Monday, May 3, 2010
A Very Different Smoothie
This is the most interesting smoothie I made yesterday. The flavors worked very well together, and I would drink this just because it tastes good. It reminded us both of a mango lassie, which must have been due to the cardamom. Here is what I made:
Pineapple and Carrot Smoothie with Coconut Milk and Cardamom
2 cups pineapple, cut into chunks
13.5 ounce can of light coconut milk (I used the Native Forest Organic Brand)
1 large carrot cut into chunks
½ teaspoon ground cardamom, or to taste
Approximately 8 ice cubes (or what is required to get the thickness you like)
Place everything in your blender and process until it is smooth. Serve chilled.
Amount Per Serving
Calories - 240.4
Calories From Fat (47%) - 112.71
Total Fat - 11.29g
Saturated Fat - 9.59g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 48.21mg
Potassium - 135.59mg
Total Carbohydrates - 31.87g
Fiber - 3.12g
Sugar - 25.89g
Protein - 0.43g
I made this because I was looking for something different for Dan’s sore throat. However the flavor is really good and I would now make this just for the flavor. This version is on the thin side, for obvious reasons. But you can make it thicker with more ice or by increasing the solids or reducing the liquid.
Each serving of this smoothie contains approximately 6,750IU of vitamin A. The other values were reasonably low. I may try to play around with this idea to up the nutrition. But if you are looking for something that tastes good this is a winner.
I have not been posting things like normal since they are all variations on the smoothie theme. Until this morning I have been eating the almost the same things I was feeding Dan. This morning Dan wanted me to make myself something that I wanted. So I had a quick deconstructed sushi salad for breakfast (thank goodness for leftover sushi rice and dressing) and Dan had a smoothie. I am going to post the red wine marinated mushrooms I made on Friday later today.
Here is another picture of a busy little bee I took on Saturday. I hope you enjoy it. This will be the end of azalea pictures as I looked at them this morning and they are now past their peak and look a little sad.
I hope you all had a good weekend. I will talk to you later today.