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)
Click the PLAY button below to hear me walk you through the steps of how to make this smoothie.
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. well-stirred 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.
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Thank you very much for these great recipe!
such a very nice recipe..really loved it.
My new fav dessert!
Amy is the antiinflammatory diet action plans by Dorothy calimers @ sondi brunet.is it good as your cookbook?
Hi Marilyn, We haven’t heard of that book. My book, Eating Clean, contains a 21 day plan AND 3 full pages of all
functional/alternative testing that you need to get to the root cause that no other book has.
Amie I have this cookbook called the antiinflammatory diet& action plans by Dorothy calmeris& sondi brunet. Is this book as good as yours?
Hi I don’t think the nutritional information is correct. With 2 bananas and maple syrup it has to be over 20g carbs per serving. Plus the calories cannot be 300 if you were to add up the calories/macronutrients. Just so you know!
Sorry this was an error.
I’m new to smoothies but willing to try this one. Your recording mentioned full fat coconut milk, but the written recipe uses almond milk. Do you have a preference? Is the coconut version richer in taste? Thank You!
So nice to hear from you. I initially used full fat coconut milk in this recipe and then switched it to almond milk so you can use either. The coconut milk will be much thicker. Enjoy! xx
My comment is you did not give measurements for the ingredients! Other than 2 bananas. If I heard it right, and I listened twice, you mention almonds, maple syrup, coconut flakes, almond butter, vanilla extract and coconut milk, but now how much of each. WTHeck?!
The website was down; now it’s back up and there for you. Our team fixed it; thank you! xx
So crazy how I found you after I found all of the exact info! This seems almost exactly like something I would make! Wow.
This recipe is so delicious and refreshing. I hope you enjoy!
Do you have any specific tricks for storing leftover smoothies? Mine don’t seem to keep very well. Do you freeze or fridge?
I would suggest storing smoothies in a glass airtight container with a lid and then placing it in the refrigerator. I like Ball mason jars with a BPA free reusable lid. Hope this helps!