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52 Top Coconut Milk Smoothie Recipes

Who doesn't love a tropical vibe on a hot summer day?

Coconut milk is a healthy, satisfying, and creamy alternative to cow’s milk. You will not be depriving yourself of a wholesome taste when drinking it because it contains a healthy amount of saturated fats as well as calories. Coconut milk can make your smoothies deliciously refreshing and these tropical fruit mixes will transport you to paradise. This milk is also a very good source of energy and nutrients and has many benefits that you can include in your weight loss program, as the medium chain triglycerides in coconuts have been shown to promote healthy weight loss [1].

Here are some delicious recipes you can try that use coconut milk.

1. Mango, Coconut, and Chia Smoothie

 

Creamy mango blast. Healthy plant fats and fresh ripe mango. What could be more better? Chia seeds add extra fiber to keep your colon cleansing.

  • Chia seeds
  • Light coconut milk
  • Chopped and peeled ripe mango
  • Honey, (optional)   
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Ice cubes

Source: Mango, Coconut and Chia Smoothie Recipe

2. Banana Coconut Smoothie

Want a milkshake? Here is a milky shake that is super healthy and creamy. It’s simple ingredient list gives you a straight-forward but powerfully satisfying taste.

  • Coconut milk
  • Frozen banana
  • Honey
  • Ice cubes
  • Water, as needed

Source: Banana Coconut Smoothie Recipe

3. Blueberry and Coconut Recipe

A coconut and blueberry concoction that has the added benefit of adaptogenic herbs. These herbs lend your body stamina and help to balance out any metabolic imbalances. With the tinge of lime, this drink has a little added flavor as well as added vitamin C. 

  • Organic coconut (water and flesh)
  • Bananas (peeled)
  • Organic blueberries
  • Whole lime (with peel)
  • Organic pea protein
  • Maca powder
  • Lucuma powder
  • Ice

Source: Blueberry & Coconut Recipe

4. TOASTED COCONUT SMOOTHIE

This one is even more creamy than the rest and super coconut-y. With coconut flakes added to the coconut milk, you’ll get a blast of coconut.

  • Sweetened flaked coconut
  • Light coconut milk
  • Banana, frozen
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Vanilla extract

Source: Toasted Coconut Smoothie Recipe

5. Heavy Metal Oatmeal Smoothie

Parsley and Cilantro are known to boost your immune system as well as detoxify the body. Cilantro is popularly used for detoxifying heavy metals naturally and there is some evidence, from research, that this herb is helpful in doing so. Add some oatmeal to make it a great breakfast smoothie.

  • Leftover oatmeal, quinoa meal, or buckwheat meal
  • Almond coconut milk or skim milk
  • Coconut water
  • Green apple
  • Fresh parsley
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Raw honey
  • Ice cubes

Source: Heavy Metal Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

6. Tropical Fruit Smoothie with Coconut Milk

Beat the heat during summer or feel the tropical vibe during fall and winter with this recipe.  It will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth as well because it's packed with fruit and even a little bit of honey.

  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen blueberry (or huckleberry, if you have it)
  • Ripe banana
  • Strawberry papaya (can also use the entire fruit)
  • Pineapple, fresh or canned, drained of syrup
  • Kiwi
  • Low-fat coconut milk (can use almond, soy, rice, or regular)
  • Honey

Source: Tropical Fruit Smoothie with Coconut Milk Recipe

7. Tropical Green Smoothie 8. Almond Joy Smoothie

Green smoothies are no doubt packed with nutrients necessary to kickstart your day. Many of us don’t eat nearly enough greens to get the vitamin K, calcium, and folate that we need.

  • Spinach, kale, or a blend of small leafy greens, packed
  • Banana
  • Peeled orange
  • Pineapple, cubed
  • Avocado, pitted and skin removed
  • Coconut milk (canned for best flavor)
  • Maple syrup (optional - use if fruit is not very sweet)
  • Crushed ice
  • Wild orange essential oil (optional)
  • Dried coconut chips (optional)
  • Chia seeds (optional)

Source: Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

8. Almond Joy Smoothie

A pleasurable chocolate-almond treat. It’s still healthy, after all, as it’s packed with antioxidants from chocolate as well as spinach.

  • Unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • Raw almonds
  • Unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • Spinach (a big handful will do)
  • Coconut extract
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Frozen banana, cut in half
  • Ice cubes
  • Optional: honey, or sweeten to taste with your favorite sweetener

Source: Almond Joy Smoothie Recipe

9. Creamy Mango and Coconut Smoothie

Add pumpkin seeds to this simple, classic recipe for zinc and to improve prostate health. Pumpkin seeds are sometimes recommended to fight enlarged prostate and urinary difficulties in older men.

