Green Coconut Bowl Recipe

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Smoothie bowls are the perfect way to add fresh fruits, superfoods and proteins to everyday fare. Adding a smoothie bowl to morning routines guarantees a great start to the day and for lunch too. Smoothie bowls are thicker than regular smoothies – thick enough to eat with a spoon. My cookbook 200 Best Smoothie Bowls has 200 recipes that can be enjoyed anytime for a refreshing, filling and healthy meal or even a delicious dessert. To order a copy, click here.

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Here’s just a small sampling of the sumptuous smoothie bowl recipes:

    Breakfast Smoothie Bowls

  • Breakfast Harvest Bowl, Frosty French Toast, Breakfast Starter, Pear Pleaser, Sunrise Smoothie Bowl, Energy Buster, Peanut Butter Oat Bowl
    Green Creations

  • Clean Green Bowl, Blueberry Flaxseed Bowl, Strawberry Avocado Bowl, Green Zinger, Citrus Kale Bowl, Parsley Pear Bowl, Spinach Almond Bowl
    Kid-Friendly Smoothie Bowls

  • Almond Butter and Jelly Bowl, Berry Crunch, Nutella Banana Bowl, Peach Paradise, Mocha Smoothie Bowl, Grape Ape, Peanut Butter Cup
    Anytime Smoothie Bowls

  • Pistachio Vanilla Bowl, Pick-Me-Up Bowl, Watermelon Strawberry Bowl, Dreamsicle, Chocolate Cherry Bowl, Pumpkin Pie Bowl, Afternoon Delight

These thick, creamy and delicious smoothie bowls will undoubtedly become a welcome addition for any family. See recipe below for my  Green Coconut Bowl recipe pictured above.

Green Coconut Bowl

Prep: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

1⁄4 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or milk of your choice)

1⁄2  frozen banana, cut into pieces if necessary

1⁄3 cup frozen chopped mango

1 cup trimmed kale leaves

2 tbsp  unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut

Ice cubes (optional)

Suggested Toppings

Sliced banana

Blueberries

Raspberries

Unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut

Chia seeds

  1. In blender, combine coconut milk, banana, mango, kale and coconut. Secure lid and blend (from low to high if using a variable-speed blender) until smooth. If a thicker consistency is desired, add ice, one cube at a time, and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl and top with any of the suggested toppings, as desired.

Layered Berry Smoothie

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Layered smoothies take extra time, but they are so worth it! My family has been working out a ton this weekend (tennis tournament, hiking, swimming, running and golf) so we decided to make these Layered Berry Smoothie just in time for the Memorial Day holiday. The best way to make these, so the flavors don’t run into each other is to prepare each flavor at a time, and put each flavor in the freezer until ready to layer.

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These layered smoothies are so healthy with fresh strawberries, blueberries and bananas. They are also easy to prepare, taste fresh, are filling and are good for you. Feel free to use your favorite milk, and if you can’t have dairy, feel free to substitute coconut water.

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

I have been working with root vegetables for a big client recipe testing project this week, and I was so excited to make Curried Sweet Potato Soup recipe. This warm, healthy soup with sweet potatoes is ideal for the changing temperatures. It’s also super healthy and made with detoxifying ingredients such as cinnamon, curry powder, and even spinach. If you’re short on time, this easy soup can be whipped up with basic ingredients found in the pantry. Pair it with a salad for a wonderful weeknight meal. Thanks to Michele Periquet and Firouze Zeroual‘s for introducing me to this great recipe!

Coconut Almond Shrimp

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Gather your little kitchen helpers and make dinner for mom. Mother’s Day is right around the corner and for those looking to pamper mom start with a well-deserved home-cooked meal with this Coconut Almond Shrimp recipe served with a marmalade dipping sauce. This recipe is flourless and uses almond meal, coconut and sprinkle of Colman’s mustard instead of flour. You’ll love the crispy texture and fabulous flavors of this gluten free mom’s day option. Happy Friday and weekend!

Best Passover Granola

Passover Granola

Whether you like matzah or not; ever tried it or not, you will love this sweet snack. The Passover Granola is the perfect amount of crunch with an equally perfect amount of sweetness. My children love this recipe; it was gone in under two days! My daughter, Leigh, took some to school for a snack, and one of her friends, who had never tried matzah before, asked to try some. Her friend loved it so much that she texted my daughter begging for the recipe. Try it, you will love it!

