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The new Vitamix container arrived within two days (they knew we were hard core Vitamix users and put the container in the mail the day we ordered it to replace the broken one). So, what was the first thing we made in our shiny new container (after washing it, of course)? A DELICIOUS coconut smoothie!

Water and flesh of one young coconut, three bananas, two pitted dates.

Add six Tablespoons hemp protein powder, two vanilla beans, 1/4 cup raw almonds.

Place all ingredients into high-power blender, blend until smooth. Enjoy!

It's a delicious smoothie that we've been making variations of since I first went raw years ago. It's extremely filling and delicious. Let us know if you make it and what you think!

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On April 6, 2009, Karina wrote:

Oooh...that sounds amazing...and I've been trying to think of things to do with a canister of raw Nutiva hemp protein powder I've got. Alone, it tastes (to use Steve Martin's description in "LA Story") like shag carpeting (lol), so this sounds like an excellent way to sneak it in.

The only question is, since you write about raw food, does a Vitamix part count as a tax deduction ... ;)

On April 6, 2009, Renelle wrote:

Hi there every-one!

I am so hooked on the plain coconut water and flesh smoothie, that I don't dare add anything lest I spoil it :-).

It just seems inconceivable that anything could make it taste better than it already does. In fact anytime I feel like a glass of wine I easily overcome the craving for wine by making myself a delicious coconut smoothie.

About the sprouted flax crackers I said I'd look into ..... well I haven't actually made them yet, but I did find out how to sprout flax, and then I guess you can just use sprouted instead of unsprouted flax in any cracker recipe.

Since flax falls into a small category of seeds that gets all gooey when you soak the seed, you should never soak it as the hull swells and gets gooey. Instead use soil to sprout or a disposable 'baby blanket' which you moisten and lay the seeds on. tells you how.

On April 7, 2009, WendiDee wrote:

Hi there, Renelle!

I know exactly what you are saying when you don't want to mix anything with the precious coconut! I was like that for many months when I first went raw--I was crazy in love with young coconuts and loved them plain, too. Our daughter, KDcat, prefers them plain, too.

Sometimes I want something a bit more substantial, however, so I mix in all kinds of ingredients and blend it all up for a filling meal. ;-)

That makes sense about growing the flax in soil rather than water. Good luck with it if you ever try---I'll stick with packaged stuff that someone already sprouted and dried for me. LOL

We don't allow many links in the comment area, but I let this one go through without heading to the SPAM folder.

Lots of love to you,


On April 7, 2009, Joanna_Steven wrote:

Wendi! This is delicious!
I also never blend by young coconuts with anything, and while I love hemp, I don't like the protein too much, but I don't know why, I felt like trying this. I'm glad I did!
I had to modify it a tad: 1 young coconut + 2 dates + 3 T hemp protein + 1 T macadamia nut butter. Yummy! I'm drinking it as I type ;) Hemp and coconut are so complementary, I would have never guessed.

On April 7, 2009, purejeevanblog wrote:


I love the variation you've made to the recipe! It sounds delicious. I don't normally add as much
protein powder, but lately my daughter has been asking for more of it. The addition of the
macadamia butter sounds wonderful!

I'm glad you tried it and enjoyed it!

Lots of love to you,


On May 2, 2009, Kandy wrote:

Wendi: How many people does this serve? I am still working out how I can adapt these recipes for one person. This sounds absolutely wonderful and would love to try it. Thanks for all you do.

On May 11, 2009, WendiDee wrote:

Kandy, it depends on how hungry someone is. We've been known to have this serve only one person, but also up to three people. ;-)

I hope you enjoy it!

Lots of love to you,