Coconut Mango Smoothie {with Banana and Lime}

I hestitate to say this, but I’ve never really been a smoothie fan.

Well, let me rephrase: there’s not a thing wrong with smoothies, I’m just not entirely sold on drinking my calories and calling it a “meal,” unless we’re talking about root beer floats or margaritas.

And as “grown-up” as I’ve gotten in the last few years about eating vegetables, I just can’t fathom adding spinach or other greens into my blender with fruit and milk/yogurt/et cetera, and drinking it.

I’m sorry, I just can’t do it.

I know, I know, you probably can’t taste the vegetables at all, and I’m sure it’s an uber healthy power drink…but no.  Still not happening.

But this?

This I can do.

Coconut Mango Smoothie {with Banana and Lime}
serves 2, adapted from Daily Bites
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup water
  • a handful of ice cubes
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 sweetener packet, or ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.

I’m linking up over at Mom’s Crazy Cooking Challenge today, and if you haven’t checked out Tina’s site, you should. She’s got some great stuff over there.


Check out my previous Challenge entries:

Ooey Gooey Mexican Grilled Cheese
Blueberry Muffins with Coconut-Lime Glaze
Spicy Bolognese
Dark Chocolate Cake with Hot Chocolate Buttercream
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
Eggnog Fudge
Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

And be sure to check out all of the other great recipes from this month’s participants!

I’m linked up at these great parties this week: Crazy Sweet Tuesdays, Trick or Treat Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Cast Party Wednesday, Whip it Up Wednesdays, Watcha’ Whipped Up Wednesdays, Eat, Pray {Read}, Love, Sweet Treats Thursday, Mrs. Fox’s Sweets, Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, Itsy Bitsy Paper, Crumbs and Chaos, I’m Lovin’ It Fridays, and Weekend Potluck!

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  1. I think I should be on a beach somewhere drinking this one! With a cool breeze blowing through my hair, my toes in the sand…
    Do I really need to say awesome choice?
    Joan Hayes@chocolate and more recently posted..Strawberry Cheesecake SmoothieMy Profile

  2. Your photography is stunning and so is your recipe. I can see how you would enjoy this.
    Cynthia L. recently posted..Blackberry Envy SmoothieMy Profile

  3. all flavors I love..this is a must try smoothie!

  4. Awesome choice! This looks so refreshing!
    Melissa recently posted..Strawberry Cheesecake SmoothiesMy Profile

  5. I have vowed to make smoothies once a day all summer long, breakfast or a dinner substitute on hot summer days and I can’t wait to try ALL of the Crazy Cooking Challenge recipes from this month. Thanks so much for participating.

  6. This is the very best combo, I have seen and I have seen really terrific ones. Kudos.
    Chaya recently posted..Smoothies – My Crazy Cooking ChallengeMy Profile

  7. Your photos are SO beautiful. And this smoothie sounds so refreshing! I’m definitely going to try this one!
    Jen @ Juanita’s Cocina recently posted..Bananas Foster Smoothie ~ June #CrazyCookingChallenge!My Profile

  8. Thanks for stopping by (I’m #13). Your smoothie sounds so refreshing, a must try!
    Patty recently posted..Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie {Crazy Cooking Challenge}My Profile

  9. Oooooh, I love smoothies but I hate when I get chunks or seeds; not a fan! But this looks so smooth and healthy and yummy… and you know how much I love coconut and your drink suggestions 🙂
    Hayley recently posted..Cupcake in a CupcakeMy Profile

  10. Sounds so tropical and refreshing! Great photos! CCC #45

  11. This sounds delicious, and I love the use of the coconut milk. So unique!

  12. I love these Pictures!!!!!! Where did you get those cute glasses?! This looks so refreshing and yummy!
    Chandra@the plaid and paisley kitchen recently posted..Strawberry Nectarine Smoothie: Crazy Cooking ChallengeMy Profile

  13. I love smoothies! And there is mango in my fridge just waiting to make it into one. This is the perfect recipe 🙂
    Baking Serendipity recently posted..Peanut Butter Iced CoffeeMy Profile

  14. Now this is a flavor combo I love, reminds me of Kauai.
    Dawn ccc#21
    Dawn recently posted..Crazy Cooking Challenge- Strawberry Cheesecake SmoothieMy Profile

  15. I could do your smoothie too, it sounds tropical and delicious.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my CCC entry: Mango Melon Banana & Chia Smoothie.

    Cook Lisa Cook
    Lisa~~ recently posted..Mango Melon Banana & Chia SmoothieMy Profile

  16. Ashleen Moreen says:

    I love this one. The smoothie looks refreshing and good to taste! I better yet try this one at home. Great photos as well, thanks a lot for sharing!
    Ashleen Moreen recently posted..french doorsMy Profile

  17. Your smoothie sounds yummy! I’m with you though – a smoothie does not a meal make! I graduated to solid foods YEARS ago, lol.
    Terry recently posted..Nutella Banana SmoothieMy Profile

  18. The combination is really awesome. This is tropical paradise in a sip…A must try!
    myfudo recently posted..savory dishes: taking the bull by the horns with an open faced roast beef sandwichMy Profile

  19. Your smoothie sounds really good! I like coconut flavor, but not necessarily pieces of coconut, so I like how it just uses coconut milk. I would love to try this one. I’m glad I am not the only one to admit that I’m not crazy about smoothies!
    Lesa @Edesia’s Notebook recently posted..Crazy Cooking Challenge: Peach Melba SmoothiesMy Profile

  20. i didn’t used to be a big smoothie fan until the last few months, + now i’ve become obsessed with them. YUM! this looks fantastic!
    amy @ fearless homemaker recently posted..chocolate chip cookie cakeMy Profile

  21. This looks absolutely delicious! And your photos are gorgeous. Great selection for The Challenge, Ashley.
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground
    CCC #24
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground recently posted..Bell Pepper & Broccoli Vegetable LasagnaMy Profile

  22. I know what you mean. To me, a meal involves chewing. This is a gorgeous smoothie!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted..Whatever FridayMy Profile

  23. This looks delicious! I like to add spinach to smoothies sometimes, you honestly can’t even taste it. You can try adding it to a smoothie with chocolate in it and then you won’t see it either! Jen #59

  24. This smoothie looks so delicious! I love smoothies, but I agree, I could never add spinach or anything green to mine, it just doesn’t seem right to me. Stopping by from CCC#9.

  25. Oh my goodness, that sounds delicious!! I love anything with coconut and mango…this is the dream!


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