 

Coconut Eggnog

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I hope everyone is having a great holiday season. I have been contemplating making homemade eggnog this year, so I thought of a new twist to the typical eggnog and made this Coconut Eggnog. It is a huge hit! I used Coconut Water from Coco Joy which is made with real coconuts with no added sugar or preservatives. This coconut water is full of minerals and nutrients such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and more. This Coconut Eggnog recipe is great with and without the rum, and my kids loved it without the rum! Happy Holidays!!

Essential Coconut Pancakes

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When I saw The Complete Coconut Cookbook was coming out this month, I was so excited. Besides the fact that it is also by my book publisher, Robert Rose, I have been a fan of coconut way before it’s popularity. If you’re looking for a great breakfast recipe, try these Essential Coconut Pancakes. Few things top homemade pancakes, and this coconut variation is a winner with kids and adults alike. You’ll stay satisfied for hours, too, thanks to the high protein content of the chickpea flour (10 grams in 1 cup compared to 8 grams in wheat flour) and the high fiber content of the coconut flour. They also taste amazing. If you’re like me and super busy on the weekdays, you can make these ahead of time and refrigerate them between sheets of waxed paper, tightly covered in plastic wrap, for up to 2 days or freeze, enclosed in a sealable plastic bag, for up to 1 month. Let thaw at room temperature or defrost in the microwave.

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This book is fabulous! You will enjoy 300 all-natural, easy-to-make coconut recipes by Camilla Saulsbury, a great cookbook author. She discusses the differences in coconut oils, uses of coconut, health benefits and so much more.

Tofu Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Tofu Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

It’s back to school season, and we are trying to be super healthy! Treat your kids, their friends, the class, and/or  the teachers to a new cookie recipe from House Foods Tofu. These Tofu Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are made by combining House Foods Organic or Premium Tofu Soft with old fashion oats and raisins. If you are not a fan of raisins, you can substitute coconut (just substitute equal amounts of coconut for the raisins). You can also add chocolate chips if you like (just stir in chocolate chips after the batter is combined). America’s leading tofu purveyor since 1983, House Foods Tofu is my favorite tofu choice. This recipe helps make the transition of back-to-school simpler and so much healthier. Enjoy these cookies for dessert, after school snacks or even for breakfast.

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Coconut Crusted French Toast

My summer has been amazing, and last week I was beyond lucky to be in the British Virgin Islands at Peter Island Resort & Spa. It was definitely a bucket list trip, and one of the most relaxing and incredible places I have ever been. The beauty, service, and food at Peter Island is indescribable. On my last day, I had to try their signature breakfast dish, Jean Kelley’s Coconut Crusted French Toast.  When I got home, I asked for the recipe, and I could not wait to share with y’all. Jean, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, has been with Peter Island Resort for over twenty years. Jean embodies the soul and passion of the true Peter Island service. Jean never forgets a guest regardless of how many years have passed between their visits. They say if  you leave Peter Island without trying one of Jean’s Coconut Crusted French Toast or cookies, you haven’t really experienced the island. Jean is also told by many repeat guests that she keeps them coming back year after year. Peter Island is fortunate to have employees like Jean who shows their dedication to delight every guest ever day, one at a time. I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe as much as I did, and put Peter Island on your travel list!

Cherry-Coconut and Kale Smoothie: Budget Friendly and Packed with Antioxidants

I am so honored and excited to announce my partnership with the National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association & Easyhomemeals.com. As a busy mom of three very active children, it is fabulous to be a part of the new food panel for Easy Home Meals. To kick off the new year, Cherry-Coconut and Kale Smoothie is healthy, filled with antioxidants and tastes great. We absolutely love kale smoothies for breakfast or afternoon snacks, and this new kale smoothie uses frozen cherries, Birds Eye frozen coconut and Dole frozen pineapple. I also love to use Yoplait frozen Greek yogurt in my smoothies to boost protein in my diet as well as the kids. Using frozen foods are a lifesaver. They are budget friendly, healthy and convenient. People often ask is frozen fruit as healthy as fresh? With shipping and storage, fresh fruit can sit around for as long as two weeks before it gets to your local supermarket. In contrast, frozen fruits are often picked and frozen at the peak of freshness. It’s great to use frozen fruits in smoothies because the fruits are already cold, and there won’t be a need to add any ice. I hope you’ll like this recipe as much as we do and stay tuned for more recipes this coming your with NFRA and Easy Home Meals.