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Toasted Coconut Smoothie

a vegan toasted coconut smoothie

4.8 from 6 reviews

This Toasted Coconut Smoothie is like happy pillows of sunshine. Healthy, vegan, and delicious, the toasted coconut is the real star here- a beautiful beginning to your day.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup toasted coconut, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 banana
  • juice of 1 orange (or sub the whole orange, or 1 cup pineapple)
  • 3 Medjool dates (pitted) 
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric root (or 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric)
  • 2 slices ginger ( 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen (optional, for allergies, not vegan)
  • 1/2 cup nut milk
  • —-
  • 2 cups ice ( please don’t leave out!!!)

Instructions

Toast the coconut flakes in a dry skillet over medium-low heat until golden and fragrant. This is key.

Place the banana, orange juice, dates, coconut, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla and nut milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the ice, one cup at a time and blend unti smooth.

To get smoothie to mound up like the photo, add 1/2 cup more ice.

Pour into a 16 ounce glass and top with toasted coconut.

Indulge.

Notes

The ice turns this from good, to heavenly. Trust me. 

I’m sure frozen bananas would work too.

Nutrition

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