Well Ambassador Robert Oliver's Samoan Smoothie Recipe
There’s no set recipe here. Use your favourite fruit; add coconut cream or green coconut flesh (or
both) to add creaminess. Add water and lemon juice, or better yet, green coconut water. Add ice,
and blend. Balance is important for a successful smoothie — use something to make it smooth, like
banana or mango, something to give it some tang, like passionfruit or pawpaw, and something to
carry it, usually niu (green coconut water) and lemon juice. Fiame keeps her fruit in the freezer and blends them in green coconut water with green coconut flesh and coconut milk, and that’s it!
Put any combination of the ingredients in a blender with some niu and a little lemon, lime or orange juice. Add coconut cream or green coconut meat if desired for creaminess. Add ice and blend until smooth. Serve immediately in chilled glasses.
Reproduced with permission from Mea’ai Samoa, by Robert Oliver with Dr Tracy Berno. Published by Random House (NZ). RRP $49.99. ©2013 text Robert Oliver, photographs Shiri Ram.