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Coconut Oil and Strawberry Smoothie

From NaturalNews, October 6, 2010

Healthy strawberry smoothies are packed with phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes that come in a whole-food form. Combined with coconut oil, a strawberry smoothie is rich and filling enough for a complete meal.

1 cup fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon NOW Real Food® Coconut Oil*
1/3 cup soaked NOW Real Food® Almonds*
1 and 1/2 cups water

To soak almonds:

  1. Rinse almonds in water. The quantity of water should be double the quantity of almonds.
  2. Place these almonds in a glass or stainless steel bowl.
  3. Cover the bowl with a cloth or towel and not with a dish or lid.
  4. Almonds must be soaked at room temperature.
  5. Drain the water and rinse the nuts thoroughly after 8-10 hour

To make smoothie:

  1. Blend until smooth and strain to remove almond meal.

*NOW ingredients available at your local health food store