Wednesday, May 8, 2013

BBC Two - Blackberry Banana Coconut

Another BBC Smoothie!  How many more will there be?  Only time will tell.  This smoothie boasts high fiber, high protein (10 grams per serving) and loads of anti-oxidants.  It also contains, (gasp!) fat from coconut.  There are plenty of people out there who poo-poo coconut for being high in saturated fat, I say hooey.  If you're eating a plant-based diet you're eating zero cholesterol and very little saturated fat.  You can afford to have some coconut oil in your diet, and while I don't recommend eating coconut oil by the spoonful like they do in this video, I would recommend watching that video to see what it says about coconut oil and brain function.  There's also some pretty compelling information here: Reasons You Should be Using Coconut Oil, and Brenden Brazier (vegan athlete extraordinaire) regularly promotes the use of coconut oil to maximize athletic performance.  (There's a pretty interesting interview here, at No Meat Athlete.)  I love the taste of coconut and work a bit of it into my diet at least a few times a week.

INGREDIENTS - serves two

one and a half frozen bananas
1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
1.5 cups cold water
1.5 cups ice
2 tsp maca powder (optional)

  • Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

1 comment:

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