As the weather gets warmer and we crave to drink something cold to refresh ourselves, I try to make smoothies for my family. With all the different smoothie we enjoy at home, one of my children’s favorite is the Mango Coconut Smoothie. It’s a perfect drink to add extra nutrition into our diet and cool down at the same time.
My son really loves mangos and we usually have them in our kitchen when they are in season. However, when mangoes are not in season, we purchase frozen mango to make this delicious smoothie. Thinking of creating a tropical flavor with mango, I used this delicious Unsweetened Coconutmilk from Silk to add natural sweet taste instead of using my regular almond milk.
The resulting mango coconut smoothie was a hit, and my entire family loved it. By the way, Silk Coconutmilk is not the same as the typical canned coconut milk. This coconut milk is a thin or light variety and it’s dairy, gluten and soy- free. It’s an excellent beverage option for vegan smoothies as it contains no animal products.
I usually add kale and spinach in every smoothie I make at home, but if you are not a big green leaf eater, start by making healthy smoothies without the green vegetables. Then try adding one or two leaves into your smoothie at a time, and then gradually increase the amount of green vegetables. You will be surprised your smoothie tastes so good even with green vegetables in it ( (just like Mr. JOC was! He eats green veggies but was against the idea of leafy green in his drinks).
If you enjoy coconut milk, you can find over 70 coconut milk recipes at Silk.com or visit this Pinterest board for more inspiration. Also, they currently have a $1 off coupon so you can save. Make some delicious Mango Coconut Smoothie now!
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- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen mango (or fresh mango with 5 ice cubes)
- ¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1¼ cup Silk’s Unsweetened Coconutmilk
- Put banana, frozen mango (or fresh mango + ice cubes), Greek yogurt, chia seeds, and coconutmilk in an electric blender/mixer or NutriBullet.
- Blend until all the ingredients are combined and smooth. Pour into 2 tall glasses.
Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.
Full Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.