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

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.

Comments

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!!

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.

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

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. 😉

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.

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.

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.

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

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?)

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.

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.

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