This smoothie is so good that you’ll crave it everyday!
Get ready to cheer, coconut lovers! Our Coconut Milk Smoothie is gonna knock your socks off! Not only does it offer all the sweet, creamy flavor that you’ve come to adore, but it also contains two added superfood ingredients: bananas and spinach! Plus, it only requires three ingredients to make and it clocks in at only 134 calories per serving. What’s not to love?! It’s one of our favorite smoothie recipes.
We’re a big fan of alternative milks, especially when it comes to making breakfast smoothies. A coconut milk smoothie is an excellent option for vegans and those who follow dairy-free diets. Coconut milk is full of healthy fats and it’s a great alternative to cow’s milk. It also gives your smoothie a creamier texture than almond milk, juice, or water. You’ll swear you are enjoying a thick, creamy milkshake (minus all those unhealthy ingredients, of course!).
Drink Smoothies All Day Long
There are so many ways you can enjoy this Coconut Milk Smoothie. You could definitely drink it all day long! Delicious smoothies are perfect for a liquid breakfast, or you can enjoy them as a mid-morning snack. Need a post-workout pick-me-up? Drink a smoothie as a recovery drink! And, even though it has green ingredients, this smoothie is tasty enough to be a dessert substitution.
Smoothies are great at satisfying your sweet tooth. They taste sweet because they’re often made with fruit (in this case, potassium-rich bananas). That means they don’t need to add any refined sugar, making this Coconut Milk Smoothie much lower in calories than the store-bought variety. When you “hide” extra healthy ingredients like the spinach found in this smoothie, it packs an even more powerful health punch.
Have Fun Experimenting
Feel free to experiment with “green” food additions in your smoothie. You could swap in kale, chard, or a blend of greens for the spinach to really amp-up the nutritional content. You could also add more colorful fruits and vegetables, like beta-carotene-rich carrots, blueberries for their antioxidants, or phytonutrient-filled beets. This smoothie is a great template to sneak veggies into a child’s diet, too. Just put it in a dark-colored glass so they can’t see it’s green!
This simple and delicious three-ingredient Coconut Milk Smoothie is a great way to start your day, and you can customize it any way you like. It’s really incredible how rich and flavorful this smoothie is without adding any ice or frozen ingredients at all! At the end of the day, you won’t believe that something this creamy is actually healthy! (But, we promise you that it is).
- 1 1/2 cups coconut milk carton milk used in this recipe
- 1 banana frozen
- 2 cups baby spinach raw
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11
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Editor’s Note: This recipe was originally published on March 11, 2012.