Coconut Milk Smoothie

Coconut Milk Smoothie

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– banana and spinach! Plus, at only 134 calories per serving, what’s not to love?! It is one of our best smoothie recipes.

A coconut milk smoothie is an excellent option for vegans and those choosing to go dairy-free for other reasons. Coconut milk contains healthy fat and is 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 the unhealthy ingredients.

Delicious smoothies are perfect for a liquid breakfast, a mid-morning snack, a post-workout pick-me-up, or a dessert substitution. They taste sweet because they are usually made with fruit, but they are much lower in calories. When you “hide” extra healthy ingredients like the spinach found in this smoothie, it packs an even more powerful health punch. Try experimenting with green food additions in your smoothie to get the greatest benefits. This is also a great way to sneak veggies into a child’s diet.

 

Coconut Milk Smoothie

Coconut Milk Smoothie

Serving Size: 1/2 the recipe | Calories: 134 | Total Fat: 8 gm | Saturated Fats: 6 gm | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 77 mg | Carbohydrates: 15 gm | Dietary Fiber: 2 gm | Sugars: 7 gm | Protein: 3 gm | SmartPoints: 6 |

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lite coconut milk, canned coconut milk is recommended
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups raw spinach

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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57 Comments on "Coconut Milk Smoothie"

  1. dbbuckley  March 11, 2012

    I'm just curious if I'm thinking of the same kind of coconut milk you are – I used Taste of Thai Lite Coconut Milk.

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    • skinnyms  March 12, 2012

      Same kind I use! :)

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  2. Sarah Smith  March 15, 2012

    I did this tonight as a coworker has given up on her coconut milk adventure and I got a half gallon out of it. My go to green smoothie has been spinach, pineapple and banana so tonight I added the coconut milk. I can't believe something this creamy is healthy. 

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    • skinnyms  March 16, 2012

      Sarah, I know, can you believe it? I use lite coconut milk all the time. You should check out my fudge recipe on the site. Oh my….YUM!

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      • brittany  April 21, 2013

        what about the So Delicious vanilla coconut milk? it 70 calories? and i used it for this recipie and YUM!!!! so so so good! thank you skinny ms!

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  3. Dotty  May 20, 2012

    I just love coconut milk and had to try this one. It is fabulous :)

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  4. mollysmom  May 23, 2012

    Yum!!!  Went lactose free only a few days ago and am delighted to find this smoothie!  Don't have to think of substitutes for anything!!!  😀

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  5. Csalter  June 1, 2012

    I will definelty be whipping this one up this morning ! Love me some spinach recipes !

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    • skinnyms  June 1, 2012

      You're gonna love it! So yummy!!!

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  6. SkinnierMom  January 5, 2013

    You may want to clarify what type of coconut milk you want us to use. I bought a brand called Goya and was surprised that 1 cup was almost 400 calories and 200% of my daily saturated fat (it sure was rich tasting!). But today I found a "coconut milk beverage" at Trader Joe's – 1 cup for 60 calories and 25% of saturated fat (first ingredient = filtered water). I saw above that you mentioned Taste of Thai Lite Coconut Milk but wonder how its calories/fat compare to these two very different products with the same name – and which one you want us to use!
    Regardless, I lost five pounds on this detox after the holiday binge – thanks skinnyms!

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    • Skinny Ms.  January 6, 2013

      SkinnierMom, We use canned coconut milk because of its health benefits. If low-cal is a concern, then yes go for a beverage. Thanks!

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  7. Nancy  January 7, 2013

    SO Delicious unsweetened coconut milk!! 1 cup 45 calories

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  8. Valerie Breuker  February 5, 2013

    MMMMMM Spinach, Coconut milk, banana, pineapple & chia – DELICIOUS!

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  9. cristina  February 24, 2013

    can i use skim milk instead of coconut milk ?

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  10. Sheri  February 26, 2013

    How strong is the spinach taste? I'm having a real hard time getting my mind to not think this would taste like creamed spinach, which I do not like!

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  11. Bridget  March 16, 2013

    Had this, this morning! Bright green for St. Patricks day ^.^ So yummy!!

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  12. alice pousson  March 17, 2013

    Can I use almond milk?

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  13. Lisa Dunn Glentz  April 16, 2013

    tried this today with almond milk and it was yummy!

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  14. Ashley  April 26, 2013

    So I'm the weird person with an extreme aversion to bananas. What other fruit would you suggest?

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    • Skinny Ms.  April 28, 2013

      Ashley, Hmmmmmmm…mango, avocado, pear…something that will have a creamy consistency when blended. :)

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      • guest0115  July 9, 2013

        I'm allergic to bananas – could you substitute pineapple?

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        • Skinny Ms.  July 10, 2013

          Yes, that would work.

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        • SkinnyMs  March 4, 2014

          Yes, you certainly could!

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  15. Skinny Ms.  May 16, 2013

    Jessica, It’s best to mix it up but if that works for you, go for it. It’s all healthy food!

