Coconut Strawberry Smoothie
For the longest time, breakfast was my favourite ever meal of the day. It used to be *the only thing* that would get me out of bed. I’d be so excited to dig into a bowl of muesli or boiled eggs and a hot cup of tea. These days, it’s all gone the other way. I feel like the childhood magic of breakfast has worn off, and I’ve finally grown-up. It’s a bit strange but I can hardly look cereal, porridge or cute little freshly boiled eggs in the morning and have to literally force myself to eat something. Here’s where smoothies are the ultimate ‘I’m not a breakfast person’ solution. And perfect for on the go! Best of all, strawberries are coming down in price as it gets closer to their season. Getting into the spring-summer mindset, I’m loving my Coconut Strawberry Smoothie!
How to Make Coconut Strawberry Smoothie
I kind of wasn’t going to even post this recipe as it’s so simple, but the ingredients make a super tasty combo. To be honest, I almost forgot how to not do a green smoothie I’ve been so obsessed with kale. But sometimes less is more, and the best flavours are with only a few delicious fruits. Mr. Reliable banana gives the ultimate smooth texture to the drink (also making it less sad and watery). Adding mint (I could happily live in a bag of fresh mint… the smell is just!!! Yes that was a Pineapple Express reference) brings a beautiful uplifting freshness and the coconut makes the whole thing sing.
You will need:
- 2-3 handfuls of ripe strawberries
- 1 ripe or frozen banana
- Alpro Coconut Original (a light mix of coconut and rice milk) or Koko Dairy Free
- Generous handful of fresh mint
- Optional: 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- Optional: 1 handful fresh raspberries
Just add everything into your blender or smoothie maker (I LOVE my Breville Active Blend I got for Christmas two years ago, I’ve got so much use out of it and it’s much less mess than a regular blender ?) and there you go! Personally I think this tastes especially good with Koko Dairy Free as it is much lighter than coconut milk and gives it more of a tropical taste than plain rice, almond or oat milk. If you’re wondering, my cute mason jar cup with reusable plastic straw is from good old Home Bargains!