Coconut strawberry cardamom smoothie
This smoothie is bliss. It is comforting, refreshing and nourishing all at once. I often find green smoothies or juices a bit hard to handle in the morning. I crave something milky. I first made this drink one summer in California, and I think I must have had it for breakfast every day for the following two weeks. The coconut and almonds mean it’s packed with protein and good fats.
I love the depth the cardamom brings but, if you are not a fan, a pinch of ground cinnamon will work well too.
MAKES 1 LARGE BREAKFAST GLASS OR 2 SMALLER ONES
4 tablespoons desiccated coconut
a handful of strawberries or frozen berries
150ml drinking coconut milk or almond milk
a small handful of almonds
the seeds from 1 cardamom pod
1 teaspoon light agave syrup or runny honey
Put all the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth and frothy. Pour into a tall glass and drink while pretending to be on a beach.