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  16. Sam  June 22, 2013

    Just made this using canned coconut milk – it's great! I also added 1/4 cup of sunflower seed butter (it's like peanut butter). I wish I had frozen the bananas, though, so that the smoothie would be colder. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Skinny Ms.  June 23, 2013

      Sam, You’re very welcome…glad you enjoyed!!! :)

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  17. Deb McDuff  July 9, 2013

    My smoothie in food processor, I use 1/3 cup lite coconut milk, 1/3 cup water, 2 cups spinach,1/4 banana, 3 strawberries, and a scoop of Whey protein powder. Very thick and yummy.

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  18. nancy  July 9, 2013

    are the recipes diabetic friendly. I just found out I am diabetic and looking for health options.

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    • Skinny Ms.  July 10, 2013

      Nancy, That would depend on your dietary needs. Please check with your doctor. I would recommend having your doctor look over our recipes and giving feedback.

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    • Brittany  August 24, 2013

      Nancy – I am an RN who works with diabetics. The nutrition information above states 15 grams of carbohydrates for half the recipe. That would equal 1 carb choice. Based on that information, this smoothie would be a good choice as part of a meal or as a snack (if you snack). Remember to check the nutrition information for the ingredients you're using and if you drink the whole recipe, double carbs. If you're not familiar with carbohydrate counting or how many carbohydrates you should be eating, please ask at your clinic about getting some diabetic education. Thanks!

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  19. Shannon  July 9, 2013

    Can you use Coconut Dream inplace of the coconut milk

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    • Skinny Ms.  July 10, 2013

      Shannon, Not sure what this product contains?

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  20. Shannon  July 9, 2013

    I have made something similar before but added cottage cheese for creaminess. In case you are wondering, you don't really taste the cottage cheese. Yummo.

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  21. Heather  July 11, 2013

    This was delicious!! Thanks for sharing. I added a bit of pea and rice protein and chia seeds. The next day I did the same with a bit of pineapple – it was like a creamy pina colada but good for you. YUMMM!!

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  22. thefinfrockfamily  July 17, 2013

    I made this drink this morning and have one question, how do you measure a cup of spinach? The leaves don't really fit into a cup unless you smash them in there. I ended up just grabbing a handful and put in the blender, but then I am wondering if that wasn't enough. How many ounces or grams is 1 cup of spinach?

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    • Skinny Ms.  July 18, 2013

      I’m not sure about the weight of spinach since it’s as light as a feather. :) When measuring spinach, unless it states loosely packed, add to a measuring cup and slightly press down the spinach when measuring.

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  23. Mary  August 4, 2013

    6 grams of saturated fat. borderline "healthy"

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    • Kwow  August 23, 2014

      saturated fats are not unhealthy.. so no. not borderline.

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    • Kelly  February 23, 2015

      Use alternative milks such as soy, almond or hemp milk instead of coconut milk to lessen saturated fat amount.

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  24. Natasha  November 12, 2013

    This is by far the best of the smoothies we've tried on the cleanse. It was easy to blend and tastes great. I would highly recommend choosing this one if you're doing the 3-day detox.

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  25. debbue  November 26, 2013

    i had a shake made of coconut milk, oranges, pineapples, blended and it boosted my body for 3 days i could not beleive the results. full of nutients and i take pills every day for my back. now i will add this to my diet. theres nothing like goya foods. mind you i tried this from a take out from the inner city. yummy try it

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  26. Alera  December 5, 2013

    I make this all the time I just looked it up to see if other people do too :)

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  27. lisa  February 23, 2014

    i made this and it was lovely !! it really surprised me :) … i'm starting the 3 day detox tomorrow and was wondering if this is for all three day breakfast or if it's just one serving thanks for the recipes i cant wait to try them x

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  28. Sheila  February 25, 2014

    I was very skeptical at first. the whole idea of green smoothies just doesn't appeal to me. But I am trying to eat to be healthier so I started with this one. Surprisingly good. I can see adding pineapple, mangoes, papaya or blueberries for flavor. so far, so good.

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    • SkinnyMs  February 27, 2014

      That's great! All good ideas!

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  29. Tee  September 7, 2014

    Do you have one serving or do you have two servings, since it says half the recipe is one serving…
    Thanks

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    • SkinnyMs  September 10, 2014

      Tee, This smoothie was calculated as two servings. You can choose to have it as one serving if you are having it for a meal.

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  30. Alex S.  October 6, 2014

    I made this smoothie as a part of the 3-day detox. It was delish! I have one question, however. I read in multiple places online that you shouldn't use canned coconut milk with detoxing. Is that true? I used canned lite coconut milk for this recipe.

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    • SkinnyMs  October 7, 2014

      Alex S. Yes, you can use canned coconut milk in a detox. You might want to look for a can that says BPA free and get that if there is an option.

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  31. E.L.  March 7, 2016

    As part of the 3-day detox, do I halve the recipe or have both servings?

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    • SkinnyMs.  March 8, 2016

      You would drink 1 serving of the recipe at a time, so either halve the ingredients or freeze the second half for the next morning.

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  32. Abbey  April 20, 2016

    I use coconut milk in the carton that have 60 calories.

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  33. Michelle  May 17, 2016

    Can I use kale instead of spinach?

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    • Kym Votruba  May 19, 2016

      Definitely, Michelle!

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