Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Coconut Experiments & Smoothie Fail

Lately the kids and I have been drinking lots of smoothies. It's really a win win all over, especially since I add carrots AND spinach! The kids love the idea of drinking from a straw and they love that is sweet and fruity...but what they don't know is that it is packed full of vitamins. Yay, me!

I've also been on a bit of a coconut streak and since coconuts were on sale for .77 last week, we grabbed a few to experiment with. Lets just say the experiment started with trying to open it. Thank god for Google, lol!

Grayson was pretty into it, until he took a little sip of the water in the coconut. He's not a fan...but props to him for trying it! 

Once we got it opened and carved out I was a bit stumped as to what to do with it...so I decided to invent a Coconut Smoothie!

Here is what I used...

roughly 2 cups of spinach
1 cup of frozen blueberries
3/4 cup of coconut yogurt
1/4 cup of chopped up raw coconut
2 bananas
1/4 cup of milk

Now don't try it. LOL. It was kinda chunky. The kids gulped it down, but I did not. The taste was fine but I couldn't get past the texture. Maybe next time I will skip the raw coconut, or maybe try it grated and not in chunks? that sounds like a lot of work...

Have you tried using a real coconut before? What did you do with it?

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alicia said...

I'm not sure why, but I've always had some hang up with the texture of coconut. Weird, eh?

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

love the boys with the shake! I have a weird texture thing too so I prolly wont try this! lol