Sunday, April 14, 2013

Banana Lime Coconut Smoothie

This is one of my favorite smoothy recipes. I love all the ingredients in it. It is easy to make. It's  nutritious. And the taste is simply divine! I make it for breakfast, but you can make it any time during the day.

I added raw, organic, free-range egg for an extra nutritional value, but if you have chosen a vegan lifestyle you may want to add a scoop of raw, vegan protein powder instead.

  • 2-3 ripe bananas 
  • 2-3 limes
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • few drops of liquid stevia
  • 1 organic raw egg 
  • pinch pink Himalaya salt

  • Peel bananas and break them into manageable chunks. Throw into blender.
  • Squeeze the juice out of limes and pour it into blender.
  • Add coconut water and stevia. Blend until smooth.
  • Add coconut milk and a pinch of salt. Blend for a few more seconds.
  • Break the raw egg and add yolk and egg white (or a scoop of raw protein) into blender and blend again for a few seconds. Your smoothie should have a light, velvety texture.
  • Serve right away in tall glasses and enjoy in good company!

I started eating raw eggs when I was a child. My father used to make a deliciously nutritious raw egg treat for me and my sister. He would break the egg blend the yolk with lemon juice and sugar or honey. He would "beat" the egg white and add the white foam into the yolk. He would mix the whole thing very gently and taste it if it was sweet enough. We loved it and had him made it for us as often as possible. Back then no one was afraid of eating eggs, raw or cooked. Eggs were free range and organic. Anything else was considered inferior and people would refuse to buy it. 

Today an egg seems to be a scary thing. And no wonder. With all the food scandals, unethical chicken farming, and the omnipresent fear of cholesterol, eggs lost their appeal to many health conscious people. And very few people choose to eat their eggs raw. This is quite unfortunate because raw eggs have amazing health benefits.

To learn more please read the article about Health Benefits of Raw Eggs by John Claydon D. Hom.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique


Dominique Allmon ©2013
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