Strawberry-Banana-Coconut Smoothie

I now use my immersion blender to make all of my smoothies…it has sort of changed my life.  It is so much easier to get out and to clean than my big blender.  Plus, it’s the perfect size for one smoothie.  I just tossed this together last weekend to use up leftover coconut milk from dinner the night before (I used it to make cashew coconut rice…yum!) and I always have bananas and strawberries in my freezer.  I add flax seed and protein powder to my smoothies these days to make them extra filling.
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you will need:
¾ cup coconut milk
1 banana, frozen
large handful strawberries, frozen or fresh
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
2 tablespoons protein powder (I use unflavored rice)
water for thinning

Toss all ingredients together and blend until smooth.  Add water, a little bit at a time, to adjust to your desired consistency.  Will keep in the fridge for a day or so if you have leftovers!

makes: 1 smoothie
time: 5 minutes
from: cb original

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  1. Posted March 7, 2014 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    I am obsessed with strawberry banana shakes and NEVER thought to add coconut. What a great idea! I’ve never had flax seed in a smoothie, does it add any taste or texture after blending since it’s already ground?

    Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Ali
      Posted March 9, 2014 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

      Yea, it adds a whole new dimension of flavor…tastes very summery! Honestly I don’t really notice the flax seed in my smoothies, although it does add a bit of texture. If you are a “texture bothers me” kind of gal, look for the finest ground flax you can find! Let me know what you think if you make this!

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