Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Raw Divine Coconut Smoothie

I will cut to the chase.  This is how you make this divine drink!...


1 1/2 T. Artisana Raw Coconut Butter (this is a concentrate of coconut milk basically)
1 c. Spring Water
1/4 tsp. vanilla bean powder
1 tsp. raw honey
1/4-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 or 1 1/2 c. frozen bananas, depending on how thick you would like your drink.  (Non-frozen bananas could also be used for a room-temp. shake.)

Step 1-  In a high powered blender, blend the water with the coconut butter.  This creates a raw coconut milk for the base of the drink. 

Step 2- Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend to your desired thickness.  Particularly if you have a Vitamix, it is possible to make this a thick, ice-cream like drink with the help of the plunger tool. 

This drink is particularly good on a hot day.  And, it's a great substitute if you are transitioning away from fast food desserts of any kind.  Or, it can serve as a fantastic breakfast.  When I made this this morning, both my husband and my 12 month old baby loved it! 

Healing honey, top notch cinnamon, and Artisana coconut butter can all be purchased on-line from:

It's no secret that the coconut is a food/medicine of the highest order.  Glance over the following excerpt from the Coconut Research Center website to learn a little bit about this truly amazing food:

Coconut In Modern Medicine
Modern medical science is now confirming the use of coconut in treating many of the above conditions. Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or another, may provide a wide range of health benefits. Some of these are summarized below:

  1. Kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and other illnesses.
  2. Kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, and other diseases.
  3. Kills fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections.
  4. Expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites.
  5. Provides a nutritional source of quick energy.
  6. Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.
  7. Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
  8. Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
  9. Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body.
  10. Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis.
  11. Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes.
  12. Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
  13. Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.
  14. Helps protect against osteoporosis.
  15. Helps relieve symptoms associated with gallbladder disease.
  16. Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers.
  17. Improves digestion and bowel function.
  18. Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.
  19. Reduces inflammation.
  20. Supports tissue healing and repair.
  21. Supports and aids immune system function.
  22. Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers.
  23. Is heart healthy; improves cholesterol ratio reducing risk of heart disease.
  24. Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against heart disease.
  25. Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.
  26. Functions as a protective antioxidant.
  27. Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease.
  28. Does not deplete the body's antioxidant reserves like other oils do.
  29. Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.
  30. Helps relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.
  31. Relieves symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement).
  32. Reduces epileptic seizures.
  33. Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections.
  34. Dissolves kidney stones.
  35. Helps prevent liver disease.
  36. Is lower in calories than all other fats.
  37. Supports thyroid function.
  38. Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate.
  39. Is utilized by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats.
  40. Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems.
  41. Applied topically helps to form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward of infection.
  42. Reduces symptoms associated the psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
  43. Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin.
  44. Softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking.
  45. Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots.
  46. Promotes healthy looking hair and complexion.
  47. Provides protection from damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
  48. Helps control dandruff.
  49. Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperature like other vegetabl oils do.
  50. Has no harmful or discomforting side effects.
  51. Is completely non-toxic to humans.


  1. Excellent stuff from your side. It needs lot of research and you have done a great job actually.
    Hats off to you! :)
    Online Expert