Saturday, April 30, 2011

DF/SF Recipes ~ Coconut Mango Smoothie

We so love those smoothies with lots of yogurt and fruit and even a little soy protein powder thrown in for that added boost.  We will eat smoothies for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack… heck, we have even had them for dessert.  But the Soy Free/Dairy Free me wasn’t making them anymore and the little ones started to revolt. 

I had to get REALLY creative here though.  Because I couldn’t replace the milk and yogurt with soy, and I wasn’t sure what would taste good or just make the smoothie grainy.  I have tried rice protein and rice milk before and it just does not have that same smooth texture that we all know and love.  It took some doing, but I finally got a great consistency. 

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1 can coconut milk

2 bananas

2 cups mango chunks (frozen)

2 Tbs maple syrup

1 1/2 cups almond milk

*Put in a blender and blend until smooth.*

YUM!!

Now I realize that none (and I mean none) of these things grown within 800 miles of my Pacific NW home.  Sigh… but I can’t win them all.  And man, it’s good!

3 comments:

Sommer Clark said...

oh thank you for that yummy sounding recipe! i like to be more dairy free when i can (except for goat's milk products really) and soy free too- so this sounds like a great recipe!!! thanks for sharing =)

Kimberly said...

But my dear, you CAN have yogurt! Here is a coconut one. http://www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com/products/product.php?p=so_delicious_yogurt_cm_plain

My little girls tolerate it (meaning you should be fine with it, since they're allergic to all you are plus, like, everything else). AND, super-duper bonus, folks around the blogosphere are using it to make coconut yogurt of their own at a much cheaper cost!

Here's a lady who makes it in a crockpot: http://funkyfoodallergies.blogspot.com/2011/03/coconut-milk-yogurt-in-crockpot.html

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Kim that sounds fantastic! And yummy. I actually really like coconut so some of these recipes will stay on the menu even after this phase passes (as I hope it will).

Love Val