St Patrick’s Day is around the corner so something green is in order, and this summery green smoothie is the perfect thing! And this one is special…
and no banana in sight
and yet this smoothie is beautifully green, thick, creamy, sweet and delicious
So if you want to liven up your smoothie routine then this tropical tasting, coconut infused green smoothie is for you! It’s by far my favourite!
And this smoothie is perfect to enjoy as the weather starts to get warmer. It’s summery, coconut-y, and refreshing, plus it’s so thick and super creamy that it’s like drinking a cup of ice cream that’s melted in the sun.
So what’s in it??
Only 7 ingredients plus an optional spoonful of sweetener. Throw them all into a blender and in a couple of minutes it’ll be ready to drink!
It’s a mixture of creamy avocado, sweet mango and coconut water, tart and tangy lime, and a little basil to finish it off.
It’s mostly sweet but with a bit of tang from the lime. Just a hint of basil flavour comes through and ties all of the flavours together perfectly. But the best part is that unlike kale/spinach smoothies which can sometimes be a little on the stringy side, this one is smooth to the very end! And no need for a high tech blender
Tropical Avocado, Mango and Coconut green Smoothie
Makes 2 large glasses
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond)
- Juice of 1/2 a large lime
- 10 large basil leaves
- 1 avocado
- 1 medium size fresh mango, chopped and frozen for a couple hours or overnight (about 1 cup) (or 1 cup of pre chopped and frozen mango).
- pinch of salt
- Optional for added sweetness – 1 tbsp agave
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and add 1 tbsp of agave if desired. Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with sliced lime or lime wedges.
*It’s still really good if the mango isn’t frozen so if you don’t want to take the time to freeze it then no need!