Radiance Boosting Coconut Kale Smoothie
I’m sure most of you have probably heard of using coconut oil as a moisturizing treatment for your hair and skin (if you haven’t, you should try it!) and as it turns out, eating coconut can also offer health benefits that are great for achieving radiant skin.
With that in mind, I made this smoothie with real coconut flesh, super hydrating coconut water, and antioxidant-packed kale to help me get that perfect summer glow.
Radiance Boosting Coconut Kale Smoothie
- 3/4 cup (6 ounces) coconut flavored yogurt (substitute non-dairy yogurt for vegan version)
- 2 medium size bananas, peeled, sliced and frozen (about 1 and 1/2 cups)
- 1 cup kale, removed from stem and chopped
- 1/2 cup coconut water (I used pineapple flavored coconut water)
- 1 tablespoon coconut meat
- 1/2 tablespoon creamy almond butter
- Layer coconut yogurt, frozen sliced bananas, chopped kale, coconut meat and almond butter in a blender then pour in coconut water.
- Blend on high for several minutes until a smooth creamy texture is achieved.
- Serve cold with a straw!
Makes 2 (8 ounce) smoothies
I’m sure this smoothie would be fantastic with fresh coconut meat but…ain’t nobody got time for that!
I found a jar of Coconut Manna from Nutiva which is basically pure, dried coconut flesh and I thought it worked great in this smoothie.
To achieve a thick and creamy texture, I also recommend using Icelandic or Greek style yogurt. I know Chobani just released a coconut flavor but I couldn’t find it anywhere so I used Siggi’s instead.
It turned out perfectly creamy and was full of tropical coconut flavor. I had to pinch myself to remind me I wasn’t on a beach in Bora Bora. It was painful.
And because I am so dang predictable, I am following up another smoothie recipe by giving away another one of Ramona Braganza’s 321 Method DVDs!
If you didn’t get a chance to read my review on Level Two, this DVD is a great at-home option for strength training mixed with a little bit of cardio. It’s a 45-minute, full body workout that requires minimal equipment and will leave you sore in all the right places! It’s perfect for those days when you can’t make it to the gym and need to fit in a quick and efficient workout.
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Are you a coconut fan?
Do you like to use coconut oil to beautify your hair and skin? I do!!
A perfect summery smoothie! Yum! I love coconut flavored/scented anything! I never knew you could buy dry coconut flesh in a jar. I need to check that out!
I’ve never tried using coconut oil on my hair, but I use it as a facial/body moisturizer all the time. It’s amazing!
oh i love skyr! (weird, i know, since i dont like greek yogurt, but skyr is yummy!) this sounds so good. ive always liked coconut but lately ive been craving it- this smoothie looks amazing. amazingly i have still never tried using coconut oil on skin/hair- i need to get on that!
Yes, you should get on it! It smells so good and makes your hair super soft!
I’ve never gotten coconut oil, but this just reminds me of Aussie (coconut conditioner). It smells ridiculously amazing and can really make your hair feel really smooth with just one application. <3
P.S. I. Love. Coconuts :D Off to making this recipe!
I’m not a kale fan, but maybe I could handle it in a smoothie ;-) You have me craving something coconut-y now! I suppose if I have to get through this massive heat wave we have right now, something tropical seems appropriate.
I think that kale doesn’t “blend” as well in smoothies as spinach but I like to mix it up for the health benefits. But I think spinach would be a great alternative!
I loooove coconut! I am seriously addicted to the stuff. Your smoothie recipe looks so delicious! I have a giant bag of kale in my freezer right now that I have been using on the daily. It is so easy to grab a handful and throw it into meals.
this smoothie sounds fantastic. reminds me of one i saw on carrots ‘n’ cake recently. love your photos, as always. teach me your ways :)
I actually got the idea from a smoothie Tina posted on Instagram from FitBLoggin. I haven’t read her blog in a while so I’m not sure if she made it herself but I loved the way it sounded so I had to recreate one!
