a blender and blend until smooth.
Then add one egg.
Add one tablespoon coconut oil.
Blend again. Serve with a crazy straw.
*** update: the coconut oil has a tendency to lump up in the blender. So I suggest melting the oil first, and then pour it into the blender while *it is running*. ***
I did not have any, because I'm trying to avoid fruit, but I don't think it's that much sugar at all. It worked out to be one strawberry and 3/4 piece of mango (about 1/2 square inch) for each girl. The rest was fat and protein.
I didn't think of it at the time, but I should have added some cinnamon since cinnamon is a natural appetite suppressant. Not sure if it would have complimented the fruit flavors, but it's worth a try for the next time, I think.
So, if you try it, let me know how you like it! If you have a variation of it, let me know that too!