Friday, October 5, 2012

Coconut Dream

I'm really into anything with coconut, so I thought I'd do a quick post about two of my latest coconut-infused obsessions...
This is one of my favorite green smoothies. I borrowed the recipe from Erewhon's tonic bar: 
1 cup coconut milk (or almond milk)
2 handfuls of spinach
1 ripe banana
1/4 cup coconut meat 
2 medjool dates 
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp ground chia seeds
Another snack that is super easy to make are these cocoa coconut bites. They taste exactly like Almond Joy. Trust me- when I say they are super easy to whip up, I mean they are super easy to whip up.
I dunk them in almond milk and it makes me feel like a kid again. 
x

75 comments:

Carla said...

Delish!

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Lindsay Ann said...

mmmm, I too have a big love for anything coconut! I will have to give this smoothie a try this wknd!!

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JanM ♥ said...

The shake looks insanely yummy!

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thrillofthechaise.com said...

I am obsessed with this. I love anything with coconut! Thanks for sharing these treats :)

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LovelyLeila said...

yummy!!

Bri Wang said...

Mmm, that smoothie looks so good!

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Dianna said...

wow, sounds interesting!

what dia like said...

look delicious

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Lifetoastylized said...

Wonderfully !!

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zuuRich said...

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Luba Dimitrova said...

it must be delicious !! I have to try it right now !

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Lucy said...

That looks delicious! x

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Y said...

oh I love almond joys!
My family has a coconut tree in the backyard and I love freezing them for an icy treat.
I gotta try these new recipes :)

xoxoxox

Michelleesque said...

Oh my gosh, I am in love with all things coconut, too! I gotta try this recipe out!

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Sabrina said...

Oh these coconut bites look fabulous! I'm so gonna make these tomorrow!

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Liz Lauren said...

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kcomekarolina said...

yummy!



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dipitblack said...

Ooh, that really looks tasty!
But I prefer the coco-snacks!

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Izabel said...

I love coconut! I will definitely try these recipes :)

I must say I really like your quick "food posts".
Could you please share some of your favorite cooking blogs/websites? I would be grateful. I'm really into healthy lifestyle, including food and cooking :)

Laura said...

I'm so into green smoothies at the moment :-D No really. It makes me feel so much better, because I don't have the time to cook good things and so on... So I HAVE To try your recipe.

elle s'appelle pauline said...

Omg yummy!

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Théa Unknown said...

Mmh, looks delicious!



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Sarah B said...

Try Liquid Juice Bar on Melrose! My favorite smoothie stop in LA. I love the Mental Miracle with whey protein. So good.

Katya said...

looks yummy

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

Karla, I love that you are sharing healthy recipes and other aspects of your personality and passions. This sounds soooo good! Must try.

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Lace and Chiffon - בלוג אופנה said...

The smoothie looks great!
But i don't like spinach :(

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Kier Mellour said...

going to make a smoothie.... now.

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Valeria Alvarez said...

That seems all really yummy!!

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Roseanne said...

yaay!I really love it when you share non-fashion related stuff.I like when you switch stuff up a bit.lol

Pili's style said...

mmm...looks yummy!
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Cho said...

Sweet!
The coconut drink looks awesome (ingredients are sweet)
And the little coconut bites!!

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Jessica W said...

This is so relevant. I just bought like 6 cans of coconut milk. YUM

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Shannon said...

I love anything with coconut, too. A lot of my friends hate it! I'll definitely have to try that green smoothie especially...trying to get on a health kick here.

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Georgie Ormrod said...

Looking forward to trying this. Never been a fan of dates, but I do think that mixed with something else I would really enjoy them. Never thought to stick em in a shake before. Thanks

DaFashionFreak said...

This looks delicious!

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Maggie Adofo said...

The drink looks deliciously healthy! =]


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Fashiable said...

Mmm I'm getting hungry and thirsty!

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Evi said...

Going to try them out! ;)

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Deborah D said...

Mmmm Delish!

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Robyn May said...

Coconut is my favorite!! I cook everything in coconut oil, love the water, the meat, everything!! Cannot wait to try both recipes!!!

Xo
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Nena said...

Yummmyyy i love coocnut!

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Gorgeous shots! xx

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milana2078 said...

Very tasty!






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Laureen said...

Need to try this ! It looks delicious !

Joanne Christina said...

I wish I had it in me to drink things like this.

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CherryCandyKiss said...

I tried the green smothie today. It's super yummy! But I think the coconut milk I used was to creamy, next time maybe I'll mix it with regular milk or banana juice! <3

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A Little Slice Of said...

These look really tasty as well as healthy. Its nice to see some recipes and what you eat as you always look healthy - great shape, clear skin, glossy hair etc. Keep it coming x

Winnie said...

the coco coconut bites look so yummy! :)

Carly said...

I'm obsessed with coconut anything too - thanks for sharing these recipes! They sound so delicious. Gonna try them out asap! X

Alexa said...

fabulous and so healthy ! love the combination of dates with coconut and spinach!
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Mira said...

That looks so delicious :D
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H, said...

This looks delicious and I don't even like coconuts :). http://impressthepress.blogspot.com

Face 2 Face makeup said...

I am hungry now!
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novella - 9lla.it said...

Yummyyyyyyyy :)

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JULES said...

mmmmm! looks yummmy !
gotta try this for my party!

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kelli said...

Do you ever use coconut oil? I keep a jar in my bathroom for deep conditioning, cleaning my face, moisturizing, & rubbing into my cuticles, + a jar in the kitchen to add to smoothies, cereals, & salads. It's the best!

Minna said...

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CamMi Pham said...

You make me feel so hungry look good
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing these things as well! Love it!
I made the smoothie but without coconut (didnt have) and it was sooo good! Wow. And healthy!
Flchr;)

Carmen said...

Wow, sounds really yummy!
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Nikki Sia said...

Someone's tummy is getting jealous! My taste buds are tingling! xx

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Fern Jelleyman said...

yum. and filling to.

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Anonymous said...

Karla...

Is eating a vegan diet how you've been losing weight? I'm curious to how you seem to be dropping major pounds. Could you share with us your fitness & diet routine?

I prefer you with a little more meat on your bones but as long as you feel great then that's all that matters. You make fashion look awesome.

You are a true inspiration and a reminder to live life unapolegetically!!!

Jenny said...

They both look so yummy! x

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Jessica said...

That's why you are such a beauty - you eat healthy! Great, keep it up. I should pull our my blender and follow your lead.

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