Tropical Coconut Smoothie

tropicalcoconutsmoothieOklahoma must have forgotten it’s supposed to be spring today; outside it feels like it’s in the low 20’s with icy rain, and I’ve been hearing tree limbs snap all day! On cold and dreary days like today when warm air is nowhere to be found, I wrap myself in a blanket, blend up a tropical smoothie, and pretend like it’s really summer and I’m on a beach. If any one thing could convince your brain it’s not miserable outside, this tropical concoction of banana, pineapple, orange, and coconut will get you as close to forgetting as possible (well, adding in rum would probably help more…but I digress). I even added a little avocado to the smoothie for an additional healthy fat source and to make it extra creamy.


So forget about the cold, grab a straw, and think about warmer days.




{Tropical Coconut Smoothie}

A dairy-free & vegan smoothie filled with tropical healthy ingredients. Drink one of these instead of some sugary pina colada made with a traditional mix of high fructose corn syrup and preservatives.


Servings: 2



1 medium banana, peeled & frozen

1 medium orange, peeled & frozen

2 Tbsp frozen pineapple juice concentrate (in the frozen fruit aisle)

1/2 avocado, fresh

3 Tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut

8 oz coconut water

1/2 cup soy milk (regular dairy milk or almond milk would taste good too)

*Ice cubes (optional)-toss in 4 or 5 ice cubes if you want an extra thick frozen drink.



1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth.


Nutrition info per serving: 230 calories,  10 g fat (6 g sat fat), 4 g pro, 34 g carb, 6 g fiber



2 Responses to Tropical Coconut Smoothie

  1. Sean says:

    I found a couple of nice “wake me up” smoothies I thought you might like too:

    1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
    1 cup fresh spinach
    1 kiwi, sliced
    1/2 banana (preferably frozen), sliced

    4 ounces chilled coffee
    4 ounces fat-free milk
    1 banana (preferably frozen), sliced
    2 tablespoons whole almonds
    2 teaspoons natural cocoa powder


    1 cup fat-free milk
    1/2 cup frozen blueberries
    1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
    1/4 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
    1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

    I replace the milk with almond milk but I still do a little Greek yogurt.

    • Ryan Baggett MA, RD says:

      I actually regularly have a version of those second two! I have a smoothie with coffee and almonds waiting in my queue to publish even. Great minds think alike right! I definitely need to try the first one, bc I’m trying to add in more vegetables to my breakfast smoothie.

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