Today we are sharing a simple, fresh and healthy recipe for a Raspberry & Coconut Smoothie! During the summer I’m always craving a fresh fruit smoothie, and this is one of my favorites.
Add blueberries to the raspberry layer for an extra fruity punch!
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (plus extra if you want to sprinkle some on top of the drink afterwards)
coconut water (frozen into 6 ice cubes)
1/2 frozen banana (peel before freezing)
1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder (optional)
honey (optional: to add some sweetness)
1. We are going to make the coconut layer first – Place 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 6 coconut water cubes and 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder (optional) into blender and blend. Pour mix into glass and rinse blender.
2. Now for the raspberry layer – blend 1 cup of fresh raspberries, the 1/2 frozen banana and 1/4 cup cup greek yogurt. If you prefer sweet drinks, add 1 teaspoon of honey before blending. Pour mix into glass & decorate the top with coconut flakes!
I have been on a total smoothie kick lately and have been trying out different kinds of smoothie recipes… Some turned out decent, others not so good. Than I came across this little gem – a delicious Mango & Strawberry Banana Smoothie and it’s so tasty, I had to share this one with you guys – believe me, it’s a keeper!
Fresh, fruity, healthy, pretty, & easy to make! (What more could you want?)
I found the recipe on myrecipes which you can find here, but I have adapted it slightly.
10 medium sized strawberries (washed, and chopped)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
pinch of freshly grated lemon zest
To make the Mango Layer
In a blender, combine the mango, 3/4 cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, pinch of lime zest & 2 ice cubes. Blend until combined. Divide the mango smoothie into 2 glasses, and set aside. Rinse the blender.
To make the Strawberry Banana Layer
Combine the banana, strawberries, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, pinch of lemon zest, and 2 ice cubes and blend until smooth.
Using a large spoon, GENTLY scoop the strawberry banana layer onto the inside edges of the glass on top of the mango layer. Do not pour the strawberry layer right on top of the mango layer straight from the blender, or else you won’t get the nice crisp horizontal line. (The first time I made a layered smoothie, it didn’t clarify how to pour the layer on top and I ended up with a swirly smoothie, instead of layered 😉 ) Take your time, and using a spoon drop small amounts at a time.