Coconut Water Smoothie

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Come Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn, this simple yet bountifully nutritional smoothie will have you reaching for your shades like your on a beach in Thailand. There has literally never been a time in my life when a fresh young coconut hasn’t been appropriate. Using fresh young coconut water, with the flesh scraped out and papaya processed to a creamy smoothness, this drink will have your electrolytes firing on all eight cylinders. For an extra enzyme-rich boost, leave about ½ tsp of papaya seeds in the mix and process them in with the other ingredients.

Papaya seeds contain high levels of proteolytic enzymes, which help to rid the body of parasites and normalize the digestive environment making it less susceptible to worms and parasites. The seeds are also hailed as a powerful liver detoxifier. So, all in all probably the best insurance policy when partying madly in a tropical environment (literally or imaginatively) where food hygiene can be somewhat questionable.

Hailed as the sweat of the Gods, fresh young coconut water is considered one of the best ways to restore ones electrolytes, with the same electrolytic balance as we have in our blood.

Research studies suggest that cytokinin’s (e.g., kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water are found to have significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic (anti-clot formation) effects.

So consider this easy-to-make smoothie the elixir of a youthful life. Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep eat your heart out (As in that fabulous movie, Death Becomes Her).

Young Coconut Smoothie

1 fresh young coconut/or 500 ml young coconut water

1 cup papaya

½ tsp papaya seeds

flesh scraped out from the young coconut/

or ⅓ cup coconut cream

Place all the ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth.

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