This easy Strawberry Banana Coconut Smoothie makes for a sweet and creamy breakfast made with three simple ingredients.
This smoothie is so fresh tasting and easy to make, it’s a huge hit with my kids who think they are getting a special treat whenever I make it.
How do you Make a Thick Smoothie
This coconut milk smoothie is so simple and with a few tweaks you can customize it to exactly your preferences.
If you choose to use all frozen fruit, the result will be extra thick, almost like ice cream.
Choose only one frozen fruit or adding in a little more milk can thin it out closer to a milkshake in consistency.
Ingredients for the Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Strawberries – You can buy a bag of frozen strawberries or use fresh berries.
Bananas – Overripe bananas work great in smoothies when you want a sweeter flavour. You can use fresh or frozen bananas, I usually slice and freeze any overripe bananas to use for smoothies, I like that they add a lot of creaminess and a thick consistency.
Coconut Milk – Canned coconut milk makes for a richer smoothie with just a hint of coconut flavour, and helps makes it more filling. You can swap for any milk of your choice, but coconut milk is our family favourite choice.
How to Add Protein to a Smoothie
You may want to add protein to the smoothie to help keep you filled longer. Try these variations:
- Replace some of the coconut milk with plain yogurt. Greek, Balkan or Icelandic are higher in protein.
- Add hemp seeds.
- Add a little of the nut butter of your choice.
- Chia Seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Sesame Seeds
- ‘Protein powder
Can you make a Smoothie without a Blender?
Yes, and no. You could mash overripe fruit by hand and then add your milk but it wouldn’t end up with that thick and chilled consistency that makes them so good.
I recommend investing in a good blender; I’ve been using my Blendtec 575 for almost 10 years now and it is still going strong. It easily blends ice cubes and frozen fruit until perfectly smooth. If you intend to drink a lot of smoothies, you need to make sure your invest in a blender that is powerful enough to handle that.
Looking for more Delicious Breakfast Smoothie Recipes?
Check out some of my favourite smoothies:
This Grapefruit Breakfast Smoothie Bowl recipe will help you get going with an energizing and filling breakfast packed with fruit.
This Mango Banana Smoothie Bowl is a great choice for breakfast with the mellow sweetness of bananas and mango combined with orange juice for an irresistibly fresh bowl.
This pretty green Melon Mango Smoothie Bowl is packed with delicious, fresh ingredients that you will find come together nicely for a refreshing breakfast smoothie.
Strawberry Banana Coconut Smoothie
Yields: 1-2 Servngs | Prep Time: 5 mins
1 cup Frozen Strawberries 1 Banana 1 cup Canned coconut milk
Place all of the ingredients into a blender,and blend until smooth.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 Banana, cut into chunks
- 1 cup Canned coconut milk
Place all of the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!