“Coconut Milk Smoothie Recipe” by Paul Nobles


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Cherry Pineapple

This is my go to smoothie.  I probably drink it 5 days a week – it’s that good.  The flavor of cherries varies big time, and  even though they are mostly pitted, occasionally you have to spit out a seed.  The brand I use is pretty good but there are definitely brands that don’t do as good of a job.

Nutrition Facts
Serves 2
327 calories
59g carbs, 10g fat, 3g protein

If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you I would probably recommend Native Forest light next.  I don’t recommend full for this one because it doesn’t taste as good and calories do matter a bit.  Using full is like eating ice cream but it’s not quite as good as ice cream.  This is just a snack that fills me up and helps me perform better in the next morning.

Ingredients

  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 12 ounces of Dark Sweet Pitted Cherries (frozen)
  • 4 ounces of Pineapple chunks

 


Chocolate Hazelnut Banana

This one is tricky, but it’s REAL good.  It’s my experience that the combination with light coconut milk doesn’t feel right (but my wife thinks it’s just fine).  Full coconut milk feels like too much, so I add a scoop of maltodextrin (not pictured) as a thickening agent.  Don’t make the mistake of not freezing the bananas.

Nutrition Facts
Serves two
410 calories
66g carbs, 18g fat, 3g protein

Ingredients

  • TJ’s light coconut milk with a scoop of maltodextrin (if you have it)
  • If not, full fat coconut milk (I use Aroyo-D)
  • Two tablespoons of chocolate hazelnut butter
  • Two frozen bananas
  • Optional Cocoa Powder to taste

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