Monday, June 30, 2008

Coconut Melon Milkshake

My favorite way to start the day is with a BIG glass of this Coconut Melon Milkshake! Melon is easily digested first thing in the morning, Coconut water mimics our own blood plasma & is a natural isotonic beverage. These two together will give you tons of energy. Enjoy!

Makes about 24oz
3 C Ripe Melon (cantaloupe or honeydew)
1 C Coconut water
1 Vanilla Bean (optional)

1. Place 3 cups (loosely packed) melon in a blender

2. Add coconut water to 1 cup line
3. Add Vanilla Bean
4. Blend on hi-speed till consitency is smooth
5. Pour into big drinking glass & place in freezer for 10-15 min. This hardens the foam on top and allows the flavors to mix properly


All of my ingredient measurements use the American system.

C = Cup
tsp. = teaspoon
Tbl. = Tablespoon

Here is a handy website for converting cups, teaspoons and everything else into grams.


My favorite thing Sunday morning is a heaping plate of pancakes! I've been playing around with a few different recipes & felt that this has been the best one yet.
I've found that the slower you cook these the better they are. Feel free to top them off with ice-cream, fruit, nuts or whatever you like. Enjoy!

Makes 4 Large Pancakes:
1/4 C Brown Rice Flour
1/4 C Millet Flour
1/4 C Buckwheat Flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbl. "RAW" Honey
1/2 C water or milk (any kind will work, but I prefer rice milk)
*1 egg or substitute
1 banana
1/2 apple (peeled & chopped)

cashews or nut of choice

1. Mix the above ingredients (minus the fruit)
2. Place mixture + fruit in a blender & blend till consistency is a little chunky
3. Heat 1 Tablespoon coconut oil in a pan
4. Pour Pancake mix into pan, put the pan on low (simmer) & flip accordingly.

*I prefer using real Egg in this recipe rather than a substitute. I find that it binds the ingredients together, gives the cakes a good fluff & is flavorful.