Coconut Macadamia Nut Smoothie

Coconut Macadamia Nut SmoothieThis is one of those smoothies that tastes as good as the name would suggest :)

Crunchy, creamy, sweet tasting macadamia nuts are one of my favorite snacks, but it wasn’t until today that I tried them in a smoothie. My mistake.

Besides being quite delicious, macadamias nuts are loaded with health supporting nutrients, vitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy fats.

They are a good source of many minerals including manganese, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and the vitamin thiamin. They’re also high in dietary fiber.

Some people shy away from macadamias because they’re high in fat, but that’s precisely why I love them. About 80% of their fat content is monounsaturated or “good” fat. It lowers your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and raises you HDL (“good”) cholesterol.

Macadamia nuts also contain the all important omega-3 fatty acids, vital for your brain, nervous system, and fighting inflammation among other things.

My Blendtec pulverized the macadamia nuts, but lower end, less powerful blenders might leave you with a few chunks. No biggie, just something to keep in mind. Enjoy!

Coconut Macadamia Nut Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut water (or just plain water)
  • 1/4 of an avocado
  • 1/2 fresh or frozen banana
  • 6 macadamia nuts
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes or shreds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A little honey, stevia, or maple syrup to sweeten (optional)

The Add-ons

  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder or nibs (chocolate pairs well with coconut and macadamias)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 serving of your preferred protein powder

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

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 326
  • Fat: 23g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Vitamin C: 27% RDA
  • Calcium: 9% RDA
  • Iron: 11% RDA

I’d love to know if you tried this coconut macadamia nut smoothie – please tell in the comments below. Happy Blending!

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10 Responses to Coconut Macadamia Nut Smoothie

  1. Susan #

    Need your free e-book smoothie recipes please.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      On its way…

  2. mrudula #

    Need your free e-book smoothie recipes please.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Check your email…

  3. kim #

    Dear Ryan;
    Hi,I am going to make your coconut macadamia smoothie when I go buy eight of the ingredients sometime this month.
    Do I have to cut up the nuts before putting the nuts in my magic bullet blender?I am going to the bulk barn to buy some of the ingredients and then go to Safeway to buy the rest of the ingredients,then I will make this smoothie in the kitchen.
    I will let you know how much I love drinking this recipe soon.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You don’t need to cut or chop the macadamia nuts, Kim. Toss them right into your Magic Bullet. Enjoy!

  4. kim #

    ryan;
    hi,I was wondering if you can help me with the coconut macadamia smoothie recipe.i don’t have an avocado,no coconut water,no banana,no coconut oil,and no cinnamon.
    I have macadamia nuts,coconut milk,chia seed powder,coconut flakes,cacoa powder,stevia packets,frozen mixed fruit,i have protein powder to put in it.should I wait until I have the rest of the ingredients to make this smoothie?
    kim

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Kim,

      While I almost always say use what you have available. In this case, I would advise against making this smoothie until you have all the ingredients. It will taste that much better.

      Regards,
      Ryan

  5. kim #

    Ryan;
    Hi,i just made your coconut macadamia nut smoothie and I am drinking it as I type this note to you.wow it tastes really good.i even added two of the add ons to the smoothie along with the other ingredients.
    kim

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Fantastic, Kim!

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