Dairy-Free Strawberry Cilantro Coconut Smoothie

by Amie on April 29, 2013

It’s the end of April and all I want are my flip-flops, a pretty mani/pedi, my sunglasses and my beach chair.

Toss in a tiny weeny yellow polka dot bikini and we’re all set.

Get the picture?

I’m so ready for summer.

And with Memorial Day only a month away – we’re in the home stretch, folks!

Ya see, I’m a beach gal living in the heart of Manhattan. I grew up on the beach about an hour outside the city where my parents still live … and where I spend my summer weekends soaking up the salt air and riding my bike with my beach chair on the handle bars and my smoothie in one hand.

No joke.

Whether you’re lookin’ for a pretty pink way to brighten your day or a refreshing start to your morning, this strawberry smoothie recipe (or coconut smoothie..whatever you wanna call it) is sure to put a smile on that tan (not sunburned) face of yours! I don’t care if you live in Kansas and all you’re planning this summer is to garden and stick your toes in your water hose- you can close your eyes and pretend your with me sippin’ this here smoothie at the shore.

Thank goodness I have a family that let’s me make a mess in their kitchen. Now if only they cleaned up for me…

I dunno if I’ve told you guys about my love affair with smoothies before…about how they remind me of summer because they’re so refreshing. They’re all about the fresh fruit and crunchy ice.

Smoothies are so easy to make at home and it’s kinda hard to mess ‘em up so you should be able to do this one with no problem at all! You just need to prep some fresh fruit and have some ice on hand.  I chose fresh strawberries and cilantro along with a few coconut flakes because I spotted them at the farmer’s market that were just begging to be purchased.

This recipe is fruity n’ fun…to say the least and it takes less than 5 minutes to prep- then other few seconds to slurp it on up!

Get your straws ready, folks…you’re gunna love this one.

5.0 from 1 reviews

Dairy-Free Strawberry Cilantro Smoothie
Recipe type: Beverage
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
 
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Vegan
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, stems removed
  • 1 medium ripe banana, peeled
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • ½ cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze Almond Milk
  • ½ tsp. powdered stevia
  • ½ tsp. coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth. Transfer to serving glasses.
  2. Serve chilled.
Notes
Serving Size: 1¼ cup Calories: 271.6 cal • Fat: 9.9 g • Protein: 6.1 g • Carb: 41.4 g • Fiber: 5.7 g • Sugar: 16.2 g • Sodium: 121.4 mg

 

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Jenn@slim-shoppin April 29, 2013 at 1:04 pm

I know what you mean about flip flops and the beach. We are being teased with 70-80 degrees the next few days in Chicago, but then I’m sure it will be snowing by Friday! :)

I love the addition of cilantro in this smoothie – definitely putting it on my “must make” list. Have a great day!

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Amie April 30, 2013 at 11:14 am

Thanks Jenn; the cilantro is amazing. Hope you like it!

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emily (a nutritionist eats) April 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Sounds so good Amy!

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Amie April 30, 2013 at 11:13 am

Thanks Em!

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BEVERLY MILLEY April 30, 2013 at 8:52 am

AMIE,

I THINK THIS LOOKS GREAT AND MUST TASTE WONDERFUL, CAN’T WAIT TO TRY THIS ONE! THANKS AGAIN

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Amie April 30, 2013 at 11:13 am

Thanks Bev!

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Carlyn Berghoff April 30, 2013 at 10:52 am

Love this! I broke out the flip flops and got my first pedicure of the season. I think the warm weather is just a tease, but I’ll take it :) Question – what does the oats do to the smoothie? Is it for texture, taste, or pure nutritional value?

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Amie April 30, 2013 at 11:12 am

Thanks Caryln; the gluten-free oats add fiber and nutritional value! They also make the smoothie filling and adding them to smoothies will keep you satisfied for much longer than if you didn’t add them in.
Enjoy!!

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Jonathan Cochran April 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Amie, this is an awesome recipe. I don’t think I’ve seen a smoothie recipe that calls for cilantro before. Would love to share it on my site – and credit you, of course.

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Amie April 30, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Thank you; I’d ask that you please not repost this recipe on your site however you are welcome to link to this recipe. Thank you Jonathan; have a great day!

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gina @ skinnytaste April 30, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Now there’s a combo I would have never thought of myself :) Love it!

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Amie April 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Thanks Gina; so great to hear from you! xox

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yummychunklet April 30, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Cilantro in a fruit smoothie? What a great twist!

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Sue May 3, 2013 at 5:28 am

I live in the UK. Just coming out of the longest and coldest winter in my life time. I was born in 68!!

I just love the sun on my back.

I like your smoothie. In the UK we call cilantro, coriander, often sprinkled over curries. When the weather gets warm I replace my bowl of oats (gluten free) for smoothies – so this is perfect timing.

I have to say that its my favourite herb. The aroma always reminds of my time in Asia.

Thanks for sharing.

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen May 3, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Ooo, I wouldn’t have thought of cilantro with strawberries but it must add a nice freshness!

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Laura Dembowski May 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm

It is my dream to live near the beach. It sounds so nice. This smoothie is gorgeous and perfect for Summer! I love that it has oats and nuts in it for a little more nutrition too.

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Monica May 21, 2013 at 8:57 am

hey I just found your Blog and I am loving it! I have already printed out 4 recipe in less than half hour of reading that I want to try. So thank you very much.
Just one question on this smoothie recipe about the cashew nuts, do you have to soak them before or you put them as mother nature made them?
Thanks a million!

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Amie May 21, 2013 at 9:06 am

Thanks Monica; so great to hear from you! I didn’t soak the cashews but you can if you want to. I used raw cashews! Hope that helps. Have a great day!

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