Hello! It's good to be back writing to you after our summer break. We traveled to the Yucatan for some beach and jungle time, then on to the US. I'm now over jet lag and ready to jump back into routine. It's amazing what a full night's sleep, good food, some movement, and clean clothes can do for energy, mood, and motivation.
I wanted to share something simple and refreshing this week because I'm still very much in summer-cooking mode. Which I hope also suits you. Whether you're at home, a beach house, or somewhere in between, if you have a blender, a glass, and five minutes to spare, you're set!
This green juice is inspired by a ginger-spiked coconut water I had at a café in Madrid earlier this summer. Appropriately named Spicy Coconut, it was a simple blend of coconut water, ginger, and spinach. My at-home version comes with a few additions: cilantro for brightness and mango for a touch of sweetness and body. Ginger adds a warming kick that helps our body adapt to the summer heat. (Remember the last video?) Of course you can adjust the amount to taste. But the key to easy sipping is letting your blender run a while to ensure it breaks down all the fibers and becomes super smooth. If you do this, it drinks like a juice without the effort of juicing or straining. A perfectly hydrating afternoon pick-me-up.
Spicy Coconut Green Juice
Notes: The key to easy sipping is letting your blender run long enough to ensure it breaks down all the fibers and becomes super smooth. If you do this, it drinks like a juice without the effort of juicing or straining.
- 330 ml (1 1/2 cups) coconut water
- 25 gr (~ 2 small rounds) frozen spinach, or 1 large handful fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 medium mango, peeled and chopped (90 gr)
- 2 Tbsp. finely minced (or grated) ginger
- 2 packed Tbsp. chopped cilantro
- 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
- Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until completely smooth. Enjoy immediately