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Coconut Green Drink with Pineapple + Mint

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I’m in Denver right now.

I’m writing this as my nephew naps. Catching up on all the last minute work stuffs I have on my plate, handing in freelance assignments, and checking off the essential to-dos on my never-ending {even when I’m on vacation} list. After that happens, I can have a proper break. I haven’t left St. Louis since Italy. I’ve been all work, almost no play. And this little break out west feels right.

Life here is slow and sweet.

Just as I remember it. I plan to cook for my family. Snuggle my nephew up. See some friends who I’ve missed dearly. Drink a lot of coffee. See my favorite band at my favorite venue. Breathe in that fresh mountain air. Virtually detox as much as possible. And hit up as many high-vibe, eat and drink places as I can. Because the Midwest does not exactly boost an impressive number of these.

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Living in the Midwest, I feel like I’m on a endless quest to consume a daily green drink. I can always make something at home, this I know. But having an abundance of options to grab and go, like when I lived in Philly and Denver, that kept things interesting. To stay out of a green drink slump, I’ve been experimenting with textures and flavors and consistencies. Right now I’m really enjoying a green drink that has the components of a smoothie, but the texture of a juice. Also it must be poured over ice, that’s crucial for the experience.

Green drinks should be equal parts nourishing and delicious and exciting {is exciting a stretch?}. This coconut-y green drink tastes like healthy-ish, tropical-ish mojito. I dig them, a lot. They’d be great with some rum or vodka or gin too, like just in case you were wondering. They’re infused with Silk’s Toasted Coconut + Cashew Nutchello. Making them just the right amount of creamy and sweet. Thanks for supporting the brands that make it possible to bring you free, quality content each week. For updates, discounts, offers and more sign-up for Silk’s newsletter here.

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Coconut Green Drink with Pineapple + Mint
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This is a hybrid juice/smoothie recipe. It's a great snack or small meal, mixer for booze. Really, it's up to you to make it yours. If you cannot find or do not want to use Nutchello in the recipe, full-fat coconut milk will work too.
Makes: 1 - 2
  • ½ cup Silk's Toasted Coconut + Cashew Nutchello {see notes}
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 1 cup kale, torn into pieces
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups pineapple, diced
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • pinch himalayan sea salt
  • ice
  1. Put all of the ingredients, except for the ice, into a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Serve over ice and with a sprig of mint.

This post is sponsored by Silk; all opinions are my own.

6 Responses to "Coconut Green Drink with Pineapple + Mint"

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    May 26, 2016 at 11:37 AM

    This looks awesome, and I’m not even a big fan of the pineapple, but I am definitely making this drink!

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      June 26, 2016 at 7:51 AM

      I hope you loved it Marly!

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    Jayme | holly & flora

    June 5, 2016 at 6:58 AM

    I want this with some rum! That’s such a good call. It was SO good to see you, when you were out in Denver. Those two hours brightened up my day. Steve and I ended up going to see M83, even though all I wanted to do was sleep. The rain went around us, like CO weather kind of does, and we were home by 11:15. So, I got my early night fix, too. HUGS!!

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      June 14, 2016 at 10:25 PM

      Seeing you made my week. Can’t wait to see you in July, xx!

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    Kate Minor

    June 10, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    Oh my gosh, this looks delicious. My brother and sister-in-law live in Denver and when I visited them I was thrilled with the great smoothie and juices places everywhere! I live in Minneapolis and we have a few, but not as many. I usually just make my own. I’ll have to try this one! :)

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      June 26, 2016 at 7:52 AM

      I was just in MSP Kate, and found a great little juice bar in St. Paul. Your city is just lovely, xx!

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