This morning, I woke up with a completely free day. What a rarity! I was able to design my perfect day and it was going to commence with a pineapple, coconut and cilantro smoothie. This is simply frozen pineapple blended with coconut milk, cilantro and a vanilla raw vegan protein powder such as Beautifuel (created by Dana James).
Previously, I would have used So Delicious Coconut Milk as the base but they have reformulated it, adding extra stevia, and making it unpalatable. Instead, I made my own coconut milk.
This was my first attempt and it was even more incredible than I thought. What’s more, it is so simple – coconut chunks, water, dates, blend and strain.
The homemade coconut milk is great as a smoothie basis and wonderful with nutmeg and a cinnamon stick for a late evening treat.Photo Credit: Dana James