• Coconut Almond Butter Smoothie (aka “The Best Smoothie Ever Made”)

    July 3, 2013

    Remember “The Extra Mile” smoothie from Kure that I raved about the other day? Well, I (appropriately) re-named it “The Best Smoothie Ever Made” and successfully recreated it at home. Yay!

    the-best-smoothie-ever-made

    The original list of ingredients included coconut meat, but I didn’t have any on hand, and I actually wasn’t sure how it would work—bust open a coconut and shave some off? I dunno, but it sounded like a lot of work, so I swapped the coconut meat (and coconut water) for coconut cream, which worked really well. It made the smoothie incredibly creamy and added a ton of wonderful coconut flavor to it. Mmm, coconut…

    coconut almond butter smoothie recipe

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup coconut cream
    • 4 tbsp almond butter
    • 2 cups torn kale
    • 3/4 cup Silk coconut milk
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • 5 ice cubes

    Directions: Combine ingredients in a blend until smooth.

    Makes 1 serving

    coconut almond butter smoothie (2)

    As you can see this isn’t a low-calorie smoothie, but, instead, it’s more of a meal in smoothie form. With protein, healthy fats, and nutritious leafy greens, it’s the perfect breakfast, lunch, or dinner, especially when it’s too hot to cook. I hope you guys love this smoothie as much as I do!

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    elizabeth July 4, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Oh my gosh, the comments on this post were the best part! The smoothie looks absolutely delicious. You are in no way responsible for what other people consume and I think people questioning your ingredients are fantastic. People need to pay attention to what is right for them, not you or me or Susie Q over there. So the judgement side of comments was unnecessary. I personally have a incredibly low LDL, so I need saturated fat to help my liver produce a bit more of the “bad” cholesterol. And a 700 calorie smoothie is right up my alley. :) But that’s just ME. Happy 4th!! LOVE your blog :)

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    Lisa @ Exercise eat repeat July 4, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Hi
    Congratulations again on being an Aunty. I am an aunty to 8 and LOVE it. My top tip just be the fun one and they will aways come to you. Bribing with chocolate helps too!!
    I love smoothies but as i am trying to lose weight find they are often high in cals for me. If i have them i have it for breakfast but tend to be hungry after a short time.

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    mi-an dela cruz July 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    i just made a smoothie yesterday with coconut cream in it too! seriously, the best smoothie i’ve ever made as well!!

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    Sally July 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Tina,

    That smoothie looks delicious! As far as all the calorie/fat concerns–I think the diet/lifestyle you choose is fantastic! You obviously make many great choices that work well for you. Reading your blog and seeing all the wonderful progress you’ve made at Crossfit and how healthy you look is evidence of this. I think so many people try so hard to skimp on fat and calories while eating “fake” nonfat, low calorie, etc. foods and believe this is not healthy in the least bit…and I am in school to be a Registered Dietitian! I Crossfit, too, so love that you include so much about it! Cheers!

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    adriana July 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I always have smothies for breakfast, my recently discovered allergy to eggs combined with lack of time in the mornings makes them the perfect and healthy breakfast :)

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    Lindsay July 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I don’t get it. Isn’t this certainly healthier than getting a smoothie at McDonald’s that is made of chemicals and has even more calories?!

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    Maureen July 5, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Yum! I am getting some dental surgery done in a few weeks and will have to spend at least 3-4 days drinking smoothies as meals. I am adding this to my “Must Make” list! :)

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    Michelle July 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Thanks for the cocktail recipe – it was a hit!! We didn’t have pomegranate juice so we added strawberries for the ‘red’ and it was delicious!!

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    Tina July 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    So glad you liked it!!! :)

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    Monique @ Burpeestobubbly July 9, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    omg! We totally made that cocktail for the 4th of July- absolutely delicious!! Did you come up with it?

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    Tina July 9, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    You did?!? My cocktail from Health? Yep, just made it up for the post! :)

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    Jon October 1, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Love the Smoothie! I threw in a frozen banana as well so if you make this smoothie all the time you can have that to add some flavor variety.

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    Ahsha January 15, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous smoothies recipe, thank you so much for sharing (when i first saw kal + almond butter in the same ingredient list I was skeptical to say the least lol) I had it as a snack between breakfast and lunch :) x

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