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Coconut Milk Smoothie

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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.

Be sure to check out more information about how superfoods, like bananas and spinach, can better your health.

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Coconut Milk Smoothie

Coconut Milk Smoothie

Serving Size: 1/2 the recipe | Calories: 134 | Previous Points: 3 | Points Plus: 4 | 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

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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46 Responses to Coconut Milk Smoothie

  • dbbuckley says:

    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.

  • Sarah Smith says:

    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. 

    • skinnyms says:

      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!

      • brittany says:

        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!

  • Dotty says:

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

  • mollysmom says:

    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!!!  :D

  • Csalter says:

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

  • SkinnierMom says:

    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!

  • Nancy says:

    SO Delicious unsweetened coconut milk!! 1 cup 45 calories

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

  • cristina says:

    can i use skim milk instead of coconut milk ?

  • Sheri says:

    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!

  • Bridget says:

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

  • alice pousson says:

    Can I use almond milk?

  • tried this today with almond milk and it was yummy!

  • Ashley says:

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

  • Skinny Ms. says:

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

  • Sam says:

    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!

  • Deb McDuff says:

    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.

  • nancy says:

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

    • Skinny Ms. says:

      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.

    • Brittany says:

      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!

  • Shannon says:

    Can you use Coconut Dream inplace of the coconut milk

  • Shannon says:

    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.

  • Heather says:

    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!!

  • thefinfrockfamily says:

    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?

    • Skinny Ms. says:

      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.

  • Mary says:

    6 grams of saturated fat. borderline "healthy"

  • Natasha says:

    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.

  • debbue says:

    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

  • Alera says:

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

  • lisa says:

    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

  • Sheila says:

    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.

  • Kristina Anderson says:

    I know you posted this weeks ago, but if you have a good blender, like a Ninja or Magic Bullet (even better) you can't taste the spinach… I add it to all kinds of smoothies, and even my husband, who hates anything green, can't taste it… esp in smoothies that I use frozen mixed berries, even covers the green color :)

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