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
Ingredients
  • 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
Method
  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.

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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!

25 Comments

  1. Mireille

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

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  2. Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING

    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.

    Reply
  3. Hayley

    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 🙂
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  4. Meghan

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

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  5. Ashleen Moreen

    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

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  6. Terry

    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

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  7. Lesa @Edesia's Notebook

    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

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  8. Jen

    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

    Reply
  9. Alyssa

    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.

    Reply
  10. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles

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

    Reply

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