Coconut Milk Smoothie

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Mar 272015
 
Coconut Milk Smoothie

Coconut milk smoothie Recipe:

It is pretty obvious that coconut milk comes from coconuts and its robust taste comes from a very high oil content. This oil is very high in saturated fat which is why the FDA, among many other health organizations, caution against drinking coconut milk in “significant quantities”. Not to worry though, this recipe uses just a cup and produces a coconut milk smoothie to die for, especially if you are a coconut fan!.

Easy to make with just three ingredients.

AMAZON BLENDER LINK: (If you are in the market for a blender!)
In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 frozen bananas (peel and slice BEFORE you freeze)
  • 1 Tbsp. Chia seed (Optional)


Coconut Milk Smoothie

Tropical Smoothy with Mango

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Jan 212015
 
tropical smoothy

Mango fruit is sometimes called “the king of fruits” and there is reason for that. Mango fruit is unquestionably one of the most popular and nutritionally valuable fruits around. The Mango has a distinct flavor, smell, taste, and is ridiculously healthy. A good outline of the healthy qualities is available here.

For our use in smoothies, the mango is a low fat, delicious treat that can be easily combined with a wide variety of juices and yogurts to create a refreshing, healthy, and tasty treat.

In this tropical smoothy mango is mixed with other tropical goodies, coconut and pineapple. Together these three ingredients create a tropical smoothy that everyone in your family will certainly enjoy!

Let’s face it, it’s recipes like this one that give smoothies their great reputation for being both really tasty and really healthy at the same time.

Its also easy to turn this tropical smoothy treat into even more of a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Unlike the better known Flax seed, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious tropical results.

In your favorite smoothie blender mix:

  • 1 mango cut in chunks
  • 1 can of pineapple chunks with the juice (Keep in the refrigerator to chill before using)
  • 1 cup of low-fat coconut Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. Chia seed (or Flax seed if you prefer)

Mix all the ingredients in your blender at once until smooth–and if you want to serve as a special treat you can add some shredded coconut as a garnish.

If you are not watching your calories and want to “splurge” you can substitute the yogurt for a cup of coconut milk which is quite good, but it is also high in calories.

Still have that tropical feeling? Try this recipe next.

Tropical Smoothy with Mango

Coconut Milk Vanilla Smoothie

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Oct 302013
 

Coconut milk vanilla smoothie:

It is blindingly obvious that coconut milk comes from coconuts and its robust taste comes from a very high oil content. This oil is very high in saturated fat which is why the FDA, among many other health organizations, caution against drinking coconut milk in “significant quantities”. Not to worry though, this recipe uses just a cup.

Easy to make with just three ingredients.

AMAZON BLENDER LINK:
In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 frozen bananas (peel and slice BEFORE you freeze)
  • 1 Tbsp. Chia seed (Optional)


Coconut Milk Vanilla Smoothie

Coconut and Kale Smoothie: Sweet!

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Oct 162013
 
coconut and kale smoothie

One of the criticisms of Kale is that it can have a pretty harsh taste. That is not the case at all in this Coconut and Kale Smoothie recipe. In fact, some who have tried this recipe have noted that, in the end, it might actually be even too sweet.

In any case this recipe is really tasty and deserves a try. As a side benefit, it produces a great shade of green!

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup well chopped Kale
  • 1 frozen banana (peel and slice before freezing)
  • 1 Tbsp. Chia seed
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • Ice to taste


Coconut and Kale Smoothie