Coconut Banana Green Smoothie

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This Coconut Banana Green Smoothie brings the taste of the tropics right to your blender, all without adding any extra calories or fats. Like most of our smoothie recipes, this recipe uses three amazing superfoods–quinoa, banana, and spinach–to boost your health while still tasting fantastic. If you’ve never tried blending quinoa into your morning smoothie, then you have to give this a try. You won’t believe how much incredible earthy flavor it brings (not to mention all that plant-based protein, too!).

We love how easy this recipe is to make. You can prep all the ingredients in advance and simply toss them into a high-powered blender when you’re ready to eat. It makes it easy to make this Coconut Banana Green Smoothie as a breakfast-on-the-go, but it’s also fantastic as a post-workout recovery drink, too.

Superfood Ingredients

Adding superfoods into your diet is an excellent way to get essential vitamins and minerals into your meals! We can’t think of a better way to power-up our morning smoothies than with superfood ingredients. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat, and bananas help increase brainpower. Not to mention that spinach assists with fighting cancer while also giving this smoothie its characteristic green color.

This tasty smoothie does it all, fueling your body with protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. All with only 4 grams of fat with 179 calories per serving! It’s so easy to fit into your diet and wellness plan, no matter how many calories you’re eating. And, since it’s gluten-free and can be made with dairy-free ingredients, most people can drink this incredible smoothie.

Would you be interested in trying other Superfood Recipes? Explore these links to find out how to incorporate superfoods into your daily diet.

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Coconut Banana Green Smoothie

Coconut Banana Green Smoothie

Serving Size: 1/2 the recipe | Calories: 218 | Total Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fats: 4 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 12 mg | Sodium: 64 mg | Carbohydrates: 34 gm | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 17 g | Protein: 7 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9 |

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cooked (chilled) quinoa (follow cooking directions on package)
  • 1 medium frozen banana, pre-sliced
  • 1/4 cup no-sugar added apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup milk (soy, nut, or dairy can be used)
  • 1 cup baby spinach, packed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice for a thicker consistency or add additional milk for a thinner smoothie.
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6 Comments on "Coconut Banana Green Smoothie"

  1. missmollyanne  February 25, 2012

    I make "green drinks" every day!  My favorite, easiest go to drink is:

    1 cup water
    1 cup greens (anything!  Spinach, kale, mustard or collard greens, etc…)
    1 cup strawberries
    1 tsp cinnamon

    Blend! Drink!

    This is a mid morning or mid afternoon snack for me every day!  I can whip it up in 3 minutes on my way out the door.  I have a magic bullet, so that makes it even easier and more portable!  I know I'm getting my greens when I chug this – plus I mostly taste the strawberries.  Super yum!!

    Reply
    • skinnyms  February 28, 2012

      Missmoolyanne – Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

      Reply
  2. juliemccarthy  May 24, 2012

    both of these sound like the would be good to try.

    Reply
  3. juliemccarthy  May 24, 2012

    both of these sound like the would be good to try.

    Reply
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  5. crunchewy  June 15, 2015

    I would think coconut milk would be better than soy for this recipe.

    Reply

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