Simple Coconut Green Smoothie

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Today’s healthy glowing coconut green smoothie post is sponsored by my new friends at Bai5!

You guys, I am on a green smoothie KICK. And when I say kick, I mean I’m in this phase where I’m doing a green smoothie every Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday – Friday – Saturday – Sunday of the week. It feels really unusual annnnd sort of amazing.

This little green number is keeping me caught up with all my fruits and veggies plus it tastes amazing!

And all it takes is just frozen peaches, fresh spinach, Bai5 Antioxidant Infusions Molokai Coconut, and some flax or ginger if I’m feeling extra party-ish. I mean, what kind of awesome is that?

Coconut Green Smoothie in a jar with a straw.
Spinach in a blender.
Bai coconut juice.

Eating vegetables. Let’s go there. