Cucumber Kiwi Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 500mL coconut milk
  • 3″ of cucumber
  • 1/3 banana
  • 1 Kiwi
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • 1 Handful of Spinach (Optional)

Instructions

  • Scoop out the kiwi
  • Peel the banana
  • Blend it!

Delicious & Healthy Coconut Milk

I’m lactose intolerant and I haven’t had a glass of real milk in years. I’m comfortable saying I don’t miss the taste but o how I miss the texture. That creamy texture, you know, the 2%+ texture. Since making the switch I’ve used almond milk, hemp milk, soy milk (this has since been removed from my diet) and lactose free milk (also removed). Almond milk and hemp milk are decent substitutes, I like the flavouring of both and from a health stand point they’re awesome, but they just don’t have that 2% texture. Enter coconut milk.

If done correctly, homemade coconut milk has that thick and creamy texture that I’ve been missing. There are a couple of ways to make coconut milk; buy a fresh coconut or buy frozen coconut meat. If you buy a raw coconut it’s a bit of a process. The next time I make homemade coconut milk I’ll make sure I do up a post on it.

The Final Sip

Needless to say, now that I’ve stockpiled homemade coconut milk I’m going a little overboard – every smoothie is a coconut base smoothie. This kiwi cucumber green smoothie is light and airy. I added some banana to make the consistency a little thicker, avoid adding too much or else you’ll end up with a banana cucumber smoothie- bananas can sometimes be too dominate of a flavour.