Tom Kha Smoothie

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

So I woke up very early this morning, damned jet lag.  While I was lying in bed waiting patiently until a reasonable hour to get up, I was imagining how to combine some of the flavors I love in Thai cooking into a green smoothie.  Tom Kha soup is a beloved Thai dish that contains coconut milk, lime juice, lemongrass and chili, among other things of course.  It seemed perfect to make into a delicious green smoothie.  I had a young coconut sitting in the fridge that was just begging to be used. I also had some napa cabbage that would add some “green” without adding much color (I wanted a nice white smoothie).  As soon as my partner was awake and up and I could use the blender, I dashed to the kitchen to make this. 

Tom Kha Green Smoothie
Serves 2
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. Flesh and 1 cup coconut water from a young coconut
  2. 1 1/2 fresh limes, peeled with seeds removed
  3. 1 banana, frozen
  4. 1 small hot green chili
  5. 1 small piece of lemongrass (about 1/4 inch, or more if you like)
  6. 1 cup napa cabbage
  7. 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  8. 1 cup ice
  9. 2 tsps sugar (or other sweetener)
  10. 1/4 tsp salt
  11. 2 tbsps coconut milk (optional, if you want a creamier smoothie)
  1. Crack open your young coconut, use 1 cup of coconut water for this recipe and reserve the rest.
  2. Scrape out the flesh of the young coconut and put it in your blender.
  3. Add all other ingredients to blender.
  4. Blend on high until smooth.
  1. If you want more of a kick, add more chili!
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