YOU GUYS! I’ve found the perfect smoothie: healthy, delicious, and really simple to make! This coconut milk in this raspberry smoothie also offers some unique health benefits you can’t get from soy milk or dairy milk.
Why is Coconut Milk Healthy?
The Coconut Milk is healthy in moderation because it contains vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6 as well as iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Coconut milk also makes you feel fuller longer thanks to its fiber content, which makes it optimal for weight loss. It also promotes strong bones, low blood pressure, and the lauric acid helps fight infection.
A coconut milk smoothie, therefore, can help you get just the right amount of coconut milk in your diet so you can reap all of the great health benefits!
Note: coconut milk does contain saturated fat, so if you are worried about your saturated fat intake, you can also try using almond milk instead!
The thing about smoothies is that making them is basically an improvisational art. Like fingerpainting, ribbon dancing, or murder.
You wing it and figure out how much of each you like. The ingredient amounts are NOT set in stone. I don’t usually measure things out, but this is about the ratio that I keep things at. I have a single-serve Magic Bullet blender which pretty much guarantees that I am always controlling my portions, but if you use a regular blender you may want to measure your ingredients.
- 2 1/2 Cups Coconut Milk
- 1 Cup Frozen Raspberries
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Honey (use more or less to taste)
1. Bleeeeeeeeeeennnnd this smoothie like there’s no tomorrow
A note about coconut milk and the clean eating diet: Generally, Coconut Milk isn’t considered clean eating by the general standards of “5 ingredients” and “all pronounceable.” But technically, the only true clean dairy is raw milk, which is illegal in many states and really expensive. The cleanest coconut milk out there is comes in a can, and it’s the light version. Make sure your coconut milk does not contain carrageenan, which is a carcinogenic that causes inflammation and is found in Silk and So Delicious coconut milk.
The best choice, however, is to make coconut milk yourself. More info coming soon on how to do that!
Looking for another smoothie? Try my sparkling raspberry smoothie!