The coconut milk banana smoothie is naturally vegan and vegetarian. It is excellent to start the day refreshingly. A guilt-free morning meal is ready quickly without just a few ingredients.
This filling smoothie recipe is one of the coconut milk recipes that you could ever dream of. You will never feel like missing the delicious smoothie made with light ingredients. And definitely, you will be happy that it is now simple to make for a large crowd or a single-serve.
Have you considered a vegan or avoided smoothies for animal products? This coconut milk banana smoothie is personally customized for your needs.
Turning to a new meal plan need not necessarily cut down all our favorites. It is an intelligent move to personalize things to our needs. This is wiser and stands in the long run.
And all these words make me think, am I exaggerating a simple smoothie? Not that I have the same excitement every I drink.
Being a South Indian, I always grew up with the coconuts and coconut milk around me. Coconut milk and coconut water are part of regular food. The creaminess and subtle nutty flavor of coconut milk give me the pleasure of ice cream.
The fresh coconut milk will not have any flavor of its own. However, the ready-made coconut milk's taste in stores varies with the brand and the type. So always try the different brands and find your favorite.
I find coconut milk in the grocery store's refrigerator aisle closest to fresh homemade coconut milk.
Some canned coconut milk has a bold, nutty flavor, which I did not like. I'm sharing my thoughts. What's your favorite? Please share with us by commenting on this post.
The other smoothie recipes,
- Strawberry pineapple smoothie
- Mango pineapple smoothie
- Mango boba smoothie
- Kiwi mango smoothie
- Persimmon smoothie with ginger
- Fruit drink recipes
How to make Coconut milk banana smoothie
We are making the smoothie using raw ingredients without cooking them. So, there are more chances of inheriting the natural health benefits of these ingredients.
This creamy coconut smoothie is easier to make than any other smoothie recipe. Assemble all the ingredients and blend them. It's all done. Let us see the elements and their possible substitution now.
Banana. Rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Especially potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. Banana has natural sugar. So, our smoothie does not require any addition of artificial sugars, which is another advantage of banana coconut smoothies.
Select the ripened banana, as these are sweeter and give a perfect velvety texture to the banana coconut smoothie. The banana with green shades of color will not provide a creamy texture and has lesser sweetness. The mature yellow banana is the finest.
A frozen banana is also good; this coconut milk banana smoothie is the best way to use leftover bananas.
Coconut milk. High-Calorie ingredient. You may opt for thin, low-calorie coconut milk if you are worried about the calorie content.
I prefer unsweetened coconut milk over-sweetened.
If you have changes, make your coconut milk. It's easy and needs a few expert tips.
Chia seeds. My secret is making the smoothie a full-fledged breakfast. These are loaded with antioxidants and fiber. Furthermore, it's a great addition to the texture. Gives an amusing experience in every sip. After tasting, you will agree with my statement as well.
Sweetener. The banana is naturally sweet, so this smoothie requires no additional sweetener. But you may add sugar, honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
The recipe steps
The banana and the coconut milk get mashed up well in any blender. But the high-power blender makes the most creamy, silky smoothie that flows in your mouth.
Most of the work is already done if it is a fully ripe banana. Any blender will do its job successfully.
Slice the banana roughly while adding to the blender jar. This makes the blender easier to blend smoothly and quickly.
Next, add the coconut milk. Pulse until the mixture becomes smooth.
Transfer to tall glasses and sprinkle some chia seeds on the top.
Add ice cubes if preferred and serve.
Printable recipe card
Coconut milk banana smoothie
- In the blender jar, add banana and coconut milk.
- Pulse until the mixture becomes creamy.
- Transfer to tall jars. Sprinkle chia seeds on the top.
- Serve immediately.