Coconut-doodledoo Sunrise Smoothies

Coco Orange Banana Smoothie

Our bodies work in mysterious ways. I feel like somewhere out here in the food blogosphere milky way (you know there is a Milky Way blogosphere for foodies, right? I mean it’s chocolate and caramel heaven or something, but I am convinced it exists. Read on…) we’re on synchronized cravings.

 About a week before smoothies started popping up on Foodgawker and Tastespotting, I was craving papaya and strawberries blended together in homemade almond milk frothiness. Then I started dreaming about frozen pineapples and the serious damage they could do to a cup of coconut milk.

Coco Orange Banana Smoothie

I regretted not buying the outrageously expensive blueberries I saw on my last trek to the boonies (and subsequent Carrefour – ie. a little reminder that an outside world does exist, where I don’t have to see the man’s cowlick touch the ribs I’m about to have taken off the hook at the market) and then pondered whether or not I could finally do something with pomegranate seeds.

And then one day, pop! Spring is in the air. At least in our biological clocks because everyone started posting their favorite smoothie recipes. There are even top 20 lists to get our (creative) juices flowing.

Coco Orange Banana Smoothie Coco Orange Banana Smoothie 3 (1 of 1)

And then the other day, I couldn’t take it anymore.

I had just finished a very satisfying, somewhat healthy lunch. My boy was playing with a puzzle on a DVD that he found that we didn’t even know existed. My husband was prepping math classes. And I was craving dessert.

That’s when he, my husband, reminded me that I had two frozen bananas sitting in the freezer for the exact purpose of jumping on the smoothie bandwagon.

Coco Orange Banana Smoothie

And it was cold in our living room. Our unheated living room in case you’re just tuning in for your first post ever. We were covered in all four of our fleece blankets. Noah somehow touching at least one corner of each one to ensure maximum warmth or something like that.

So naturally, I got up and stuck my hand into a freezer , sliced a frozen banana, and almost made ice cream. Seriously. I love making homemade ice cream, and I was about 10 minutes away from soft serve once I got the banana pureed with the coconut milk.

Coco Orange Banana Smoothie

And even if I cracked and added a wee bit of vanilla to this smoothie, no extra sugar is needed. Coconut is rich and unctuous. Oranges are naturally sweet. And bananas add texture and help blend the flavors together. And there is absolutely no pun intended. I swear.

Coco Orange Banana Smoothie

Here’s to you. And spring. And being able to wear a t-shirt comfortably around my living room again in the foreseeable future.

5.0 from 4 reviews
Coconut-doodledoo Sunrise Smoothies
A think and frothy, fruity smoothie that'll wake you up and get you ready to attack the day ahead!
  • 1 cup cold coconut milk
  • ¾ cup sweet, tart oranges, juiced
  • 2 frozen bananas, sliced
  • 1 package vanilla sugar or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Toss everything in a blender together and give it a whiz...or rather liquify that fruit!! Pour in a glass and hop out the door. Or take the time to top it off with a little mint for a dainty brunch garnish.

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    • sircserreb says

      Done! It was my idea of a good treat! Although my husband says he prefers papaya in his drink…so the smoothie saga may continue;p

  1. says

    This is such a refreshing and morning-appropriate smoothie! I’m not a coconut fan, but I would totally substitute it with lemon juice or some other type of juice. Your photos are fabulous and makes me think of sitting on my patio on a warm Saturday morning right after the sun’s enjoying a delicious breakfast.

    Stopping by from #SITSBlogging Spring Fling

    • sircserreb says

      I’d never have thought to use lemon juice! My son would love that! He asks for lemon on everything! Can’t wait to see more of what you’ve got in store for us! See you around SITS week!

    • sircserreb says

      Thanks! My smoothie, in your geographical location…what could be better? (oh, and you could have yours with a decent cappucino;p)

    • sircserreb says

      Thanks so much! I just got a couple of backgrounds (thought it would be easier to cart from one country to another)…and am surprised at how having space to move around really affects picture styles!

    • sircserreb says

      Thanks, I have another coconut recipe in my mind…but need to find one of the key ingredients (can you believe you can get fresh coconut, coconut juice, coconut milk, but not coconut flakes?!)…

    • sircserreb says

      Thanks! Me too. I was just reading about fresh coconut milk’s nutritional value, and I think I’m about to go into coconut overdrive…but with the fresh stuff.

  2. says

    This looks so delicious and refreshing! I love the list of all-natural ingredients. I really love smoothies since they are quick and easy to make and can be made in a healthy way.

    • sircserreb says

      Me too, and I was reading up on young Thai coconut milk yesterday. They have them at my local fruit vendor about 2 minutes from my house. I haven’t checked on prices yet, but I’m kind of excited to use the milk in another smoothie…or curry, or just afternoon snack. Won’t be more expensive than my coffee splurges…just a heck of a lot healthier!

  3. says

    Beautiful photos and love the flavor combination here : ) I’ve been making a ton of smoothie lately (a banana, coconut milk, pineapple one recently) but never thought about using oranges w coconut milk and bananas — sounds brilliant : )) Hope your living room warms up soon! I’m on the opposite extreme – here in Malaysia where I’m renting an apt for the month it’s about 1000 degrees outside everyday and SO humid! Could use a bit of cold refreshing air over here : )

    • sircserreb says

      Thanks! Your smoothies look appetizing-I saw your nutella one today. Yum! It’s getting warm here now. Yesterday we went to a park about one hour away, and it was so hot we had to force ourselves to eat the bbq we were entitled to as the chaperones;) (“Force” might be a bit of an overstatement, but we definitely got full much faster than when it was winter!)


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