Coconut Banana Smoothie

Coconut Banana Smoothie.pngSimple smoothies are one of the best ways to start the morning and they also make the perfect pick-me-up during the day, especially when you are short on time! This smoothie only contains a few ingredients, but every single one of those ingredients brings a serious dose of nutrition to the table!

Coconut water has boomed in popularity in the last few years – and for good reason! Coconut water is the clear liquid found in green coconuts. It is bursting with electrolytes, making it the perfect choice for refreshing your body after a workout. If you consume sports drinks after you exercise then you should consider switching to coconut water. Several sports drinks contain high levels of sugar which is going to be of detriment to your fitness efforts! A cup of this water only contains 46 calories as well as a favourable amount of fibre, protein and a tiny bit of fat!

The combination of fruits in this recipe ensure that you are getting a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants into your diet. They are also (in my opinion!) some of the tastiest fruits available and will satisfy your taste buds!

Coconut Banana Smoothie2.pngTo make this recipe for one person, you will need the following ingredients:

1 ripe banana
300ml of coconut water
1 cup of strawberries
1/2 a cup of blueberries
1 tsp. of spirulina

Simply combine all of the ingredients in your blender and blitz until smooth before transferring to a glass to drink.

This is a recipe from an upcoming course on my e-learning portal, The Flexi Foodie Academy – head there now to check out what’s already on offer!

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Rice N Dine says:

    Sounds good! And I love coconut so I guess I’ll be trying this one of these days 🙂

  2. This sounds delicious!

  3. celinatalk says:

    This looks so good! I am going to have to try it 🙂

  4. I was drinking coconut water until my doctor told me that it was full of sugar. I’d appreciate your opinion on this. Will try the smoothie out. Thank you!

  5. Ohhh looks delicious! Coconut water isn’t full of sugar. Although it has SOME natural sugars, it has about half the sugar of fruit juice or fizzy drinks. It’s absolutely fine to have! Here’s a post I wrote on it…….

    https://sarahdietitian.com/2013/07/27/coconut-water-worth-the-hype/

  6. Rajat says:

    That looks so delicious. Trying this soon.

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