Hi Sweet Basil readers!! I’m Kristy. Chocolate chip cookie lover, mother of three boys, runner, and blogger over at Sweet Treats & More. I’m so happy to be visiting Carrian’s blog today! She is such a good friend of mine (that I’ve missed like crazy since my family moved away from Utah last summer). We used to live just miles from each other, we’d get together to cook and stuff our faces, talk blog, or just to let our kiddos and hubbies play.
I’m so excited Carrian’s got a bun in the oven!!! I can’t imagine what it’s like to be as sick as she is, so I pray that these first few months fly by and she starts feeling better soon.
I know I told you I love chocolate chip cookies, and I do. I really, really do. But I try to balance my love for chocolate chip cookies (and all sweets) with healthy eating too. You’ll find a good balance of sweet treats and healthier eats on my blog.
This Raspberry Pineapple Cooconut Smoothie is the perfect healthier treat to satisfy any sweet tooth. It’s made with frozen raspberries, pineapple, and banana, blended up with coconut milk and coconut extract. It’s the kind of smoothie you dream about sipping while laying on the beach 🙂
If you need it a little sweeter, you can add a tablespoon or so of your choice of sweetener. I usually don’t add extra sweetener but if I do I like to use honey or agave.
Carrian, I can’t wait to meet your new little one…feel better soon!! xoxo
Will Smoothies Keep Overnight?
Yes, make your smoothie as normal.
Pour into an airtight container such as a mason jar.
Smoothies will keep 1-2 days in the refrigerator.
Shake well before drinking to mix smoothie, as a little separation will occur.
Can a Smoothie Replace a Meal?
In order for a smoothie to replace a meal, you need to add a few extra ingredients.
Add some protein such as yogurt, tofu, nut butter, chia seeds, or a protein powder to your fruits and juices.
Is Coconut Water Nutritious?
Coconut water contains minerals that are good for the body.
Potasium is one of the nutrients in coconut water.
Potasium is important for heart health because it helps regulate blood pressure and other body systems.
Raspberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
- 1 cup raspberries, frozen
- 1 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
- 1/2 banana, frozen
- 1 tsp coconut extract
- 1 cup coconut milk (plust 1-2 tbsp extra if needed)
- 1 tbsp honey or agave (optional to make sweeten)
- Place all ingredients in a powerful blender (we use a blendtec).
- Blend until smooth and creamy and there aren't any chunks!
- Add more or less
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 712 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 73.6g Fiber: 12.1g Sugar: 46.2g Protein: 7.7g
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