Radiance Boosting Coconut Kale Smoothie

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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.

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Radiance Boosting Coconut Kale Smoothie

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  • 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


  1. Layer coconut yogurt, frozen sliced bananas, chopped kale, coconut meat and almond butter in a blender then pour in coconut water.
  2. Blend on high for several minutes until a smooth creamy texture is achieved.
  3. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!