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Toasted Coconut Banana Smoothie

Leeza Zurwick

Founder

Having daydreams about a tropical escape? This coconut smoothie with first ferment water kefir can take your tastebuds to a place under a palm tree. It’s rich, creamy and full of delicious coconut flavour.

COCONUT BANANA SMOOTHIE RECIPE

MAKES: about 1 serving

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup first ferment water kefir

1/4 c. flaked or shredded coconut + a little more for garnish

1 cup coconut milk

1 large frozen banana

1 tsp. vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Toast the coconut in a fry pan on low heat. keep stirring and watch it carefully as once it starts to brown, it toasts quickly.
  • Put all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour in a glass and sprinkle with toasted coconut.
  • If you don’t have coconut milk, you can use 1 heaping tbsp. coconut cream and 1 cup dairy or nut milk.
  • Drink immediately

NEED TO KNOW:

The toasted coconut and coconut milk give the drink a healthy dose of manganese which is essential for bone health and selenium, an important antioxidant.

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