Magical Monday is here again.
Do you guys know that I was waiting to tell you all about my daughter Adoria’s newest found love. Wait, wait, it’s not a boy 😉
It’s a food item. Yes! I am talking about some classic, and a perfect smoothie. Okay, I am warning you — this might make you laugh (Don’t say I didn’t warn you). 😉
Last weekend was an absolute smoothie time for me. Why, you ask? Because of my darling daughter.
Adoria wasn’t that much into smoothies, until I made this Banana Raspberry Coconut Smoothie with Tiramisu Ice Cream for her. And now she seems plainly obsessed about this smoothie. After enjoying this, it’s clear that she has been loving it, as she has been asking about this smoothie the whole weekend. Now you know why I was living smoothie whole weekend! 🙂
In the past, I have tried SO hard to get Adoria to try some tropical fruits, and even made many smoothies for her. But she just did not like any smoothies. She is so stubborn about not eating fruits. Especially, if they are berries. So this coconut addition to the smoothie was a trial rescue mission.
I don’t even remember how many times I have tried to make her drink some smoothie, and she has always refused to try them, even once. Adoria hates berries, but I LOVE berries. See, we can’t always say, “Like Mom, like Daughter”.
So, it’s clear-cut now that Adoria never loved smoothies. Nevertheless, she loves to eat coconut. So I figured, why not adding her favorite coconut to the smoothie. She might like it. And that’s why, this one was a must-try for me. Thus, I made it.
Ya, I made a smoothie with desiccated coconut instead of coconut milk. I didn’t do much to convince her after she sank her lips in this sweet, nutty, slightly tangy, and the yummiest smoothie ever. Now she is loving it.
While making this smoothie, Adoria stood beside me to make sure that this smoothie has coconut. She watched every single step enthusiastically. Once the smoothie was ready, Adoria asked, “Mumma, what’s this?” I then told her the name. She suddenly jumped and screamed, Yeah! Ice Cream coconut smoothie! 🙂 And her eagerness made me laugh.
She took her first sip of this smoothie, and that moment was a game changer. She is now addicted to this smoothie. And I am addicted too. Thus, I am warning you all, that you will probably be as well. 😉
I think her love of coconut has converted her heart for sure. I don’t know how long she would demand for this smoothie. But she is asking this everyday now, that I know for sure! 😉 Kids change so fast and so do their likes and dislikes. I just hope that she would also start loving other smoothies now!
Seeing Adoria getting so crazy about this smoothie, Abhishek asked me, “What was so special in that smoothie?” I simply winked and said, “It’s Mommy magic. You will never know what is in there.” And we both chuckled.
This AWESOME smoothie is so full of healthy antioxidants. Also it has a beautiful color. A dollop of ice-cream with some nuts and raspberry jam on top. That’s it!
A smoothie recipe could not get any easier than this. This is so easy to make, and would take only 2 minutes of your time, and you’re done. Yeah!!!
It has all the amazing flavors one would need. The combination of gorgeous health-packed raspberries and bananas is damn good.
A full pack of awesome YUM flavors!
In a blender, combine the milk, banana, raspberries, sugar and coconut to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses and top with 2 dollops of ice cream, 1 tbsp of raspberry jam, chopped almonds, and some raisins. Sprinkle some desiccated coconut. And drink! 🙂
<ul class="ingredients"> <li class="ingredient"> banana sliced - 2 </li> <li class="ingredient"> raspberry fresh or frozen - 1/ 2 cup </li> <li class="ingredient"> desiccated coconut - 1/2 cup </li> <li class="ingredient"> 1 cup milk </li> <li class="ingredient"> sugar - 2 tbsp or as per taste </li> <li class="ERSeparator"> for serving: </li> <li class="ingredient"> tiramisu ice cream </li> <li class="ingredient"> raspberry jam </li> <li class="ingredient"> chopped almonds raisins </li> <li class="ingredient"> desiccated coconut coconut </li> </ul>
<div class="instructions"> <ol> <li class="instruction"> In a blender, combine the milk, banana, raspberries, sugar and coconut to a blender. Blend until smooth. </li> <li class="instruction"> Pour into glasses and top with 2 dollops of ice cream, 1 tbsp of raspberry jam, chopped almonds, and some raisins. Sprinkle some desiccated coconut. And drink! 🙂 </li> </ol> </div>
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens
Setup: Used natural sunlight coming from left, and a reflector on the right side of the frame.
Angle: I clicked these photos with 90°, 70°, 50°,
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