Banana Coconut Cream Smoothie
Banana Coconut Cream Smoothie is thick and creamy smoothie recipe with Greek yogurt, coconut milk, and plenty of banana. It’s a healthier way to get your banana cream pie fix!
I’ve been on a mission for healthier alternatives lately to satisfy my sweet tooth. I want creamy and dreamy without the guilt!
The answer? This Banana Coconut Cream Smoothie. It’s so thick and creamy that you’d think you were drinking a milkshake.
This smoothie is a healthy snack that is also one delicious treat. 🙂
Banana Coconut Cream Smoothie
For me, it’s not a smoothie unless it contains banana. The flavor is unmatched, and it helps thicken the smoothie and make it creamier, just the way I prefer mine. Bananas are also very filling, which helps to satisfy you longer.
There are two large frozen bananas in this smoothie, so it’s packed with banana goodness.
There’s also plenty of protein-packed Greek yogurt here, so you know this smoothie is going curb your appetite for a good while. 🙂
Coconut milk is a pantry staple for me, as I love using it in dishes like my Coconut Rice.
Since I’m a coconut fanatic, I couldn’t resist topping this smoothie with toasted coconut for a bigger boost of coconut flavor and a nice crunch. 🙂
The whipped topping? That’s completely optional, of course, but I did add the word cream in the title for a reason. I couldn’t help myself — I did say I wanted creamy and dreamy after all.
Besides, a dollop of whipped cream isn’t going to hurt anybody, and nobody was hurt during the preparation and consumption of this banana coconut cream smoothie.
Thank goodness nobody tried to take mine away from me. 😉
More smoothie recipes you’ll love:
- 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0%)
- 2 large frozen bananas, cut into chunks
- 1 cup canned coconut milk (I used light)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or your favorite sweetener
- Place the Greek yogurt, frozen bananas, coconut milk and agave syrup in a blender. Mix until smooth, and pour into glasses.
- Place the whipping cream into a mixing bowl and begin beating. Add the teaspoon of powdered sugar and continue beating until medium peaks form.
- Top the smoothies with a dollop of whipped cream and top with toasted coconut and fresh banana, if desired.
- If you like your smoothies a bit sweeter, add more agave, honey, or simple syrup.
- Instead of making your own toasted coconut, buy the sweetened toasted coconut flakes at Trader Joe's -- they would be perfect here!
- To toast your own coconut, place coconut in a large skillet over medium heat until golden brown and fragrant, about 5-8 minutes. Keep a close eye on it as it can burn quickly.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 11g
Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made. This information does not include the optional toppings.