Saturday, June 16, 2012

smoothie saturday: coconut-blueberry ambrosia smoothie

I've always been intrigued by Ancient Greek mythology. There is something so fascinating about the different gods and goddesses and how they have been represented for thousands of years in art, literature, drama, and music.

Ambrosia was considered the food of the gods in Ancient greek mythology and was thought to bring immortality. Closely related to nectar and elixirs, which were the drinks of the gods, ambrosia was considered an incredible form of sustenance as a healing and cleansing elixir, liquid, and medicine.

Now, we might not live in Ancient Greece, but we can certainly adapt this idea of ambrosia when it comes to smoothies. What better way to drink like the gods and goddesses than with an infused immortal elixir made with an incredible assortment of superfood ingredients.

This Coconut-Blueberry Ambrosia Smoothie uses fresh frozen bananas, fresh blueberries, Thai coconut meat and lucuma to crcertainly eate a vibrant blend of intoxicating smoothie goodness.

Coconut-Blueberry Ambrosia Smoothie
Serves 2

2 frozen bananas
1 cup fresh blueberries
the meat of one Thai baby coconut
1 1/2 cup water
1 tbsp lucuma
1 tsp vanilla extract
10 drops vanilla stevia
goji berries, to taste
bee pollen, to taste

Blend first seven ingredients in a high speed blender until well-combined and smooth. Serve smoothie in a tall glass and top with goji berries and bee pollen. Sip as if it was the nectar of Ancient Greece and enjoy the rapture.

A superfood version of the drink of the gods that is best when shared;
I can drink to that.

18 comments: said...

sounds so delicious and refreshing! drink of the gods...well shucks, maybe i should give it a try! haha thanks for sharing!

Jesse said...

This was a delicious smoothie! I can't wait to try and replicate it again :) Great post Mar!

barefoot_and_frolicking said...

@glutenfree - we are all worth the nectar of the gods. Enjoy :)

@Jesse - I can't wait to replicate it again too. One of the best smoothies I've ever had. Thank you for helping to create this amazing superfood elixir! :)

RawGuru said...

Ambrosia indeed. This combines some of my all time favorite ingredients, coconut, blueberries, lucuma and vanilla. I'm in love! Thanks for the recipe Marlie!

barefoot_and_frolicking said...

@RawGuru - thank you! I look forward to seeing it shared on your site as well! :)

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svg said...

i started drinking smoothies a week ago. My skin improved after 2 days! Everyone should drink them, I feel like a have more energie than ever.

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Courtney Pool said...

This smoothie looks incredible! And the purple and yellow is so pretty!

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barefoot_and_frolicking said...

thank you so much everyone! :)

Courtney said...

This is SO my kind of smoothie!

barefoot_and_frolicking said...

@Courtney - yessss,mine too :) Glad you like it!

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Blend first seven ingredients in a high speed blender until well-combined and smooth.

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This is SO my kind of smoothie!

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