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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Amazing Macadamia Coconut Drink

Well I've arrived back from the UK safely and I managed to not get caught up in the delays and snow storms of Europe. I didn't manage to stay vegan and raw for that time, but I did stay vegetarian. I was so looking forward to returning home to eating vegan and raw foods again. Ive been experimenting with some new recipes, all of which will be posted here very soon. Here is the drink I made for seeing in the new year, which I ended up sleeping through. I have now not had an alcoholic drink for over a year!! And I am so happy that alcohol is no longer something I drink. If you think about it, imagine what ingredients may be in the alcoholic drinks - after all - there is no list of ingredients. So I'm thinking it probably has lots of weird chemicals in it and also probably some genetically modified ones too.............another reason to not consume alcohol. So here ia an amazing drink that you can have instead of alcohol for a celebration.

Macadamia Coconut Dream

1 cup Macadamia nuts
1 whole coconut
12 oz pure water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1 tablespoon ginger juice
2 dates
2 drops stevia

Place the nuts and coconut water, meat, pure water and spices in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Place most of the liquid into a large bowl. Reserve about 1 cup of the liquid in the blender and add the dates and stevia. Blend until smooth. Then add to the rest of the milk and mix in. Adjust flavorings to your taste and serve chilled.

Macadamia nuts are high in potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. They contain monounsaturated fats which in some studies have been shown to lower cholesterol. So do not be afraid of this divine nut. Fats eaten in moderation and good for the body. Every cell in the body is lined with fat, so we all need fat in our diets.


  1. Dear Chef Shobhan


    If I don't have fresh coconut & and a handy machete can you provide alternatives eg coconut water/creamed coconut?

    For the sweetener we can't get that in UK/London what is your next most preferred?

    Love from London.

  2. Hey Gay Friendly Therapist
    I know Body Ecology makes an unpasteurized coconut water in a bottle, but not sure if available in the UK. But I guess you could use a pasteurized bottled coconut water, but then it wouldn't be a raw recipe. If you can't get stevia then try to find an unrefined sweetner like coconut palm sugar or rapadura. I'm not sure if these things are available in the UK, but you can have a look at your local health food store. Good luck!