I don’t think I have ever mentioned the fact that I suffer from a bad case of wanderlust. I grew up traveling with my folks, and the love of seeing new places and meeting new faces stuck with me. I have traveled quite a bit in my life and have tried to expose my kids to as much culture as I can. And I frequently find myself dreaming of the next place I want to go. Luckily, my sweetie, Alexei, has the bug too…. the travel bug, I mean……
This morning I was dreaming of warm, sunny beaches. I prefer to travel to places with warm climates and access to the beach. One place I have never been is Thailand. I am envisioning amazing food and warm weather. Smiling people and beautiful buddhas. I can see it now……
This smoothie is inspired by one of the next places I hope to visit.
I use homemade coconut milk for this smoothie recipe. It’s delicious and easy to make. If you use canned, I recommend using natural coconut milk made without carrageenan (a known carcinogen) gums, additives or preservatives.
- 1 banana, fresh or frozen
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 cup mango or pineapple chunks (or both) , frozen
- 1 cup homemade coconut milk (canned would work too)
- 1 TBS coconut oil
- 1 – 1½ inch piece of fresh ginger (depending on how much zing you want), peeled
- 4 ice cubes
- Place everything into high powered blender and process until smooth
- Enjoy and dream about warmer places……
Some images from our travels:
This is the canned coconut milk that I use (no harmful additives):
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