As I was thinking of the cold lingering snowless winter days my mind strayed to memories of the tropics. I decided to warm my soul with some exotic fruit. Lucky for me, my local Whole Foods had young coconuts on sale. You can imagine my excitement... I got two!!
It is really fun to open young coconuts! Whack the top with a big sharp knife until drops of the coconut water inside start splashing out. I got almost two cups from each... they ended up in a refreshing smoothie. It may not be the classic winter warmer but energize the mind and soul and the body will follow.
Green Coconut Smoothie
2 cups coconut water
1 grapefruit, peeled and without the white pith
1 cup baby arugula leaves
1/4 c mint leaves
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!