You are about to bear witness to our first ever cooking video. We decided to bring our digital camcorder with us to Hawaii in hopes of producing a few cooking videos with all of the "free time" we would have. Instead, the camcorder was filled with laughing children boogie boarding down sand hills, toddlers chasing the crashing waves, and Ali relaxing in the sun. We shot one cooking video, one take, that's it.
We packed our Vitamix with us and are about to show you how to make a Green Smoothie from local Hawaiian fruits and greens. Edited down to a little less than five minutes.
The boys, now 27 months, help me prepare the green smoothie every morning. Their favorite part? You guessed it - revving the 2.2 horsepower motor to the max. And off again. And on again. Then time to drink our smoothies. The other morning they drank three full glasses each. That's over 24 ounces each in those tiny bodies! Needless to say, they have no issues with their digestion and elimination.
Tropical Green Smoothie
2 Hawaiian apple bananas
2 passionfruit (use the pulp and seeds)
6 strawberry guavas
1 papaya, seeded
2 cups frozen pineapple
1-inch piece of fresh ginger
1 to 2 bunches of kale
2 to 3 cups water
Place all ingredients into a Vitamix or other high-powered blender and blend in intervals until smooth. Add more water if necessary. Source: www.NourishingMeals.com
Sam and Ben enjoying fresh coconut water
Most of the fruits and greens we purchased were from the Farmer's Market in Hanalei (on the north shore of Kauai). The boys enjoyed drinking fresh coconut water, the girls enjoyed numerous samples of tangerines and pineapples, while Ali took many photos of the luscious fruits and vegetables.
-Tom Malterre, MS, CN
The Nutritionist is IN: For those of you who are local, I will be available to answer your diet and health questions from 5pm to 7pm, March 31st at the Downtown Community Food Co-op (Free of charge). Look for my table just inside the front door.
Local Apple Bananas
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