Strawberry Banana Coconut Smoothie (GF and Vegan) – Mom’s Crazy Cooking Challenge

Crazy Cooking Challenge Day is one of my favorite days of the month in the blog world.  I like to see everyone’s take on the same theme.  The Crazy Cooking Challenge from Moms Crazy Cooking is a monthly blog  hop where all of the participants post a recipe that they have made from another blog, based on that month’s assigned theme.  So far, I have participated in the Spaghetti with Red Sauce, Blueberry Muffin, and Grilled Cheese challenges.  This month, it is fruit smoothies.

I love smoothies.  In fact, I even have a few smoothies on the blog already.  Heck, I just posted one a couple of days ago.  Almost every night I make a frozen banana, cocoa powder, and milk smoothie, since really I would prefer to eat ice cream every night, but this is a bit healthier.  Except on nights when I decide to replace some of the milk with Bailey’s, but that’s another story.

Well, as I was looking around the blogosphere for a smoothie to make for the challenge, I came across this Blueberry, Banana, Coconut Smoothie from Once a Mom, Always a Cook.  It sounded really yummy, but right now, blueberries cost $5 for half a pint.  And we had just been strawberry picking…

Strawberry picking collage

So we had a few strawberries sitting around that needed to be used.

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Thus, you get a Strawberry Banana Coconut Smoothie.

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One other slight change I made was that, after making this Fresh Corn Saute with Coconut Milk & Sriracha from Oh My Veggies, I had part of a can of light coconut milk left.  So I used that instead of the Coconut Dream called for in the original recipe.  Also, since my banana was pretty ripe and my strawberries were super-sweet, I didn’t add the additional sweetener called for in the original recipe, so it is your call if you need some honey or stevia or something else.

Strawberry Coconut Banana Smoothie collage 2

Since I used both a frozen banana and frozen strawberries, the smoothie was very thick, almost like ice cream.  And I am down with ice cream for breakfast.  But if you want it a bit thinner, either only freeze one of the fruits, or add more milk.

It was so delicious!  I totally hid this one from The Bug.  I know this does not make me a very good example, but I did not want to share!  Remember last time, when I could barely take a photo, because he was watching me and begging?  Not only was it delicious, but it was also very satisfying, probably because of the coconut milk.  And I even used light coconut milk.  If you use full-fat, then this would easily be two servings.  Of course, it probably should have been two servings.  But I was hungry.  And then didn’t eat lunch until way late.

Strawberry Coconut Banana Smoothie collage

And I will totally make this later in the summer when I can get delicious, local, cheap blueberries.

Make sure you check out the links at the bottom of the post to see the other entries, and click on mine, #51, to vote for it as the Ultimate Fruit Smoothie recipe.  Thanks!
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Have you gone strawberry picking?  What did you do with all of your berries?

Strawberry Banana Coconut Smoothie
 
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Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen very ripe banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup coconut milk (I used light coconut milk)
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender, Vita-Mix, or Magic Bullet, and blend until smooth.

Adapted from Blueberry, Banana, Coconut Smoothie from Once a Mom, Always a Cook

Enjoy!


Don’t forget to check out the other participants in the Crazy Cooking Challenge!

This recipe was shared with:

Crazy for Crust’s Crazy Sweet Tuesday

Amee’s Savory Dish Fit and Fabulous Fridays #35

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