Some days I wake up and find myself in the mood for a coconut almond smoothie, because not everyday calls for a fruit smoothie! Can you relate? When that happens I reach for the blender and whip up this rich coconut almond smoothie! It’s smooth, nutty flavor is crave-worthy and it’s also loaded with healthy protein so I stay full until lunchtime. With that said, it’s also a great snack option, especially for those strenuous workout days!
Quick Coconut Almond Smoothie Recipe
Unlike many vegan smoothie recipes, this smoothie calls for coconut milk, which is (in my opinion) lighter than say, almond milk and therefore pairs perfectly with the heaviness of the almond butter. Now, if you really want to make this smoothie memorable, add slivered or chopped almonds on top to give it a serious crunch!
Coconut Almond Smoothie Ingredients
The ingredients in this smoothie may surprise you! Instead of using almond milk, I combine coconut milk with almond butter, which gives it a really smooth and silky taste. I also add dried dates to the blender, to give it a hint of sweetness, ice cubes of course to make it extra cold, vanilla extract, and a hint of cinnamon.
Coconut Smoothie Recipe
Now, if you’re in the mood for something chocolaty, I suggest substituting the coconut milk for chocolate coconut milk. But just know that if you do so, you may need to call this smoothie dessert! Which, let’s be honest, this could be an excellent option for an after dinner sweet snack too. It’s just sweet enough to curb that after dinner sweet craving, but light so you won’t feel too full after drinking it right before bed.
Rich and Creamy Coconut Smoothie
Now, if you’re wondering what kind of vanilla extract to add, I personally prefer the Madagascar variety, but if you don’t have that on hand, you can add the standard variety pure vanilla extract too! But, let me know if you agree below, there’s just something about Madagascar vanilla that makes everything taste extra delicious!
Coconut Almond Smoothie
This coconut almond smoothie tastes rich and smooth, almost like dessert, but is actually very healthy!
- 1 c coconut milk
- 3 tbsp almond butter
- 3 dates (dried) stones removed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 c ice cubes
- pinch ground cinnamon
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 15-30 seconds or until thoroughly combined.
Pour into chilled glasses, sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!
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