Here is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get lots of nutrition into your body. You can pack a ton of nutrients into one glass if you integrate the right ingredients. I began making smoothies when I was nursing my daughter. She was nursing ALL the time and I intuitively felt that she wasn’t getting the proper nutrition. She was never satisfied no matter how long she nursed. I consulted a nutritionist who introduced me to super boosted smoothies; protein powder, nut butters, almond milk, fruits and veggies. It was awesome!
Problem solved! That little girl of mine was not as hungry after I added those smoothies to my diet! This tired Mama finally got a nursing break!
This chocolate smoothie is so filling and satiating because it is made with Young Thai Coconut meat. This is something that we stock up on regularly. I buy them at Sprouts or Whole Foods. I consider coconuts a super-food; coconut water is full of electrolytes, coconut meat is full of good fat for our brain, protein and B-vitamins. Coconut meat also has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. When someone in my home is sick, we open up a coconut, drink the water and eat the meat. It helps the body fight infections!
But why wait till you are sick to enjoy this deliciousness? Remember folks, its all about prevention!
Now that you know the immune boosting benefits of eating coconuts, you can enjoy this Chocolate Coconut Smoothie without guilt! If you have never tried a young Thai coconut, you are in for a treat!
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Chocolate Coconut Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut meat (from 2 young Thai coconuts)
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 Tablespoon raw cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus more for sprinkling on smoothies
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla stevia (I use Sweetleaf)
- 4 ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to blender.
- Blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour into 2 glasses and sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy!