coconut water, green tea, whole fruit smoothie recipe

Smoothie #breakfast #done

This might be a great start to your Super Bowl Sunday. With all the overindulgence this day may bring, a good start might be in order. If not a today then Monday this is a sure bet. Because no matter which team you are rooting for, this is a no win day when it comes to your waistline and/or your heart. After this you can confidently say, bring on the HOT WINGS!

Smoothies are more about creativity and what you have in your fruit bowl than they are about “recipes”. And this is more about my new love than just how to make an awesome smoothie. This is an awesome smoothie, but what makes it so, in my opinion, is the coconut water.  No, not coconut milk, coconut water. It is all the craze right now.  It is the new/old energy drink.  Coconut water has been around since people have been able to crack the coconut.

If you have ever been to the tropics and had someone pop a straw into a coconut, that is the stuff.  It is full of electrolytes and minerals and is great for keeping you hydrated.  Here it is the perfect liquid for a smoothie.  I usually have orange juice in the fridge, but I really dislike OJ as a mixer, it is overpowering.  I love carrot juice, which tastes nothing like carrots, but it is difficult to find and can be quite expensive.  I find that coconut water is the key to my smoothie making lasting more than a day or two.
Soon to be smoothie #breakfast

The other cool ingredient that I have added here is Matcha Green Tea powder.  The Japanese use this special tea in ceremonies where it is whisked into the water to create a deep green, frothy cup of tea.  It is a very fine powder that is chock-a-block full of antioxidants.  You can see a small tin of it in the middle of the picture above.

I find it silly to write a recipe, rather this is the ingredients that I used. Feel free to try my concoction or make your own to suit your tastes or your fruit bowl.

: coconut water, green tea, whole fruit smoothie recipe
  • 1 whole apple, cored and chopped, but NOT peeled
  • 1 whole banana, peeled
  • 1 whole cara cara orange, peeled and quartered
  • 1 leaf of kale, stem removed and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground matcha tea powder
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 3 ice cubes
  1. Place all ingredients in the blender and blitz away. Blitz until you have a smooth consistency. Taste and adjust by adding honey for more sweetness or lemon juice for tartness.
  2. serves 1-2

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

 

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Sophie February 6, 2012 at 7:32 am

A great & tasty wonderful good-for-you smoothy! :)

Lovely to hear from you again! I missed your tasty recipes & friendship a lot! ;)

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Jessica April 3, 2013 at 9:42 am

Hello to you:)
I finally got to check out your website and I am in awe of your talent! I love everything about passion4eating:) I would love to learn how to create these beautiful, healthy dishes. Wishing I would have spent more time with you ( Im very shy) . Dan and I miss you all and always talk about how lucky we were to have the Fischer Family as neighbors!

Jess Bodey

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Kristen April 23, 2013 at 11:58 am

Thank you Jess! How sweet of you. We miss your family, the neighborhood is not the same without you all!

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Amy Jo April 30, 2013 at 8:19 am

Wow! This is my kinda drink!

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