Strawberry Coconut Smoothie

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A luscious creamy strawberry coconut smoothie is everything right now.
This is the worst time of the year. It’s cold and gray. We got a huge bunch of snow that won’t go away. Because it’s cold and gray. And we sometimes get a sliver of sunshine that makes you think spring is in the air.
Spoiler alert: It is not.
strawberry coconut smoothie
So these are the days I try to skip my usual winter morning routine of oatmeal and opt for something brighter and more springlike. Since my favorite part of spring is strawberries, I start there.
I always keep frozen berries in the freezer. They’re nutritious, tasty, and better than fresh most times of the year. They’re also perfect in smoothies like this strawberry coconut smoothie.
While I like a lot of smoothies with more complicated ingredients (like the ones from Daily Harvest — YUM! — get $25 off with this code RE-L9L8KG3) this one is pretty simple.
Some frozen strawberries (sliced if possible; it’s so much easier!) a small banana, some yogurt, and coconut milk. You can add protein powder if you’d like to bulk it up, but for a snack, simple is best. You can also add some spinach for more nutrition, but it will take away the pretty pink color.
For coconut milk, I like the lite kind from a can, but the full-fat version will make an extra luscious and creamy drink. I typically use coconut milk I have leftover from a curry. You can also use the kind from a carton, but I find those aren’t nearly as creamy and coconut-y.
This is not a fancy breakfast. It’s truly nothing special. Unless it’s a cold day and you want a slice of spring, in which case, it can be the best thing in the world.
strawberry coconut smoothie

Strawberry Coconut Smoothie

A pretty pink strawberry coconut smoothie is a perfect springlike treat on a cold winter day.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 1
Calories 237 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup frozen sliced strawberries
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

Instructions
 

  • Put all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Storing leftovers: Make and drink at the same time.
Variations: Any kind of coconut milk can be used. You can also add protein powder, spinach, or mixed berries.
Pairs well with: Vanilla Coconut Goji Berry Granola, Almond Apricot Cake

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 14gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 49mgPotassium: 643mgFiber: 6gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 158IUVitamin C: 95mgCalcium: 161mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. View full nutrition disclousre.
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