As many of you know, I was born and raised in Venezuela. A country that right now is going through a tough time and is fighting for its freedom. In honor of all the brave people fighting in my home country I dedicate this Coconut Smoothie recipe.
When I was growing up we spent many weekends in a nearby beach town. During the hour drive, my dad used to stop at a small shop that sold these creamy and refreshing Coconut Smoothie. No trip to the beach was complete without drinking Cocadas. They are sweet and creamy with tons of coconut flavor.
The original Coconut Smoothie recipe calls for fresh coconut pulp but the thought of using a hammer and an ice pick to open up a Coconut was a little daunting.. But after some experiments I found the solution: FROZEN SHREDDED COCONUT!!. I found it in the frozen section of my supermarket.
The idea is to make a big pitcher and then serve it with ice. Great smoothie to drink in the morning or as an afternoon delight. I promise you will love my Cocada Venezolana.