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Pineapple Coconut Banana Smoothie
Posted on June 17, 2013
What a great way to spend a summer evening delighting with a refreshing pineapple coconut banana smoothie that bring your mind to a tropical holiday. Pairing banana with fresh pineapple and coconut is definitely a good way to achieve this. I also added some lime juice to bring a bit of citrus flavor and create a perfect balance between tart and sweet.. mmm.. feel already in the Tropical Paradise.
This creamy smoothie, can also be a great way to start your day and serve it for breakfast.
This drink is high in saturated fats because of the coconut, but don't worry, it's a good saturated fat. It seems that not all saturated fats are bad. The plant-based saturated fats as in coconut, may have a neutral or even positive effect on cholesterol as compared to animal-based saturated fats. Just make sure to use the right coconut milk that is organic and has no guar gum or other additives, or even better make it your own.
This recipe is adapted after Bakingbites with slightly few changes, like using honey instead of sugar, unsweetened shredded coconut and added lime juice.
- Makes 2 servings
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
- 1 medium banana
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup ice
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- In a blender, place all ingredients, cover and process until smooth.
- Pour into chilled glasses and serve.
Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories:350, Fat:18.7 g, Saturated Fat:16.3, Carbohydrates:43.0 g, Sugar:30.9 g, Fiber:4.9 g, Protein:6.3 g, Cholesterol:4 mg, Calories from Fat 168, Sodium 59mg, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 83%, Calcium 14%, Iron 16%, Nutrition Grade B, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.