I don’t think you need any help with your photos either, they always look awesome! :)
I absolutely love coconut. I love to eat it, drink it, use it in my health routine. You name it. The flavors in this smoothie seem perfect. Going to try making it.
I had no idea how many health benefits there are from eating it! I love the flavor too so it works out perfectly!
I’ve heard that coconut oil does some fantastic things for your hair and your skin, but I’ve never had the guts to try it yet! One of these days…maybe. :P I’m also so jealous that you were able to find coconut meat…I’ve never had an actual coconut but I love coconut so that has to happen at some point!
Yes, you have to try a deep conditioning treatment with it in your hair. It’s a nice treat! I found the coconut flesh at Whole Foods but you can also buy it online!
I used to add kale to my smoothies all the time! I love how there are three sources of coconut too – triple coconut awesomeness! :P
I love massaging coconut oil into my hair about 30 minutes before I wash it. It makes it so soft and keeps in from getting tangled!
This smoothie sounds soo good! I love coconut so a smoothie with mostly coconut flavors would be the perfect summer time treat
Ok you had me at coconut! I definitely want to make this! :)
I LOVE love love coconut. I stuffed my face with coconut chips after my massage yesterday. The evidence is still in my car. The smoothie does sound awsomely refreshing. I’ve got fresh kale in the garden to use too :) I just need to get that coconut meat. Did you get it online or at a store?
I haven’t tried coconut oil for my hair or skin. How much do you usually put on and how often?
Oh, coconut after a massage sounds like heaven!
I bought the coconut meat at Whole Foods.
And I usually put the coconut oil in my hair (like 3-4 tablespoon for longer hair) for 30 minutes to an hour before my shower. I’ve even left it in while working out! However, that may not be good if you’re prone to acne.
Yum, that looks amazing! I tried coconut oil in my hair once and couldn’t really tell a difference. I’m guessing I didn’t leave it in long enough. I should probably try it again. :)
I’m a big coconut oil lover! I’ve used it on my body before, but I mostly use it for cooking. It’s my go-to oil for roasting at high temperatures. I should try it in a smoothie sometime!
I luuuuuuv coconut anything!! I just bought my first jar of coconut oil and can’t wait to use it.
I may just be the biggest coconut fan out there. I love it in and on everything. Seriously obsessed. This smoothie looks amazing!
That coconut meat sounds amazing!! I wish we could get it in Australia. That smoothie also looks delicious, I definitely am a coconut fan.
Aint nobody got time for that! hahah you crack me up :) Loving this smoothie…I have coconut oil but haven’t ever used it in a smoothie!
I actually prefer interval training!
I love this recipe, I’m a fan of anything coconut! I am going to have to try this soon especially with the temps in the tropical digits here in Wisconsin right now!
I like doing cardio after strentgh training!
Great giveaway!! I have used coconut oil for things besides cooking…I’ve put it on my face as a moisterizer and even used it in my air once! The trick to that is only using a very TINY amount so your hair doesn’t look all oily :) Learned that one the hard way…
Hey I’ll drink anything that will make me look radiant no matter how horrible it tastes ;-) BUT this sounds delicious! Mmm
Yumm, smoothies are the best. This looks like a breakfast version of a pina colada, which cannot be bad!
I like to do it after.
I also LOVE coconut Manna, great produc!
I like to do cardio first!
I am in love with coconut AND kale this summer! Combined? Perfect!
Seriously, green smoothies are the BEST! I’m like a toddler when it comes to vegetables (grimaces), so any way I can sneak them into my diet is great!
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I like to split it up with weights in the middle!
I hate eating coconut but love using it for my hair
I’m not a juicer…yet! In the meantime, I drink a ton of water infused with fruit or veggies. I’ve just started experimenting with smoothies and am enjoying those a lot! Defiantly going to try this coconut version.. ;)
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