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Tropical Coconut Smoothie

Coconut Smoothie Baby Food

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We've been going to a small, but fantastic, farmer's market near our house on Saturdays in order to satisfy my husband's recent obsession with tropical fruit. One of the vendors there sells pineapples, papayas, mangos and bananas that taste so fresh, you'd think you were on a tropical island. By mid-week, if I've cut up all of the fruit but there's still some left in the fridge, we love making smoothies with it. Not only are smoothies nutritious and fun for kids of almost any age to help prepare with you, they're also a great use of any fruit you have laying around that may be overripe and otherwise going to waste.

In these economically tough times, going on vacation may be hard, but whipping up a batch of these creamy smoothies can bring the vacation to you!

Tropical Coconut Smoothie  (Makes 3-4 Servings)

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We've been going to a small, but fantastic, farmer's market near our house on Saturdays in order to satisfy my husband's recent obsession with tropical fruit. One of the vendors there sells pineapples, papayas, mangos and bananas that taste so fresh,...

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk (regular or low fat)
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt (i use greek yogurt)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup pineapple, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons agave or honey*
  • hand full of ice

Preparation

  1. 1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. 2. Serve.
  3. *Do not add honey for children under 12 months for allergy reasons.
Tropical Coconut Smoothie

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  1. LBoor

    February 19, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Ooookay, so this was amazing! Admittedly my husband and I made this into an adult drink by adding coconut rum. We didn’t have plain greek yogurt so I added vanilla, and we didn’t have pineapple but we had frozen mango. I will be making this again for sure!

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  3. Krystal

    May 18, 2013 at 2:45 am

    If you have a little extra time, you can freeze the bananas first so when you blend it all up its a little thicker and creamier. it also makes it colder which when you think of smoothie you think of cold on a hot summer day

  4. JAN

    August 27, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    CAN YOU USE CANNED PINEAPPLE INSTEAD LIKE DRAIN THE JUICE.

  5. amanda

    July 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    it was good but if you like things on the sweet side i would use canned coconut milk

  6. Janette Marshall

    January 29, 2011 at 7:34 am

    It is interesting that still in this day and age there are such scares about feeding honey to babies. I am not condoning it because I am very aware that some honey can contain spores of botulism. However, it should be noted that every raw food contains them so should be eashed with precision before being fed to babies. There are some countries who do not agree with these theories at all, in fact they are not considered “born” until they have tasted honey from their father’s fingertip. Botulism is killed off by stomach acid in adults and children. Always use this as a sweetener in your honey recipes, it is full of nutrition which all children need to grow up healthy. I love some of your recipes…….almost makes me wish I was a baby again!

  7. Kimi

    October 30, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    When you say coconut milk are you referring to coconut milk as in a dairy free alternative to milk or coconut milk as in canned and used in Thai recipes

  8. Kris

    October 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Just a quick FYI. Don’t give honey to kids under 12 months, not because of allergies, but because honey can contain botulism that their little tummies can’t fight off like older people can.

  9. Stacey

    September 23, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Very yummy! All 4 of my kids loved it! I used frozen coconut. I do wonder about the calories per serving, but I guess it is many fat from the coconut milk, and I am more worried about too much sugar than too much fat.

    • Tayrona

      February 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      I have had great success with galric oil! It’s the first thing I run to for any infection, virus, flu, etc. I make very strong oil by crushing or bruising 1 or 2 cloves of galric per oz of oil. Then I let it sit in a warm (not hot) place for 3 days before taking out the galric. As soon as one of us has signs of a cold or other health issue, I start rubbing the oil on glands and chest(for coughs), sinuses, soles of the feet where there are lots of blood vessels, etc. Dripping warm galric oil in the ear and rubbing it around it (ever couple of hours or as often as possible) is so soothing and has kicked an ear infection almost everytime. The only time it didn’t, one trip to the Chiropractor was all it took.

  10. Michelle

    July 2, 2010 at 9:02 am

    This was so good. I made it vegan by using soy yogurt and agave, and it was so delicious. Thanks for a great recipe!!

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  12. daddy dale

    May 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Even reading the tile made me yearn for our next vacation!

    Awesome recipe, and like you said, it is a great way to use whatever fruit is over-ripe in the fridge. We never seem to have fresh ice in the fridge when we need it, so maybe chopping and freezing some fruit in advance can still net us the smoothie experience.

  13. Jojo

    May 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    yummmm! Pineapple were $1 each at the store, bought 4 of them and frozen them – this will be perfect!

  14. Lisa

    May 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I think I am going to try this myself tomorrow morning!