Natalie's Coconut Spice Elixir Recipe -
Natalie's Coconut Spice Elixir Recipe
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Natalie's Coconut Spice Elixir

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"I had a great create your own smoothie at the Minneapolis raw food restaurant, Ecopolitan. I tried to recreate it but came up with something delicious and unique!"

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    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Place the place the crushed ice, coconut milk, and milk into a blender. Add the sugar, honey, flax seed, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla extract. Cover, and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 14, 2008

I tried this recipe and it was absolutely awesome! Can't wait until I make it again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 10, 2010

I was excited to finally try this recipe, as it has been in my recipe box for a long time... But I was a little disappointed! I only had about a cup of ice on hand, but I'm sure that didn't affect the recipe that much. I used freshly ground nutmeg, maybe about 1/4 teaspoon and it was just right. I think the cinnamon could be reduced to half a teaspoon too. I'm thinking that 2 tablespoons of honey and omitting the sugar would be better. Make sure to finely ground your flax or it will be gritty. I don't mind the texture though. This might be good with some fruit... While writing this review I remembered that I had some bananas in the freezer. Poured the remainder of my glass back in the blender with the rest and added a banana. With this addition, you could cut out the sugar and leave the honey as is, depending on how ripe the banana is. Also, the coconut flavour weakens this way... The coconut milk should be increased to 3/4 cup to a cup and the milk decreased to 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup. Next time I will make sure to use the full amount of ice and test out my tweaks, then it will be a 4 or 5 for sure.

Dec 24, 2008

great! I think it's wonderful, uniqe, and smart, if you asked me! It's really different. Plus, I can't breathe without it! It's like an organ In my body! Can't stay away! I Reccommend it for all first time cookers or bakers, becuase it's fun, good, and festive! At first my little sister wouldn't eat it becuase she thought it "looked icky", bit when I finally convinced her to try some, she ate nearly all of it!Thank's for this awesome recipe lol! I will definetaly, by all means, make this recipe more than I have already. Remember, once you try it, you won't put it back down! Thanx again :)

May 17, 2012

Instead of crushed ice, I used one very large frozen banana. I also used one packet Truvia instead of white sugar and nonfat milk. My oldest son and I split this smoothie for breakfast this morning. Both he and I thought that this is a great flavored smoothie--adding the banana made it even better, imo. The issue we had was the flax seed. It gave it a weird texture that made it.......unappealing, putting it nicely. I'd like to try this again and possibly omit the flax seed. I think that's really the only thing we didn't like about it, everything else about this smoothie was great.

Jun 09, 2009

This is so good! I fantasize about this smoothie when I've run out of coconut milk and can't make it. I need to stock up so that that doesn't happen anymore. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 12, 2010

I wish I could give this more than 3 stars. I was able to drink most of it but it had a gritty texture, especially toward the bottom, that was a bit off-putting. I did finely grind my flax seeds. The taste was okay, but the nutmeg (I used freshly ground) was a bit overpowering.

Apr 26, 2010

pretty good- very creamy, i like it would be better with a little fruit. :)

Jan 25, 2009

I didn't think that ecopolitan approved of sugar so I am surprised at this addition and wonder if it wouldn't be as good without that?


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  • Calories
  • 278 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 52 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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