Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Exotic Vacation in a Glass" So Delicious Coconut Milk Smoothie

It's always hard to kick start a week that begins on a Tuesday. I decided that my mind and taste-buds would stay on vacation!

I used to resent the people who posted Vitamix recipes. I wanted to know who these people were with $300.00 blenders!

No, I didn't buy one. Cheryl wanted a new tv and I said she could get it if she bought me a Vitamix. I thought I won that argument right then and there. Instead we have a new fancy TV and a Vitamix!

You can do most of what I can do in a home blender, just not as thick or as smooth. If that's not worth the money to you, don't get one.

I do really love mine though, so if you can get someone else to buy it for you make sure you do!

Part 1: Make the So Delicious Milk Turn Green

  • 2 cups Unsweetened So Delicious
    (Vanilla works well too** - just make sure to taste before adding sweetener)
  • 5 cups assorted baby greens and/or lettuces, loosely packed
    (I used red cabbage, chard, pea shoots, kale, and lettuce)
  • 4 large sprigs parsley
  • 4 large sprigs fresh mint
    (I used lavender mint)
Add all of the above to a blender and blend until it is just a green liquid with no (or very few) chunks. after all, you don't want to clog up your smoothie straw!

Part 2: Make It Thick and Sweet

I use all frozen fruit to get an almost ice cream texture. I like it very thick, but I also use a Vita-mix. If you are using a regular blender use the smaller amount of pineapple and you may need to up the liquid amount too.

You can use only fresh fruit or a combination of frozen and fresh depending on what texture you prefer.

  • 1/2 to 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 heaping cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon orange flower water (food grade)
  • 1 teaspoon rose flower water (food grade)
** leave out sweeteners below if using vanilla So Delicious only add after tasting
  • 1/2 packet Trader Joe's stevia **
    (each brand is different - use a small amount and add a dash at a time)
  • 1/2 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon agave (optional)**
If using a Vitamix use the plunger to mash all of the fruit to the blades. Depending on your blender you may need to add extra liquid. Err on the side of caution if you have a more delicate blender. No one wins with a broken blender!

Part 3: The Transfer

Blueberries can be a dangerous thing in the morning. I've stained more than a few shirts doling these out before I leave to go to work.  Avoid that “oh crap” moment by wearing  an apron or stash a “smoothie shirt” in the kitchen to change in during  the transfer of smoothie from the blender into glasses. Trust me it’s really worth it!

Part 4: The Drive to Work

As you slip the smoothie into your cup holder there is no doubt you are getting your day off to a good start. It was worth the effort. Go ahead, enjoy feeling a little smug and self-satisfied for a minute or two. Your smoothie will never tell!


  1. Wow! That sounds sensational, Kathy, and we really can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for submitting the recipe in our 7 Days of Smoothies Facebook Contest! Good luck!

  2. That sounds wonderful! I usually put my greens in last and have a difficult time getting it to blend so I'm going to try it this way and see how it works!

  3. Hm... I never tried parsely in my smoothie. Theres an idea. I usually use coconut water as the liquid but I may try the milk. Thanks