Strawberry Coconut Almond Smoothie

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paleo strawberry coconut smoothie recipe

Recipe: Strawberry coconut almond smoothie

This velvety strawberry and coconut smoothie makes a great Paleo breaky, a post-workout meal or a snack for an active, hungry monkey. How do you make the tastiest dairy-free smoothie full of natural sweetness and flavour?

Yes, coconut or almond milk can be used instead of cow’s milk but my little tip is to use frozen berries instead of ice which otherwise dilutes the flavour. I used 8-10 small frozen stawberries and about 3 medium fresh strawberries, which will provide about 6-7 grams of sugar, 4 grams of fibre (you need 25-35gm per day), vitamin C and disease-fighting antioxidants ellagic acid, anthocyanins and quercetin. Coconut milk and almond butter pack this drink with lots of yummy healthy fats and very little sugar. I added a tiny teaspoon of honey  but it’s optional and depends if you’ve earned it (i.e. let off some steam and sweat at the gym). Add 1 boiled egg or some beef jerky, not into the smoothie itself, to make it into a complete meal.

Ingredients

  • 8-10 small frozen strawberries
  • 3 fresh strawberries
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 1 tsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp honey

All you have to do is process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Garnish with coconut shavings and fresh strawberries. Should take 5 minutes max. There will be enough to share but if you’re hungry better keep the whole amount to yourself.

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11 Comments

  1. Anthony
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    Hey guys,

    Nice recipe! :)
    For breakfast and snack this is really great! However, I would stay away from it post-workout smoothie due to the fats in the coconut oil and the fructose content. Try organic maple syrup instead of honey :) has a much lower fructose content, so won’t spike insulin.

  2. Melissa D.
    Posted January 23, 2014 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    Is there something I could substitute for the almond butter that is nut-free? Also, what type of coconut milk did you use?

    • imacri
      Posted January 25, 2014 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

      Hi Melissa,

      You can add some coconut oil or coconut butter or even some tahini, which is made from sesame seeds. Otherwise just leave it out. Almond butter adds a bit of protein so you can also add some protein powder instead.

  3. shan
    Posted March 5, 2013 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    Can I replace the almond butter with cashew butter as that’s all i have at the moment? :)

    • imacri
      Posted March 5, 2013 at 5:29 am | Permalink

      For sure, cashew or macadamia butter is fine. You can even leave it out but it does pack a bit more protein and energy in the drink.

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