A coconut milk smoothie with coffee?! All my dreams are coming true!
Prior to now, I have not been a smoothie drinker. I know smoothies are all the rage, but I really prefer to eat my food. Why make a strawberry smoothie when I can just eat strawberries? I like kale. I don’t have to hide it in a fruit-laced drink. I’ll just eat it with a fork.
All was going just fine in my non-smoothie world until my friend Faith from An Edible Mosaic wrote a book of smoothie recipes and asked me to try a few. I’ll do pretty much anything for my friends, so I agreed. Skimming through the book, all the recipes sounded pretty delicious; chocolate cake batter, peaches and cream, raspberry-lime green tea, until…………
Hold the phone.
She must have made this one just for me right? I’ve never been the same since Starbucks discontinued their coconut latte, and seeing this recipe was like the sun shining down after a thunderstorm. The best part about this smoothie is that it has oatmeal and cashews in it too, so it’s like a meal in a glass. Plus, I made it in my magic bullet so I could just blend and go.
These days, as you know, I’ve been all about the quick, portable recipes and this smoothie definitely hit the spot during my weeks of craziness.
Maybe I am starting to see the appeal of smoothies after all.
- 2 Tablespoons rolled oats
- 1 heaping Tablespoon raw cashews
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup canned light coconut milk
- 1 packet instant powdered coffee (I substituted ¼ cup cold brew coffee)
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 packet stevia
- ½ teaspoon coconut extract
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 6 to 8 ice cubes
- Add oats and cashews to a blender and pulse until powdery
- Add all remaining ingredients except ice and process until smooth
- Add ice and pulse until pulverized
- Transfer to a serving glass and serve immediately.
If you guys love smoothies, think you might like smoothies or are even remotely curious about smoothies, be sure to check out this book! Faith and her co-author Alyssa not only have created a ton of amazing smoothie recipes, but the book is full of useful smoothie information like how to build flavors, what types of liquids work best, and how to troubleshoot common smoothie issues. It’s pretty much the smoothie bible. Plus, they combined coconut and coffee which makes them geniuses in my book.
Always eating on the go? Try these other portable, healthy recipes.
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