Green Goddess Smoothie

This smoothie is a real treat. I encourage everyone to try it! For the green goddess smoothie you will need:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 1/4 cups rice milk
  2. 4 frozen papaya cubes
  3. 3 frozen coconut cubes
  4. 1/2 frozen banana
  5. 1 tsp. spirulina powder
  6. 2 tsp. lucuma powder

Directions:

Place all ingredients in blender and combine until smooth. Share with someone you love. Serves 1-2.

green goddess smoothie

green goddess smoothie

Vegan & Oil-Free Sunset Beach Muffins & a trip to the beach!

Pack your bags and head to the beach with these tropical treats. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water and your sunscreen! Here in Kohala, the sun is bright and unforgiving!

Mix Dry Ingredients:

  1. 3 cups flour (you choose your favorite!)
  2. 2 tsp. baking soda
  3. 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  4. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  5. 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  6. 1/2 cup raw sugar

sunset beach muffins

Mix Wet Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup pineapple juice
  2. 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  3. 1 cup papaya, mashed
  4. 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  5. 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  6. 1/4 tsp. orange zest

Combine all ingredients (and oil or line your muffin pan) & bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes (perhaps longer depending upon the size of your muffins.)

kohala coast

kohala coast

kohala coast

Coco-Papaya Tonic

coco-papaya tonic

This tonic is full of healing properties. Coconut water is a super-healthy electrolyte drink containing potassium, calcium and magnesium. According to the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, people with high blood pressure often suffer from low levels of potassium in their diet. Drinking coconut water regularly can significantly cut your risk of hypertension.

Blend the following ingredients:

  1. 1/2 frozen banana
  2. 1 cup frozen papaya chunks
  3. 1/2 cup coconut meat
  4. 1 cup coconut water

Serves: 1-2

coco-papaya tonic

Hawaiian Papaya Salad Kayaks

When buying papayas, look for fruits that have a yellowish rind with little or no spots or bruises.  Pair this recipe with just about anything…rice, quinoa, chips and salsa, a more traditional salad-or let it stand alone as a light meal. It’s essential to include a good percentage of raw foods into your diet and this is an excellent recipe with which to start.

Serves: 2-4.

Ingredients:

  1. 3 ripe papayas, divided
  2. 1 cup avocado, diced
  3. 1/3 cup raw macadamia nuts, chopped
  4. 1 tbsp. parsley, mint or cilantro, minced
  5. 3 tbsp. lime juice
  6. 2 tbsp. onion, chopped
  7. 1 cup arugula, romaine or any other salad green, chopped
  8. salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Halve 2 papayas and scoop out seeds. Set halves aside. Peel remaining papaya, then halve and scoop out seeds. Cut peeled papaya halves into 1/2-inch dice, and place in medium bowl. Add avocado chunks, macadamia nuts, parsley, lime juice, and onion to diced papayas in bowl, and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Fold in arugula. Fill papaya halves with salad, and serve immediately.