  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut milk yogurt
  • Banana
  • Ground flaxseed, sunflower, and pumpkin seed
  • Frozen mango chunks
  • Passion fruit, to finish (optional)

Source: Creamy mango & coconut smoothie recipe

10. Coconut Milk Orange Smoothie

A milky orange smoothie. The agave nectar as a burst of sweetness because it’s a cactus extract with plenty of fructose.

  • Fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Coconut milk
  • Agave nectar

Source: Coconut Milk Orange Smoothie Recipe

11. Raspberry Coconut Smoothie

This vegan drink is something you would probably would love to try. It is sugar free and it is very friendly for people who are lactose intolerant. There is no added sugar in this recipe (an option you can opt out for a healthier smoothie). However, it will still taste sweet because of the natural sugar from the fruits.

  • Coconut milk (depending on how thick you like it)
  • Banana, peeled sliced and frozen
  • Coconut extract (optional)
  • Frozen raspberries
  • Shredded coconut flakes, sweetener of choice, to taste (optional)

Source: Raspberry Coconut Smoothie Recipe

13. Raw Spiced Butternut Squash Smoothie

Butternut squash is super rich with the red-orange pigment beta carotene, which is essential for our eye health and an important antioxidant.

  • Coconut milk
  • Non-dairy milk (oat, rice, soya, almond, hemp, coconut drink, or raw nut or seed milk)
  • Spinach (tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed)
  • Raisins (or any other dried fruit which can also be presoaked for a smoother blend)
  • Butternut squash
  • Bananas
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

Source: Raw Spiced Butternut Squash Smoothie Recipe

14. Immune-Boosting Strawberry Smoothie

Beets are a nice plant source of iron and ginger as a unique spicy flavor to this smoothie, along with lending anti-inflammatory and digestive-soothing effects. 

  • Frozen banana
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Beet, cold or frozen
  • Fresh grated ginger
  • Coconut milk or coconut water
  • Lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Spinach or other leafy greens (optional)

Source: Immune-Boosting Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

15. Kiwi Banana

This is pretty straightforward.  It is made from banana and kiwi partnered with coconut milk for a creamy smoothie.  This is one of the perfect smoothie for beginners.

  • Coconut milk
  • Kiwis
  • Frozen banana

Source: Kiwi Banana Recipe

16. Strawberry Coconut

Another straightforward smoothie for strawberry and pineapple lovers.

  • Low fat coconut milk
  • Strawberries
  • Frozen pineapple chunks

Source: Strawberry Coconut Recipe

17. Strawberry Melon

Pick your favorite type of melon and add honey or agave in the blender if you want extra sweetness.

  • Strawberries
  • Melon
  • Coconut milk
  • Honey or agave nectar

Source: Strawberry Melon Recipe

18. Blueberry Coconut

Perfect smoothie if you’re in a rush. Use unsweetened coconut milk if the blueberries and honey are sweet enough for you.

  • Blueberries
  • Whole coconut milk
  • Honey

Source: Blueberry Coconut Recipe

19. Pineapple Coconut

If you don’t like dairy, simple go for coconut milk with pineapple and honey. It will leave you with a beautiful yellow-tinged smoothie that includes the anti-inflammatory pineapple enzyme called bromelain.

  • Rounds of pineapple (cored and cut into chunks)
  • Coconut milk
  • Milk (opt out for a non dairy drink)
  • Honey

Source:Pineapple Coconut Recipe

20. Blackberry, Orange, and Coconut Milk Smoothie

Orange-coconut smoothie but with the antioxidant powerhouse blackberries added.

  • Oranges
  • Frozen blackberries
  • Coconut milk
  • Honey

Source: Blackberry, Orange and Coconut Milk Smoothie Recipe

21. Orange Julius with Coconut Milk

Tons of vitamin C and bioflavonoids in this one. Who knew you could use the orange peel? Though if you use the peel, buy an organic orange to greatly reduce the ingestion of synthetic pesticides.

  • Fresh oranges
  • Whole orange peel
  • Honey
  • Coconut milk
  • Ice cubes
  • Vanilla extract

Source: Orange Julius with Coconut Milk Recipe

22. Cleansing and energizing Red smoothie

If you’re in for an adventure, try out this recipe. It’s a bit more work, but you’ll end up with one of the most unique concoctions imaginable.

