This was last night’s dessert.
I have made a mango smoothie before, and it even had coconut water in it! This one, though, came from the brilliant mind of Nellie. Talking smoothies the other day, she suggested one that mimics my favorite Thai dessert, mango coconut sticky rice.
Heidi adds coconut butter to her smoothies, and I could not believe I’ve never tried that, it sounded amazing. This was a perfect smoothie to add it to!
I remember vividly the first time I had mango sticky rice, and how much I loved it. I would make it at home, and while I did get better, it never tasted as good as the restaurant. When I was living and working in the Pearl District, I would walk to Tara Thai just for the mango sticky rice. Several times a week.
Thai mango coconut rice smoothie
2 cups rice milk
1 cup coconut water
1 mango, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon coconut butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
shredded coconut, for garnish
Blend milks, water, mango, coconut butter and cinnamon until smooth. Garnish with coconut and cinnamon.
Nellie, when Jason and I go on our extended vacation and we get to park our RV’s next to each other, I’ll make sure I have the fixins for this. We can climb up to the roof, sit in the sunshine and drink our mango sticky rice out of straws!
Do you love the Thai mango sticky rice as much as I do?