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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.
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
A pretty pink strawberry coconut smoothie is a perfect springlike treat on a cold winter day.