- One cup almond milk (you can substitute reduced fat or non-fat milk if you prefer)
- One quarter cup of light coconut milk (I'll blog specifically about this in the future)
- One frozen banana
- Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Measure and pour one cup of almond milk into your blender
- Add one quarter of a cup of light coconut milk (it is available in cans in the Asian aisle -- make sure you buy the light kind)
- Add a small frozen banana broken into several pieces to your blender
Note: Here are instructions for creating your own frozen bananas. You might want to cut them into several pieces depending on how powerful your blender is. Also, if you prefer pineapple you can substitute frozen pineapple for the banana, or half a serving of each.
- Add half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
- (Optional) Add some crushed ice if you want an icy texture
- Blend, transfer to cup, drink and enjoy!
In terms of calories, it is variable (so make sure you check based on your ingredients), but if you use almond milk, a small-ish banana, and light coconut milk, it comes out to approximately 170 calories, 6 grams of fat (primarily from the coconut), and 3 grams of fiber -- so 3 weight watchers points.
I hope you enjoy the smoothie!
Here are some other coconut filled foods I've posted about: Coconut Milk Yogurt, So Delicious Ice Cream Sandwiches, Coconut Ginger Soup, and Nada Moo Ice Cream.