Chocolate Coconut Smoothie

Chocolate Coconut SmoothieThis chocolatey coconut smoothie is sure to tickle your taste buds and bring a big smile to your face :)

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill coconut smoothie recipe. It features a favorite choice food of mine – a young (Thai) coconut.

Recently I’ve been picking up one young coconut a week to blend into a special smoothie on Saturday mornings. That is if I can pour the coconut water into my blender before my girlfriend and I gulp it down.

Young coconut water is extremely hydrating and full of electrolytes. The meat is also quite delicious and nutritious. Combine with chocolate and you have a match made in health heaven.

For more information on young coconuts and their health benefits and how to open, please see this recipe:

Lemony Coconut Smoothie

Young coconuts may not be accessible to you. You can substitute the water and meat from a regular coconut or use coconut flakes/shreds.

This is a pretty basic recipe. Feel free to add additional ingredients to jazz it up. Enjoy!

Chocolate Coconut Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut water (or whatever your young coconut bears)
  • 1/2 cup coconut meat (or whatever your young coconut bears)
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 1/2 cup raspberries (substitute berry of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder

The Add-ons

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1 cup baby spinach or kale
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries, spirulina, bee pollen, or any other superfood

Show Time

Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 349
  • Fat: 25g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 16g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Vitamin A: 2% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 50% RDA
  • Calcium: 9% RDA
  • Iron: 17% RDA

I’d love to know if you try this chocolate coconut smoothie and how you liked it. Please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!

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2 Responses to Chocolate Coconut Smoothie

  1. kim #

    Ryan;
    Hi I have the first seven ingredients and one add on to make your chocolate coconut smoothie.can I still make your smoothie even though I don’t have the cacoa nibs,goji berries,spurulina ,bee polin,baby spinach or kale.will it taste funny or weird if I make this smoothie without these ingredients in it?
    Kim

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Kim,

      All of those add-ons are optional. This smoothie will be just as delicious without them. Enjoy!

      Ryan

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