Why Chronicle Smoothies??

Why Chronicle Smoothies? Well, because I love smoothies. And I believe that smoothies are worthy of plenty of love. And I think it's fun to experiment, and share my experience with other like-minded smoothie fanatics.

Friday, September 24, 2010

My Thai Smoothie

This has got to be one of the yummiest smoothies I have ever made. Inspired by flipping through Thai recipes, and by thinking of more fun ways to incorporate coriander into my smoothies (it seems like I can never use up a big bunch of coriander fast enough before the last few leaves start to brown, and it just breaks my heart to waste the beautiful stuff), this smoothie is definitely a success.

1 banana
1/2 large cucumber
1 lime, peeled
handful fresh coriander leaves and stems
1/2 avocado
1/2 cup frozen mango pieces
1 slice watermelon
1 can (400ml) coconut milk
1 1/2 cup pineapple juice

For this post I did my homework on coconut milk. It's a good source of manganese, iron, vitamin C, calcium, and Omega 3 (see Self Nutrition Data for more info), but it also has a heck of a lot of saturated fat in it, which isn't that great. In future smoothies, I might use the coconut milk in a lesser quantity for that reason. Although I have to say, this is a very filling smoothie, and foods with fat in them do help us get enough of that "satisfied" feeling so that we don't over eat...

As always, comments are welcome, Smoothie on!


  1. i love Thai anything and this sounds great !!! can't get enough of the coriander either!!!!!!!
    thanks for the inspiration .... i am following your blogs!!! and enjoying experimenting ;damn i even had like 2 bandannas this week ...... which i detest ..... but they're in your recipes all the time so i ve trusted you and ...... liked them shhhh !

  2. Ted I'm so glad you're enjoying trying the smoothies as much as I'm enjoying creating them! Funny how you really can't taste the bananas, but they make all the difference in sweetness and texture... I'll have a posting on that coming up soon. Thanks for the comment!