If you are in search of a taste of the tropics – look no further than this little glass of Heaven. I wanted to call it “Taste of Hawaii” but thought that was a tad corny. But I have let the cat out the bag now, so I suppose I may as well commit! Anyway, just throw everything in the blender and puree until smooth and creamy. I tried this with fresh and frozen mangoes and they both worked “s’blendedly”. I have put the agave nectar and coconut essence as optional extras. You can also substitute vanilla extract. But this smoothie tastes fantastic without the flavor enhancers. But I was in a decadent, celebratory mood and wanted to heighten the nutty flavor and sweetness. Either way – blend up this simple concoction – it is pure bliss.
2 cups fresh or frozen mango sliced
1 cup orange cubed (about 1/2 large orange)
2 frozen bananas
2 cups coconut water
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 Tbsp agave nectar (optional)
1/2 tsp coconut essence (optional) can use vanilla extract
a pinch of Celtic sea salt
Throw everything in the blender and puree until smooth and creamy. YUM!