Fruity, coconutty smoothie

Fruity ginger coconut smoothie

ccoconut smoothieSpring is coming around and I intended to start it off with a fresh, detox smoothie, but ended out doing something entirely different and happily so! This is the most delicious, decadent smoothie ever! It is spiked with coconut cream, ginger and fruits you may have on hand. I used apple and banana to keep it in the same earthy brown tone.

It is made with coconut milk and with a dash of coconut cream making it very coconutty. Adding honey and ginger gives it a soothing effect to comfort any sore throat.

coconut apple smoothieIngredients

  • 1 red delicious apple
  • a small piece of ginger
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp coconut cream.

Blend everything except coconut cream until smooth. Add a dollop of whipped coconut cream and enjoy! Add less honey if the apple is very sweet. If you add more ginger it would taste a bit medicinal. A hint of ginger will go a long way.

Coconut cream

To get whipped cream, put a can of coconut milk in the refrigerator. When it has chilled,  scoop up the top layer of cream. Add 2 tbsp granulated sugar and beat with an electric beater until it gets the consistency of whipped cream. This cream can be used in other desserts too when you need a non dairy cream.

coconut creme

I was about to hit “post” on this when the fire alarm in my house went off. It was a false alarm thankfully, but it didn’t stop me from frantically checking the stove and sniffing around for flames. I did not even turn on the stove for this breakfast smoothie. The sound of the smoke-detector was deafening, and fanning the ceiling around it did not help at all. It works when there is a real smoke or food burning. It continued protesting in long wails. I couldn’t even reach the damned detector up on the ceiling, even with the step stool. Standing on a high stool, I tried in vain to poke the red blinking lights on it with the handle of a ladle.

Then I rushed outside to get some help from my neighbour who is always helpful but unfortunately they were not at home. By this time, I was drowned in high decibel sound and it was ringing in my ears. My eardrum was about to explode. I used ear plugs to continue without a breakdown. I called my husband and he gave some directions to silence it but it didn’t work either.

Eventually, I turned off the main electric connection for it and sat without power for a little while. But that silence was honey to my ears! A moment of realization occurred, how something we ignore can turn out to be so annoying and ruin a day! My husband warned there could be some deadly carbon monoxide leak so I just left home and went shopping. The fire alarm was set right when he returned in the evening. The cause of the whole episode was a disconnected wire.

cc sHave yourself a quiet, day!

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I'm obsessed with coconuts!
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10 Responses to Fruity, coconutty smoothie

  1. Malar says:

    Huh, that was a bad day I guess….I once had a similar issue with false alarm, but our apartment caretaker helped us 🙂 Guess you are living in EST, isn’t it? Loved this smoothie with ginger…I ll try it soon!!!

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  2. After moving to Us she stayed in hotel for initial few days and had false alarm. I got panic and called my husband.after reading ur post remembers it.

    Never tried a smoothie with coconut milk,ginger adds a kick I guess

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    • coconutcraze says:

      Our alarm is very sensitive. It sounds even when the grease on baking tray smokes. I have to turn on all exhaust fans. That’s the main reason I do not fry frequently. Regarding this smoothie, add ginger according to your taste. Less is more here!

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  3. Sounds like a refreshing smoothie. Better it be a false alarm even though it ruined part of your day than a real fire!

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  4. Nice combination of tastes. I am yet to grow to like a smoothy. For some reason, I associate any fruit juice or milkshake with being sick. The only exceptions are Sugar Cane Juice and Coconut Water.

    The only time I had to react to a fire alarm was at 2 AM in Mid December in Norway in 2012. It was no fun standing in one’s PJs in 1 feet snow and -20C.

    I had the presence of mind to wear my shoes and coat but many of my fellow guests at the hotel did not. 😦

    45 mins of pure freezing cold. I can’t call it hell because that should be boiling hot na? 😛

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    • coconutcraze says:

      I switched to smoothies just because I am lazy to chew the fruits. smoothies are good if the right combination is used and they look appealing.
      It is interesting to know many of you had this kind of incidents. This is my first time in 9 years! It is one of a kind experience and I still shudder thinking about it. Luckily, it was a pleasant day yesterday with 8 deg F and I enjoyed going out. Thank you, Aruna for sharing your amusing experience.

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  5. Padma says:

    Looks like I have missed a lot in your space!!…This is totally my type..loved the addition of ginger:)

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  6. coconutcraze says:

    No problem…I too take a break from all blogging activities at time! 🙂
    It was new to me that a hint of ginger can give a slight kick to this smoothie.

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