This paleo strawberry coconut smoothie is an easy recipe that's sweet and creamy with no dairy or added sugar.
It's a beautiful sunny day today and it got me dreaming about spring. Even though it's technically still winter, the sun makes it feel warm. And Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow so that means an early spring is on the way 🙂
This paleo strawberry coconut smoothie is like spring in a glass. It's sweet and creamy with no added sugar or dairy. And it's super simple fruit smoothie with just four basic ingredients.
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Strawberry banana coconut milk smoothie
I love the strawberries and cream flavor of this smoothie. The coconut milk makes it so creamy. And the strawberries add the classic flavor and delicate pink color. This coconut milk smoothie gets it's sweetness from a frozen ripe banana so it contains no added sweeteners.
Quick tip: freeze extra ripe bananas so you have them ready to go for smoothie making. Always peel the bananas first, but you can freeze them either whole or cut into chunks. Frozen bananas are easy to slice or break into chunks as needed.
Of course, if you wanted to make a lower carb version of this strawberry smoothie you can always omit the banana and sweeten your smoothie to taste with stevia, monk fruit or you favorite low carb sweetener.
In this case, I would use frozen strawberries and a couple of ice cubes to keep the smoothie frozen---and use coconut cream (scooped off of the top of a can of chilled coconut milk) to make it extra creamy.
Be sure to use full-fat coconut milk to get the extra thick consistency. Look for coconut milk in a BPA free can or carton with no additives. The ingredients list should be just coconut and water. It's best to avoid refrigerated coconut milk because it generally has added gums or processed food chemicals.
The touch of vanilla makes this strawberry banana smoothie recipe taste like ice cream—and it reminds me of a strawberry milkshake. I use organic vanilla extract, but you can always use vanilla powder or scrape the seeds from a piece of vanilla bean if you prefer.
This paleo strawberry coconut smoothie is a perfect post-workout snack. And it's a great breakfast smoothie with the addition of some collagen protein powder. You could also add chia seeds, hemp hearts, or any other superfood you like to include in your smoothies.
More Coconut Smoothies
- 3-Ingredient Green Smoothie
- Paleo Peach Coconut Smoothie
- Paleo Key Lime Pie Smoothie
- Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie
- Chocolate Coconut Smoothie
Strawberry Coconut Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 frozen banana sliced
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 scoop collagen peptides optional
- Add all ingredients to high-speed blender in order listed.
- Blend until smooth.
Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots)
I make smoothies like this all the time and love them. Your pics are so pretty! The sun is very nice but it is still way too cold outside.
Thanks Laura! I agree with you about the cold. It's snowing again today and it looks like it will be a while before it warms up.
So simple yet delicious. I love it, as I love smoothies and I love coconut!
xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy
Does the fruit have to be frozen or can fresh strawberries and bananas be used instead?
Jen, I like to make it with frozen fruit so it's more like a milkshake. If you use fresh fruit, you may need to add ice.
Wonderful, Thank you so much!!!
do you use canned coconut milk?
Yes, I use canned coconut milk and always look for ones that only contain coconut and water, with no other added ingredients.
sounds delicious ...Once made can you put this in the fridge overnight ready for the morning.
Smoothies are great, especially as a breakfast when your none stop on the go, which most people are Monday to Friday. You've added a sliced banana in this recipe. Can you make exactly the same recipe but with banana so it's a banana coconut smoothie
Just made this fabulous smoothie for my late-afternoon treat. Simply delicious!
Thanks, Niké! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
Abby (@ No Fail recipes)
This is just the smoothie recipe I was looking for. I don'r like coconut milk so I'm going to use almond milk. It's going to be delicious.
One word - deliciousness! Thank you for sharing, pinning to my smoothie board!
Thank you for providing this tasty smoothie recipe, I love both strawberry and coconut, this is definitely something I need to try.
I'm making this for a food tech assignment !! cant wait
I like it.
It's healthy and delicious.
Your photos are nice.
Very good, thank you for this! Quick and easy.
corinne J morgan
I am allergic to coconut what else can I use instead?
Hi Connie, you can use cashew milk or almond milk instead. I like the milder flavor of cashew milk in smoothies. It's easy to make and doesn't require straining. Hope this helps!