Frozen Coconut Banana Protein Smoothie

Don't you dare throw your coconut flesh away! 

When I was pregnant with my first baby 6 years ago, I some how stumbled upon fresh young coconuts.  The market near my house would actually open them for you if you requested it.  They would stick a straw in the top and I would drink the coconut water as I walked around shopping.  Well by the time I was done shopping I had already finished it and was craving another one.  The fresh coconut water that came out of these amazing coconuts were pure heaven to me and extremely hydrating.  I was extremely thirsty during my pregnancy to the point even water wouldn't satisfy me.  Now many times I would eat the flesh, but sometimes my stomach wouldn't be in the mood for it.  I actually use to just throw the coconut away. BIG MISTAKE!  Scoop the flesh out and put it in the freezer for homemade smoothies and ice cream treats.

Here is a smoothie I just made this morning before my strength and conditioning workout for optimal energy



8 oz of Unsweetened Almond Milk or Water
Frozen Coconut Flesh from 1 Young Coconut
1 Frozen Banana
1 scoop of Vanilla FIT 365 or a Raw Vanilla Vegan Protein
1 tsp Maca Powder (optional and will change the taste)
1 tsp of Green Powder (optional and will change the taste)
1/2 tsp of a liquid Max B (optional and can change the taste)

Directions: Combine ingredients abovePress milkshake on your blender and the most creamy white amazing tasty smoothie comes out.  Perfect amount of fats, carbs, and protein for an awesome workout.  Those who are obsessed with protein feel free to add an extra scoop of protein powder.



Leena said...

Thanks for the recipe,Lauren!
I am a coconut lover too.From coconut water, coconut oil & virgin coconut oil.

Alex said...

I love coconut, and just looking at that smoothie made me drool slightly, thanks for the recipe.

Best Personal Trainer Certification said...

This is really very healthy drink, full of protein. It is very useful to increase the fat in to body and increase the weight. It is also useful to pregnant women also. I think every person who love exercise, they must drink this everyday in the morning. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Sandra said...

Is it better to use vegan based protein, or is it just personal preference? Looks delicious, btw!

Melody said...


Green Gyms said...

Wow! Thanks for the recipe. This looks super delicious. We totally like coconut water for hydration, but this packs a lot of protein too. Cheers!

Turbo Rachel said...

Love this idea! I love coconut, in all forms and i'm always looking for smoothie ideas. This is a great recipe, thanks!