  • Pitaya, peeled
  • Red plum, chopped
  • Sangria lettuce
  • Parsley
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber, chopped
  • Cup orange juice
  • Banana
  • Melon
  • Fruit vinegar
  • Coconut milk
  • Chia
  • Cacao nib
  • Wheat germ
  • Moringa leaf
  • Bee pollen
  • Maca powder

Source: Cleansing and Energizing Red Smoothie Recipe

23. Tropical Green Smoothie

A tropical fruit-fat mix but with kale added for a beautiful green hue to your drink and an explosion of nutrition. Kale is super dense in vitamin K, which helps keep calcium in your bones and out of your arteries, lest it harden your blood vessels.

  • cup coconut milk (more for a thinner smoothie)
  • Banana, broken into pieces
  • Chopped pineapple pieces
  • Chopped mango pieces
  • Fresh kale (or spinach)
  • Ground flaxseed (optional)
  • Honey (optional)

Source: Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

24. Purslane Smoothie

Purslane is a veggie you don’t come across too often. It’s nutritional profile is impressive - packed with B vitamins, vitamin C, and minerals. And get your probiotics with the added kombucha.

  • Purslane
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Carrot
  • Beet
  • Bananas
  • Orange
  • Fruit vinegar
  • Kombucha
  • Milk kefir
  • Coconut milk
  • Cilantro
  • Chia
  • Wheat germ
  • Bee pollen

Source: Purslane smoothie Recipe

25. Nopal Lettuce with Tejocote Smoothie

Cactus, lettuce, cucumber, and lots of other goodies. It’s even got a little chocolate for extra flavor. And you can bet it’ll be creamy because of the avocado.

  • Nopal, peeled and chopped
  • Curly lettuce, chopped
  • Cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • Bananas
  • Tejocote, peeled and chopped
  • Avocado
  • Orange juice
  • Tangerine juice
  • Small lemon, juiced
  • Coconut milk
  • Water kefir
  • Kombucha
  • Milk kefir
  • Fruit vinegar
  • Cacao nib
  • Wheat germ
  • Chia
  • Bee pollen

Source: Nopal Lettuce with Tejocote Smoothie Recipe

26. Healthy Chocolate Monkey Smoothie

This one sounds delicious. Greens, peanut butter, and coconut milk. Peanuts are packed with vitamin E, an antioxidant important for protecting the membranes of your cells, along with niacin, folate, and plenty of minerals.

  • Coconut milk
  • Greens (optional)
  • Banana
  • RAW Cacao
  • Powdered peanut butter
  • Maple syrup (real)

Source: Healthy Chocolate Monkey Smoothie Recipe

27. Blueberry Smoothie

If you’re a yogurt lover, try this one. It’ll taste like blueberry yogurt with a splash of coconut. Blueberries have demonstrated specific benefits that like boosting neuronal (brain) health.

  • Vanilla yogurt
  • Blueberries, frozen
  • Coconut milk
  • Honey

Source: Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

28. 'Merica Smoothie

Show some patriotism and make use of red cranberries, white coconut milk, and blue blueberries. It makes for a pretty and healthy smoothie. Many people get a buzzed or high feeling from consuming cranberry juice or smoothies, so drink up.

  • Cranberry juice
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Lemon Greek yogurt
  • Honey
  • A few ice cubes
  • Coconut milk
  • Lemon Greek yogurt
  • A few ice cubes

Source: Merica Smoothie Recipe

29. Super Blue Superfood Smoothie

Flax seeds are full of fiber, healthy omega 3 fatty acids, and contain plant estrogenic compounds that are great for skin quality and prostate health. The phytoestrogens in flax can help in regulating your body’s own estrogen - whether it’s too high or too low.

  • Frozen blueberries
  • Banana
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Coconut milk
  • Small handful of ice

Source: Super Blue Superfood Smoothie Recipe

30. Mango Smoothie

Simple sweet mango drink.

  • Mango, diced
  • Coconut milk
  • Vanilla yogurt
  • Honey
  • Ice cubes

Source: Mango Smoothie Recipe

31. Tropical Green Smoothie

Tons of tropical fruit + your choice of milk. Add stevia if you want the smoothie to be extra sweet. Stevia is an herb that is way sweeter to the taste buds than sugar but doesn’t come with all of the bad effects of processed sugar.

