“Chique” Recipe: Thai Smoothie

For months, I would visit my favorite health food store in Hyde Park for a post yoga treat, a delicious Thai Smoothie.  After a while, I decided that I could certainly make this myself. My mother always said “If you change just one ingredient, you can call it your own!”.  So I did just that, I watched carefully the next time they made my smoothie so I could recreate the mouthwatering flavor at home. Each one of the ingredients individually are delightful but there is something about all the flavors together that make this smoothie even more delectable. I love pineapple, ginger, cinnamon, banana and coconut, so imagine all them in one drink.  It reminds me of being in the tropics on a beach. Heaven in a glass and oh so “Chique”.

Thai Smoothie Recipe

1 Banana
2 cups pineapple, cubed
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
1 chunk fresh ginger
1 to 2 cups ice
1 cup water
1 tablespoon flax oil
2 tablespoons Soy Lecithin

Add all ingredients into a blender or pitcher, if you plan to use an immersion blender. Blend on high until smooth.  I usually cut off a small chunk of unpeeled ginger from a big root, but you can modify depending on your preference. You can also adjust the measurements of ice and water depending on how thick you want it. You could also use coconut juice instead of coconut oil and then cut back on the water. I was attempting to make this dairy free but you could add a small amount of Greek yogurt to make it a bit smoother in texture. I started adding flax oil and soy lecithin as suggested by a friend to up the nutritious value!  Again, with smoothies the recipes are experimental so try it this way and then make it your own way the next time. Would love for you to share thoughts and suggestions as we are always looking for new juice recipes!

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