#lonelybfast #greensmoothie Kick A** Curry Smoothie *****

January 19th, 2013

Yay for the weekend! Have a little bit of extra time, and with what I have left in the fridge, I decided to make an awesome curry smoothie.

The hubs is home today studying hard for the GMAT, so I’m doubling my recipe to make us both one.

Unfortunately I have only one cup left of the flax milk, and only a little bit of cows milk. So I’m thinking hard, and realize that I really prefer to make this with the coconut milk beverage if I could.

And the proverbial lightbulb comes on over my head: I have a can of light coconut milk in the pantry. I looked at the label, and it’s 50 cal per 1/3 cup. That’s about how much is in one cup of coconut milk beverage. So I decided to make my own coconut milk beverage with one can of light coconut milk and two cans of water.

It looked a little thinner than what you can buy in the stores, but it tasted slightly more coconutty, which I liked. Particularly when you’re making a curry smoothie.

I also have a whole lot of tumeric root. I saw it at whole foods and thought I’d try it. I don’t really know exactly what to do with it, but I’ve blended up a piece with a few smoothies. It’s really bitter, and it definitely stains your hands orange, but tumeric is really good for you, and it’s suspected to decrease the rates of several cancers.

Here’s today’s Curry Smoothie (for two):

1 frozen banana
1 cup flax milk
1 cup coconut milk beverage (or diluted coconut milk from the can)
4 cups kale
1 1/3 cups frozen mango chunks
2 inch piece tumeric root
1/2teaspoon rosewater
1 teaspoon white/unroasted curry powder
2 tablespoons shredded coconut flakes
Six pods of cardamom ground

This was pretty awesome! At first the rosewater was overpowering, then I added the curry, and then the curry was overpowering the rosewater. So I adjusted the recipe above to cut back a little on the curry powder. Hopefully you’ll taste more of the rosewater that way.

Now for my coffee…


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