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Strawberry, Coconut & Lime Smoothie

Strawberry, Coconut & Lime Smoothie

It’s STRAWBERRY TIME! If you’re as excited about Spring strawberries as we are, you’ll want to add this smoothie to your must-make list immediately! The coconut milk, cashew, and banana make it a creamy, hearty, delicious smoothie packed with taste and nutrition and the lime adds a little extra zip to your morning!

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Strawberry, Coconut & Lime Smoothie

Strawberry, Coconut & Lime Smoothie

Have an abundance of strawberries in the fridge? No worries! This smoothie is the perfect way to use them up.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 smoothies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for 2-4 hours, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon hemp hearts, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in your blender in the order listed above. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides of the blender if necessary. Pour into two glasses and top each with 1/2 teaspoon of hemp hearts, if desired.

Notes

If your blender seems to be struggling to blend the ingredients you can add more coconut milk 1/4 cup at a time until it runs smoothly.

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
    April 17, 2014 at 9:21 am

    I need to get into using coconut milk in smoothies, it just adds that tropical feel to them! I also have some hemp hearts waiting to be used, but I’m afraid to use them, so this seems like the perfect way to start : )

    • Reply
      Meg van der Kruik
      April 21, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      Abby, you are going to love the hemp hearts in this smoothie. They add such a great little nutty bite:)

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    April 17, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I most definitely have an abundance of strawbs in the fridge, as well as cashews. Slurrrrrpp!!

    • Reply
      Meg van der Kruik
      April 21, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      Yes Alexis, SLURRRRRRPPPP!!! I have been slurping on these smoothies for days now and I cannot get enough.

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    Julia Mueller
    April 17, 2014 at 9:26 am

    I’m psyched about all the farmers markets opening up for the season, too! There’s nothing like a sweet, juicy strawberry, and I always have to pick them up from the market. Like you, they tend to end up in my mouth before I can do anything with them, but this smoothie looks so tasty, I’ll definitely have to snag some extra strawberries to stick in it! I’ve still never put cashews in a smoothie and I love the idea. Protein for bk? Don’t mind if I do! Everything about this smoothie is sublime, my dear!!

    • Reply
      Meg van der Kruik
      April 21, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      Oh man Julia, you have to try cashews in your smoothie. CRAZY good!!

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    Emma
    April 17, 2014 at 10:41 am

    This looks perfect. I bet it’s super creamy with the coconut milk, cashews and frozen banana too- just how I like my smoothies 🙂

    • Reply
      Meg van der Kruik
      April 21, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      Emma, I hope you love this one as much as we do:)

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    Tina Muir
    April 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Ooooh this sounds wonderful! I have been on a smoothie kick recently, and have been trying out lots of different ones, this sounds lovely and refreshing. I am so jealous you can enjoy local strawberries, I hope to someday grow my own! Yum yum! So good for you too, and they taste incredible when they are fresh.

    • Reply
      Meg van der Kruik
      April 21, 2014 at 11:02 pm

      I agree Tina, fresh picked strawberries are the best!!

  • Reply
    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog
    April 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    This looks so delicious! I can’t wait until the farmers market around here has fruit, although here in WI we still have a winters farmers market with very scarce pickings!

    • Reply
      Meg van der Kruik
      April 21, 2014 at 11:02 pm

      I hope the fruit starts rolling in for you here soon! Although this works great with frozen berries too that have been thawed slightly.

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    She Rocks Fitness
    April 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    This screams summer deliciousness! I have yet to try coconut milk in my smoothies. I currently use unsweetened almond milk, but the extra fat would be good for me, and you can never go wrong with coconut. 😉

    • Reply
      Meg van der Kruik
      April 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      I used to only use almond milk in my smoothies too, but I am so grateful for the happy accident of purchasing a few cans of light coconut milk by mistake. Its a must now in my morning smoothie.

  • Reply
    mjskit
    April 17, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Now I wish I had picked up cashews rather than peanuts today. This looks delicious!

    • Reply
      Meg van der Kruik
      April 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      Oh no! Give it a try without the cashews. You may find you still like it:)

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        mjskit
        April 22, 2014 at 4:11 pm

        I will do that! The hubby is out of town tonight so this will make a great supper. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody)
    April 18, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Great choice of ingredients. I really do need to whip out my blender a lot more often, I’m missing out!

    • Reply
      Meg van der Kruik
      April 21, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      Lily, I don’t know why, but sometimes my blender goes into hiding too. It’s like I forget about it ir something. I finally just gave it a home on the counter and now I use it all of the time.

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    eat good 4 life
    April 18, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Loving the combo of flavors here. I need to start adding the dates onto my smoothies. I always use bananas but I sure can swap for the dates 🙂

    • Reply
      Meg van der Kruik
      April 21, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      I love pairing bananas and dates… it just makes for a super happy smoothie:)

  • Reply
    Steph
    April 19, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    ooohhh! Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum! this looks ssooooo good! I am making this! Thanks 🙂

    • Reply
      Meg van der Kruik
      April 21, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Yay Steph!! I hope you enjoy it.

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    Joanne
    April 21, 2014 at 7:10 am

    The best is when you walk into a supermarket and can smell the strawberries from across the room!! That’s how you know they’re good. I just bought some this week as well and now I can wait to get all smoothie on them! these flavors sounds so perfect together.

    • Reply
      Meg van der Kruik
      April 21, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      It’s smoothie time Joanne!!! I totally agree, there isn’t anything better then the scent of fresh strawberries wafting across the room.

  • Reply
    Jennie @themessybakerblog
    April 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

    The flavors in this smoothie are blowing my mind. I’m loving the addition of cashews. Nom!

  • Reply
    Robin
    April 25, 2014 at 3:29 am

    The organic strawberries are on sale multiple places here this week, so I can’t wait to make this! Ever since I saw a Vitamix person make a smoothie with lime, I do it his way now. If you’ve got organic limes, just take a tiny wedge, flesh and rind and throw it in! Now, I keep a lime in the freezer and cut off a sliver and add it to my smoothies whenever I want limey flavor. You get a big lime taste and it’s so easy! No more leftover limes getting pushed to the back of the fridge getting moldy (or is that just me?)

  • Reply
    jackie
    April 28, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Are the medjool dates a staple for this smoothie or just for added sweetness? I’d love to try it STAT but the dates are the only ingredient I don’t have on hand.

    • Reply
      Meg van der Kruik
      April 28, 2014 at 4:06 am

      Jackie I add the dates for sweetness so feel free to leave them out. You can always add another banana if you would like your smoothie a little sweeter as well.

  • Reply
    Katya @ Little Broken
    April 28, 2014 at 9:03 am

    What a great combo! Will have to try.

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