This Coconut Almond Joy Smoothie is creamy, refreshing, and simply satisfying. It’s dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and could even be mistaken for a milkshake! Whip this up in the morning for a quick on-the-go breakfast or for a tasty afternoon snack on a summer afternoon.
Smoothies are my go-to breakfast when the weather starts to heat up. Manhattan is already getting hot so I’ve been busy tossing a bunch of healthy ingredients into my blender to cool myself off before I head out into the heat.
This Coconut Almond Joy Smoothie is packed with healthy fats, protein, and fiber (the building blocks for an anti-inflammatory meal) to keep you happy and full until lunchtime rolls around. It’s naturally sweet without any refined sugar so you can feel good about serving it to yourself and your family first thing in the morning.
Let’s talk about how to make this creamy and refreshing smoothie, shall we?
How to Make:Coconut Almond Joy Smoothie (AUDIO)
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How to Make:Coconut Almond Joy Smoothie
You can make this smoothie in less than 5 minutes. As always, I like my recipes to be 3 simple steps or less. Here’s how to make your smoothie:
- Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender.
- Blend until creamy or desired consistency is reached. Add more ice as needed.
Note: I suggest you do not drink your smoothie ice cold because it will be easier on your organs and your body. No need to drink it hot, however, let it sit for a few minutes in your blender with the top off before you serve it. I guarantee your digestion will feel a heck of a lot better drinking it this way rather than freezing cold.
Tips for Making: Coconut Almond Joy Smoothie
You can use any nut butter you’d like (such as cashew butter, pecan butter or walnut butter) with this recipe but creamy almond butter from Whole Foods Market 365 Brand is the most flavorful in my opinion.
Make sure you purchase unsweetened coconut flakes because regular coconut flakes are high in sugar and way too sweet for breakfast.
If you prefer a thicker smoothie consistency, use less ice and almond milk.
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This Coconut Almond Smoothie is creamy, refreshing, and simply satisfying. It's dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and could even be mistaken for a milkshake! Whip this up in the morning for a quick on the go breakfast or for a tasty afternoon snack on a summer afternoon.
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 4 Tbsp. whole almonds
- 3 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes plus more for garnish
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp. creamy almond butter
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ice as needed
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and puree until creamy. Add ice as needed and transfer to glasses. Serve immediately.