Products from the coconut tree are abundant. The coconut fruit itself is quite popular, not only because it is a good alternative to water, but also comes with plenty of health benefits. Consuming coconuts regular can help prevent obesity, improve your heart health, and your overall wellbeing because of the high amount of fiber, and can also lower your glycemic index.
You don’t have to limit your coconut consumption to the fruit because you can make smoothies and juices out of it.
Whether you want to jumpstart your day or you want energy boost during a sluggish afternoon, these recipes will surely satisfy your need:
Coconut Green Juice
If you have a juicer, this green juice will help you get extra energy:
- Four ounces of coconut water
- Four to six cups of kale
- Two apples (Granny Smith variety)
- Ginger root
Combine the ingredients above in the juicer and add ice after juicing. This can give you at least 10 ounces of fresh green juice.
Fresh Coco-Pine Smoothie
Have a healthier digestive system and body with lower cholesterol levels with the following ingredients:
- ½ cup of coconut meat
- One cup of coconut water
- ½ cup of pineapple
- ½ banana
- ½ cup of ice
Combine, blend, and puree all the ingredients in your blender.
Freshly Sweet Smoothie
If you need extra protein with a little bit more nutrients in your snack, here’s a smoothie that is ideal for your requirements:
- ¼ cup of coconut milk
- Flesh from two mangoes
- One cup of Greek yogurt, nonfat and vanilla-flavored
- One cup of milk, low-fat
- One tablespoon of mint
Just combine the ingredients and enjoy this minty smoothie.
Delicious and Filling Smoothie
Snack on a healthy smoothie with antioxidants:
- One cup of strawberries, frozen
- One ripe banana, frozen and cut into chunks
- One cup of coconut milk
Combine ingredients and blend until smooth.
This is a dairy-free smoothie that also has no sugar. It is great for people who are trying to detoxify their system:
- Two cups of coconut milk
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- One and a half raspberries, frozen
Just like other smoothies, all you need to do is to combine all the ingredients in the blender and process until smooth. For this recipe, you don’t have to limit yourself to raspberries since you can also use other types of berries. You can also add two egg yolks that come from pastured chickens, which will add even more nutrients to the already healthy smoothie.