#SmoothieNumbers 21: Fig and Coconut Milk

#SmoothieNumbers 21: Fig and Coconut Milk

#SmoothieNumbers are quick recipes sans the story for making refreshing drinks in a blender. No expensive juicer is needed, and greens are for salads.  Continue reading #SmoothieNumbers 21: Fig and Coconut Milk

Knockout Peanut Butter Smoothie Sweepstakes: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and Coconut Smoothie

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and Coconut Smoothie

“I think we make a real sharp couple of coconuts—I’m dumb, you’re shy, whaddaya think, huh?” – Rocky

Round 3: Hang in there! This week’s smoothie is for the lovers. Did you get a chance to vote for the White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hibiscus Smoothie in week one and for last week’s Maple Peanut Butter and Earl Grey Tea Smoothie? Here’s a third chance to win two tickets to see Rocky on Broadway and a year’s supply of Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter (50 jars). Visit Knockout Peanut Butter Smoothie Sweepstakes to vote and get the recipe for your favorite peanut butter smoothie, such as my Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and Coconut Smoothie.

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Spice Up Your African Diaspora Culinary Knowledge

Hot Spiced Coconut Chocolate Milk

February is a joyous month honoring leadership, celebrating love and praising our culture. Starting the month of festivities is African Heritage & Health week. A week long celebration encouraging African-Americans to return to their roots and rediscover cooking techniques and ingredients their ancestors ate before the age of processed food.

In 2011, Oldways, an organization dedicated to teaching nutrition and good food via culture and heritage, introduced the African Heritage Diet Pyramid. It was created by experts in African American history, cuisine, nutrition, and public health. The ingredients listed are commonly found in recipes from North America, Africa, the Caribbean and South America. Dishes made with African Diaspora ingredients are generally healthier than some soul food dishes ‘invented’ or ‘revised’ within the last 60 years. Continue reading Spice Up Your African Diaspora Culinary Knowledge

#SmoothieNumbers 7: Mango and Coconut Milk

Mango and Coconut Milk Smoothie
Mango and Coconut Milk Smoothie

Mango and Coconut Milk is no. 7 of the Smoothie Numbers series. They’re quick postings listing the ingredients for making refreshing, healthy drinks in a blender.

Mango and Coconut Milk Smoothie

Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups frozen mango; 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (the carton variety in the refrigerator section); 2 to 3 tbsp. Greek yogurt; 1 banana; and 1 to 2 tsp. honey