To start your day, or for a lift in your day, a refreshing coconut beverage is a quick and cleansing detox. Plus, with the addition of kefir—the most probiotic-rich food on the planet—you’ll also be supporting a healthy gut.
- Mix it up a bit and substitute pineapple or mango for banana.
- Coconut water is alkaline, so it helps eliminate toxins from your digestive tract.
2 cups (500 mL) coconut water
1 cup (250 mL) plain kefir
1 very ripe pear, cored and diced
1 small banana, peeled and sliced
3 ice cubes, or more if desired
1/2 cup (125 mL) peeled, grated raw beetroot
1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fennel bulb
1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped mint leaves
2 Tbsp (30 mL) flax oil
Thumb-sized piece gingerroot, peeled and minced
2 Tbsp (30 mL) lime juice
Mint, lime slices, and toasted coconut, for garnish
Place all ingredients, except garnishes, in high-speed blender. Whirl on high until smooth and velvety. Divide among glasses. Garnish and serve.
If a high-speed blender is not available, whirl in conventional blender or food processor and strain into serving glasses through cheesecloth or a nut milk bag.
Each serving contains: 356 calories; 8 g protein; 19 g total fat (5 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 45 g total carbohydrates (28 g sugars, 8 g fibre); 335 mg sodium