It’s been a super busy summer filled with detoxifying, healing Gracious Living smoothie and juicing workshops! It’s not over yet!
Did some work in my lab this afternoon (the kitchen) and enjoyed my newest creation while working at my “office”. The fertile soil of Nicaragua creates a true paradise for the production of delicious fruits (Learn more here).
Gracious Living Pittaya Coconut Creme Smoothie
*1/2 pitaya (Nicaraguan dragonfruit)
*1/2 calala (Nicaraguan passionfruit)
*1/2 frozen banana (frozen bananas make your smoothies creamier)
* Small handful green lettuce, spinach, or kale
* 1/2 avocado
* Juice of one fresh lime
* 1tbsp chia seeds
* Fresh ginger to taste
* Raw, wild, local honey to taste
* Dash of cinnamon
* Splash of real vanilla
* Water & ice, ice baby
* Top with fresh, grated coconut
It’s soooo amazing, quite possibly my BEST smoothie recipe evahhhh! Filled with lots of enzymes to ensure optimal metabolism and energy…read more about the numerous benefits of fresh, live foods here!
So I am all about using fresh AND local ingredients…using whatever is available and abundant in the countries I am in and making delicious concoctions out of them (this is the premise of my upcoming recipe book). I realize not everyone can pick their coconuts & bananas right from the tree like me (don’t hate the player!) So here are some substitutions that will go down equally as tasty!
*Instead of dragonfruit try kiwi or raspberries.
*Instead of passionfruit try pineapple or peaches.
*Try romaine lettuce instead of arugula….. or even better throw in kale, swiss chard, spinach or a spoon of chorella powder.
*Use fresh lemon instead of lime
*Instead of raw honey use maple syrup instead
Sip away on some local, blended fruits near you….
You are what you eat. You are what you think. ~Gracious Living Lifestyle XO