Video Recipe: Pink Coconut Green Smoothie (Banana-Less)

Serves 2 large or 4 cups
Total recipe has about 570* cals, therefore:
– 1/2 recipe has about 185 cals;
– 1/4 recipe has about 145 cals.

* Different calculators give different results, hence these are estimates.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Coconut Water**
  • 1/4 cup raw Cashews (not roasted)
  • 2–4 large Dates, pitted
  • 1 large Carrot, or 2-3 small, well washed, cut in chunks, (peeled if necessary)
  • 1/3 of a medium raw Beet, peeled
  • 12 large Strawberries (10 oz. bag), or equivalent amount of frozen blueberries

Blend until smooth and enjoy.
** For added nutrients: “ferment” it overnight on the counter with water kefir grains, strain it, and put new coconut water in for tomorrow.

Using fermented products can greatly improve gut health and boost the immune system.

 

As an alternative, if you do not have coconut water then soak some unsweetened, shredded coconut in a little of the water for some coconut flavor. This will increase the calories, but coconut is so good for you that unless you are having it by the ton – ok, slight exaggeration – it should not affect your weight loss, and may in fact help.
Remember that by varying the fruit, veg and nuts you will reap the benefits of the differing nutrients each provides. Some examples:

  • switch the strawberries for blueberries
  • switch, or add, some spinach or beet greens which are extremely healthy
  • change the cashews for almonds

… you get the idea.

 

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