We recently posted Our Best Healthy Smoothie Recipes, and it got me back in the Smoothie kick again. I especially love them this time of year, when I can pretend I am close to the beach enjoying my tropical smoothie. Haha! They are so refreshing and motivating. And I love fruit.
It wasn’t until I met my husband, that I discovered the riches of coconut, and who has now made me a coconut fan, too. He loooooves coconut. As a kid he would sneak into his mother’s Tupperware bin hidden in the lazy susan and grab heaping handfuls of coconut…So far, I haven’t caught him yet at our house 😉 But now, I would have to agree that it enhances the flavor when paired with fruits, or chocolate, or ice cream – you name it.
By happenstance, I tried adding shredded coconut to our smoothie drink, and it was a hit! Kinda fun to have some tasty coconut surprises along the way. Give it a try and it will be a wonderful jumpstart to your day!
- ½ c. orange juice
- ½ c. greek coconut yogurt
- 1½ - 2 c. tropical fruit ( I used frozen strawberries, pineapple, and papaya)
- ¼ c. shredded coconut
- 3 T. honey
- 1 c. ice
- Combine all ingredients in blender. Pulse several times until smooth. Garnish with fruit. Store in refrigerator for 1-2 days.