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Green Coconut Smoothie‏ #Recipe


I'm not a morning person, although I've been getting up as early as 4am even though I'm retired and no longer have to. It's a habit I learned while being in the US Army and some habits are hard to break. One of those habits is not having breakfast or sometimes lunch during the day. For those who don't like having breakfast in the morning, even though it's the most important meal, smoothies are a great alternative. I love having them as often as I can, and you'll be surprised to know that you can add not only fruits but veggies as well. It's a great way to get your daily fruit and veggie requirement for the day but please don't use it as a daily substitute. Last week I shared our Creamy Tropical Smoothie which we made with tropical fruits. Today I want to share with you our green coconut smoothie. Don't let the green in the name fool you, this is absolutely delicious and you'll wonder why you never made it before now. Not only will you enjoy it but I can guarantee that the kids will too.


Makes two 9-ounce smoothies

Here is what you'll need:

Ingredients

3 cups fresh spinach leaves
3/4 cup coconut milk (I used light)
1 banana, frozen and sliced
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 water or coconut water (more if needed)
Sweetener of your choice, if desired


Instructions

1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and frothy.

2. Taste and add sweetener, if desired. Add more liquid, if needed. Blend again.


3. Serve immediately or store, covered in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Shake well before serving.


Notes:

If you like a thicker/colder smoothie, you can add some ice when you blend it. And if you like it thinner, just add more liquid.

As we mentioned before, don't let the green fool you. It's amazing how you can hardly detect the taste of spinach in a smoothie. If you have kids who aren't fans of spinach, this is a great way to introduce it to them. They won't even realize what they're drinking and you don't have to tell them, they'll only know that they're drinking something truly delicious and good for them.

Annmarie John
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  1. While I don't love the color, I think it would taste great. I love all the ingredients in this.

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  2. I probably have a smoothie almost every day. I try all kinds of things together,.. some work, some don't. Your Green Coconut Smoothie souds very good.

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  3. That looks SO yummy! I love having smoothies for breakfast!

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  4. Oh this looks really good! I'm not a huge coconut fan but my kids and husband love it so this I could make for them! Looks really great! I love the color! - jeanine

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  5. Yummy - I have to try this. I love coconut and the color green :)

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  6. Sounds great. I love green smoothies. What a nice touch to add coconut!

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  7. Wow, what an interesting idea! The green color looks cool, I would totally give this a try.

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  8. The drink is beautiful. Now that I have a super awesome blender I will need to try this. Before my spinach drinks would end up a bit crunchy.

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  9. What a healthy way to start the day. I have to try this!

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  10. Ooh I would love one of these tomorrow morning. I need to start buying coconut water more often.

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  11. That sounds so amazing. I am going to have to try this. Amber N

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  12. This smoothie sounds and looks lovely. I love the addition of coconut!

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  13. I'm digging this one and I know the little one will love it (she's a huge fan of coconut). I have everything on hand except the yogurt, so I'm going to try this tomorrow morning. Pinned and tweeted!

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  14. This looks so delicious. I love to make a smoothie every morning for breakfast. I will have to try this recipe this weekend.

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  15. This smoothie actually looks pretty! I would totally try this one!

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  16. That looks delicious! I love green smoothies and I'm a huge coconut fan. Definitely trying this one!

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  17. I love using shakes to get my veggies and fruits. This time of year I freeze the veggies and fruits to make it a nice cold shake. I will definitely be giving this one a try - sakes are the only way I can handle the taste of greek yogurt.

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  18. This spinach smoothie looks delicious. I have been using coconut milk lately and love the flavor

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  19. Looks awesome and delicious. Smoothies are my kids favorite one. I never tried this green coconut smoothie before. Will have to try this for sure. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

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  20. Looks awesome and delicious. Smoothies are my kids favorite one. I never tried this green coconut smoothie before. Will have to try this for sure. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

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  21. I used to think that I was not a morning person, either. I have found out differently! I am more productive in the mornings! Perhaps with a green coconut smoothie I would be even more productive!

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  22. Oh this looks really really good. I think that I will be making this because I love everything you included. Yummy!

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