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…
So we had a few strawberries sitting around that needed to be used.
Thus, you get a Strawberry Banana Coconut Smoothie.
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.
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.
And I will totally make this later in the summer when I can get delicious, local, cheap blueberries.
Have you gone strawberry picking? What did you do with all of your berries?
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen very ripe banana, cut into chunks
- 1 cup coconut milk (I used light coconut milk)
- 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
This recipe was shared with:
Crazy for Crust’s Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Amee’s Savory Dish Fit and Fabulous Fridays #35