Thai Zinger Smoothie

 

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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……

 

wat mahathat bangkok

 

Koh Ngai [Explored]

This smoothie is inspired by one of the next places I hope to visit.

 

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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.

 

Thai Zinger Smoothie
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Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Place everything into high powered blender and process until smooth
  2. Enjoy and dream about warmer places……

 

Some images from our travels:

 

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India

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Food Market in India

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Nicaragua

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Chichen Itza

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Guatemala

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Panama

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Spain

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That’s how I like to roll…. in Playa del Carmen

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Nosara, Costa Rica…with a baby bump

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Bocas del Toro

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Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Little One's first trip to Mexico

Little One’s first trip to Mexico

 

This is the canned coconut milk that I use (no harmful additives):

 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Fresh ginger is one of my favorite additions to smoothies and juices. Isn’t it wonderful how flavors can take us to far away places? Fingers crossed that another travel adventure is coming for you soon! Thanks for sharing this at Raw Foods Thursdays!

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