Coconut Bowl Bliss

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Banana-cinnamon-açaí smoothie topped with chocolate granola, chocolate covered almonds, mangos, blackberries, strawberries and freshly shredded coconut with a nutmeg-honey-tahini drizzle.

Hull out a coconut and cut the brown husk off the back of the coconut meat. Throw the white meat in a blender and chop until fine. Set aside an add to the bowl once your smoothie is finished.

Smoothie Ingredients:
1 frozen banana
1 frozen packet Sambazon açaí
1/2 cup oj
1 tsp cinnamon
*Blend in a blender until smooth

Tahini Drizzle Ingredients:
1 tbsp smooth tahini
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp nutmeg
*stir until smooth and liquified – you may need to add water to reach a “drizzle consistency”

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Cuban Style Spicy Rice, Plátanos Madras and Chili Lime Tilapia

Cuban style plátanos madras – sweet fried plantains sprinkled with coconut sugar and cinnamon, spicy garlic rice with onions, tomatoes, peas and cilantro + crispy bites of chili, lime tilapia.

Plátanos Madras Recipe
1 plantain (sliced into long ovals)
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
*sprinkle plantain slices with coconut sugar and cinnamon. Place on a hot skillet seasoned with sunflower oil (or any tasteless veggie oil). Fry until golden.

Tilapia Recipe
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp paprika
1 lime (juice)
1 cup panko crumbs
*mix honey, paprika and lime juice together in a small dish. Dip tilapia in the mixture and then dredge through panko crumbs. Place on a seasoned skillet and cook until the the crumbs are golden and the fish is white and flaky.

Cuban Spicy Rice
1 cup white rice
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup onions (chopped)
1/2 cup red bell pepper (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (pressed)
2 tomatoes (diced)
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup cilantro (minced)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt

*Partially cook rice in chicken broth and set aside. In a hot oiled skillet, cook onions, bell peppers and garlic until slightly caramelized. Add partially cooked rice, peas, cilantro, paprika and salt.  Cover with lid. Simmer on low until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
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Coconut Bowl Bliss

coconut bowl
Retreated to the backyard for a little coconut bowl action before heading back to work. Take me away little coconut bowl…the beach would be nice or how about the BVI’s again. Yes. That would be dreamy.

1/2 cup pitaya (dragon fruit)
1 frozen banana
*Blend until smooth

Top with shredded coconut, kiwi, passion fruit and a scoop of vegan Coconut Bliss Ice Cream, fresh fluffy bee pollen and cacao nibs.