As much as I love a full spread in the morning. these tasty smoothies are a perfect “light” breakfast, and actually quite healthful and easy to make.
I’ve fallen in love with coconut manna, which is pretty much just whole mature coconut meat that is dehydrated and then pureed into a “butter”. You get the healthy oil, fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals – everything that you would when you eat coconut. It’s creamy and a little sweet, and can be spread on toast if it’s warmed up a bit. The natural coconut oils make it harden up when it’s colder, but it’s still melt-in-your-mouth yummy! It looks to be about 6 or 7 bucks, the same as almond butter would cost. I recommend you pick up a jar and try it. You can discover many uses for it, or just eat straight from the jar. Anyway, here’s my little recipe:
- 3 tablespoons coconut manna
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1 cup nonfat yogurt (plain, vanilla, or strawberry all work depending to your tastes)
- 2 to 3 overripe bananas
mix in a food processor or blender until creamy. Serves 2. Enjoy a healthy, energized morning!