Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Coconut and Fig Smoothie

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Coconut Fig Prep
Now that everyone is back to their routine, I'm still attempting to find mine.  It's taking me longer than I thought to get a solid schedule together for my newly found free time.  I have decided to resume writing for among other things.  And my brain is crowded with recipes that are itching to come out.  I don't know about you, but I get so restless until I put things on paper and organize my thoughts and prioritize my to-do list(s).  I think at this point it's looking more like a plural!
Fresh Figs
Fig and Raspberries
Last week, I had a few days where I forgot to eat and by the time the kids were fed, bathed and sleeping, I realized that I hadn't eaten yet.  So this week, I'm fixing things by keeping at hand some seasonal fruits (prickly pears, dates, plums and apples) and my son's favorite drink: smoothies.
I made a delicious coconut and fig smoothie this morning for our breakfast.  I used some fresh Thai coconut meat and water with some figs and mint from the garden and a few others ingredients for a nutrient-packed breakfast on the go.  Happy (almost) Fall everyone! I can't wait for the leaves to turn.
Coconut Fig Smoothie

Coconut and Fig Smoothie

2 cups coconut water
3 oz coconut meat
3 oz figs, any variety
2 oz raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 plum, quartered with skin
1 oz baby spinach,  fresh or frozen
1 oz cashews, raw
1/2 tsp pomegranate seed powder
5 mint leaves, fresh
1 tbsp honey or agave (optional based on sweetness of fruit used)

Place all ingredients in a heavy duty blender (I use a Vitamix) and blend until liquified.  Enjoy cold.


  1. very refreshing and full of flavor! I must say this combo is new to me but I would not turn it down! Love the coconut shell!

  2. I love figs and never used them in smoothies..definitely will try!

  3. i love your recipes but I don't know some of the ingredients

  4. Hi Anonymous, which ingredients are you not sure about?


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