I definitely needed something different. It’s not particularly radical given the ingredients at hand but what could be better than a taste of the tropics first thing in the morning? I must be getting in to this – I’ve done away with the recipe books & research & I’ve already started improvising…
- 75g Pineapple, frozen
- 75g Mango, frozen
- 75g Coconut flesh, frozen
- 2 handfuls of Spinach
- 360ml Coconut Water
- 1/2 Lime, peeled & frozen
A better process today, filling the goblet up with the frozen fruit then leaves & liquid.
It still took 2 attempts at blending though – will I ever get this right? I needed to increase the liquid to cut through the block of frozen ingredients, but that did lead to a much better consistency, even though the portion size was now too big. That said, even Alex wanted some & had a small glass
A definite coconut crunch – will that disappear if it is blended for longer?
I was surprised at the milkiness of the colour, I guess that’s with all of that coconut flesh. No real need to waste coconut water on this in the future if there are other options
Flavour wise, I was expecting more of a punch. Light citrusy fruits but not particularly distinctive. I’m left feeling this may have benefitted from just a pinch of salt?
Improvements for next time –
- Less coconut (maybe half as much?)
- 300ml liquid, but this doesn’t need to be coconut milk
- Increase the amount of Pineapple
- Use a whole Lime
- Add a pinch of sea salt
Again, I was suitably fulfilled for the morning, even though this wasn’t as bulky as the seed and oat-packed alternatives. Easy drinking, turned around in good time, still a bit too big, this has good potential to become a refreshing start to the day