  • Fresh baby spinach
  • Water
  • Skim milk(or unsweetened coconut or almond milk)
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Banana (preferably frozen)
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (or pineapple or coconut)
  • Ground flax seeds
  • Coconut flakes (mine were sweetened)
  • Stevia (or artificial sweetener of choice) or a bit of honey
  • Ice cubes

Source: Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

32. Summer Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry, peach, and pineapple.

  • Strawberries
  • Peach, cut into pieces
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Coconut milk

Source: Summer Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

33. "The Purple One" Smoothie

Purple is the color of royalty. So feel special while drinking this one. You can thank the antioxidant-rich skin of blueberries for its beautiful appearance. Coconut oil sets this smoothie apart from the rest - the healthy fats from the oil will give the smoothie an especially thick texture.

  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen mangoes
  • Frozen pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Coconut milk
  • Milled flaxseed
  • Lemon juice
  • Extra virgin coconut oil, melted

Source: “The Purple One” Smoothie Recipe

34. Tropical Strawberry Smoothie

Adding fruit juice to a smoothie instead of whole fruit gives it a thinner texture.

  • Strawberries
  • Fruit of choice (I used kiwi.)
  • Honey or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Unsweetened coconut milk (or almond milk)
  • Fruit juice
  • Banana (frozen)
  • Ice cubes

Source: Tropical Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

35. Piña Colada Smoothie

Who wouldn’t want a milky Piña colada?

  • Coconut water
  • Coconut milk
  • Sugar
  • Ice
  • Pineapple chunks, in juice

Source: Piña colada Smoothie Recipe

36. Aleah's Morning Monster Smoothie

This smoothie will give you monstrous energy. It’s a great nutrient-packed way to begin your day (or enjoy it any time you want). It makes for a big amount of green but fruity goodness.

  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • Large cucumber, peeled
  • Stalk celery
  • Carrots
  • Ripe banana
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen mango
  • Frozen pineapple
  • Chia seeds
  • Ground flaxseed

Source: Aleah's Morning Monster Smoothie Recipe

37. Yummy Hawaiian Smoothie

Transport yourself to the beautiful paradise of hawaii with this unique concoction mixing cantaloupe with oatmeal.

  • Strawberry
  • Diced cantaloupe
  • Vanilla creamer or milk with vanilla extract
  • Coconut Greek yogurt
  • Instant apple-flavored oatmeal
  • Ice cubes

Source: Yummy Hawaiian Smoothie Recipe

38. Blueberry Smoothie

Besides essential fatty acids, hemp seeds contain vitamin E, phosphorus, sulfur, potassium, sodium, iron, magnesium, calcium,  and zinc.

  • Frozen blueberries
  • Ripe banana
  • Hulled hemp seeds (or shredded coconut)
  • Coconut water (or coconut milk)

Source: Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

39. Strawberry Banana Orange Julius

A great cold fruity shake for a hot day.

  • Frozen orange concentrate
  • Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Cup coconut milk

Source: Strawberry Banana Orange Julius Smoothie Recipe

40. Coconut Nutella Vegan Smoothie

This is a decadent creamy chocolate treat. No animal products for those who want to stick to just plants.

  • Coconut milk, the thicker the better
  • Granulated sugar
  • Pears, and a little syrup from the can
  • Ice
  • Nutella

Source: Coconut Nutella Vegan Smoothie Recipe

41. Bravocado! Smoothie

Bravo! You’ll have plenty of avocado when you drink this one. Fill up on healthy monounsaturated fats.

  • Cold water
  • Cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage (such as So Delicious)
  • Avocado, pit removed, flesh scooped
  • Pear, peeled and cored

Source: Bravocado Smoothie Recipe

42. Apple Almond Flax Smoothie

A delicious autumn concoction or just a nutty apple snack if you’re feeling it.

  • Apple, cut into small pieces
  • Frozen banana
  • Almond butter
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut milk
  • Kale (optional)

Source: Apple Almond Flax Smoothie Recipe

43. Pineapple Coconut Banana Smoothie

Classically tropical. Banana, pineapple, and lime.

  • Coconut milk
  • Plain or vanilla yogurt
  • Banana
  • Chopped pineapple
  • Shredded coconut
  • Vanilla extract
  • Ice
  • Honey
  • Lime juice

Source: Pineapple Coconut Banana Smoothie Recipe

44. Kale Smoothie with Pineapple and Banana

Kale gives any smoothie you put it in a strong green color. You’ll be drinking green goodness filled with folate and detoxifying chlorophyll but the smoothie will still taste fruity. Everyone wins.

  • Coconut milk
  • Stemmed and chopped kale or spinach
  • Chopped pineapple
  • Banana, chopped

Source: Kale Smoothie with Pineapple and Banana Recipe

45. Vicky’s Beetroot and Berry Smoothie,

Red beets and raspberries mixed with citrus and cinnamon. Cinnamon adds a punch of antioxidants and helps balance blood sugar - warding off highs and lows.

  • Raspberries (frozen are fine)
  • Cooked beetroot
  • Clementines or Orange, peeled and segmented
  • Milk of choice (I use light coconut milk.)
  • Chia seeds
  • Ground flax/ linseeds
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Maple syrup or to taste
  • Small handful ice cubes, if using fresh raspberries

Source: Vickys Beetroot and Berry Smoothie Recipe

46. #Summer Spinach Mango Smoothie

Add straight sugar to this one if it's not sweet enough.

  • Ripe mango,chopped
  • Ripe banana
  • Baby spinach puree
  • Yogurt
  • Sugar, per taste
  • Fresh grated ginger
  • Coconut milk or cow’s milk

Source: #summer. spinach mango smoothie Recipe

47. Mango and Coconut Smoothie

Turmeric, greens, and almonds. Almond will earn you some vitamin E and turmeric is a powerful inflammation fighter that modern science has shown fights a plethora of diseases in innumerable ways. Its an incredible herb!

  • Spinach
  • Mango, peeled and chopped
  • Banana, peeled
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut water
  • Turmeric
  • Almonds

Source: Mango and Coconut Smoothie Recipe

48. Vicky’s Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl Breakfast

Oatmeal. Smoothie style. Choose honey as a sweetener if you want a more fruity taste or maple syrup if you want a more subtle taste. Maple syrup is mostly glucose, similarly to what you’d find in starch, whereas honey has much more fructose like that in sweet fruits.

  • Gluten-free rolled oats
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries, hulled and chopped, save 2 for garnish
  • Banana, peeled and chopped
  • Light coconut milk
  • Maple syrup/ honey/ agave nectar, plus extra for serving
  • Vanilla extract

Source: Vickys Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl Breakfast

49. Banana, Oats, and Almond Milk Smoothie

Thick banana oatmeal.

  • Rolled oats
  • Hot or boiling water (enough to just cover the oats)
  • Unsweetened almond milk, light coconut milk and almond milk, or soya milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Frozen banana, chopped
  • Almond butter
  • Chia seeds, soaked in water

Source: Banana, Oats and Almond Milk Smoothie Recipe

50. Strawberry Colada Smoothie

  • Banana, ripe
  • Pineapple, frozen
  • Strawberries, fresh
  • Coconut milk beverage, unsweetened
  • Container coconut Greek yogurt

Source: Strawberry Colada Smoothie

51. Vicky’s Banana Plum Smoothie

Very sweet and creamy. If you’re a sugar fiend, add some kind of syrup like maple syrup or honey.

  • Coconut milk or milk of choice
  • Plums, pitted
  • Frozen banana
  • Ice cubes
  • Sugar, sweetener, syrup, etc.

Source: Vicky’s Banana Plum Smoothie Recipe

52. Vicky’s Peach and Apricot Smoothie

You don't hear of apricots in smoothies too often, but why not enjoy one? They are rich in potassium and carotenoid antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals.

  • Banana, cut into chunks and frozen overnight
  • Peach, sliced and frozen overnight
  • Apricot
  • Light coconut milk (or milk of choice)
  • Milled flaxseed (linseed)
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Maple syrup or agave nectar, to taste

Source: Vicky’s Peach and Apricot Smoothie Recipe

Enjoy the Variety of Coconut Recipes!

There you go! You can choose a recipe for an awesome tropical experience every day.

There are so many other “milk” options besides cows milk out there. There are plenty of flavors to choose from - plenty of seed and nut milks with different tastes. If you want to avoid the potential downsides of cow’s milk like environmental pollutants, endotoxins, volatile galactose and others, you can choose from variety of nut and seed milks.

Coconut nut milk is a pure plant-based milk that will make for some delicious creamy shakes.

It's not some mediocre “substitute” for dairy. Coconut is a delicious and thoroughly enjoyable healthy food. You can enjoy its creaminess while feeling guilt-free.

For more smoothie ideas check out our 99 Amazing Weight Loss Smoothies including green, protein, gluten free and more recipe ideas.

Evan has years of experience researching and writing about the health effects of food and nutritional supplements. He is especially passionate about nutritional pharmacology and the bioavailability, efficacy, and actions of supplements. He wants to spread knowledge about how effective diet and supplements can be at treating ailments and promoting well-being. Learn more about Evan here.

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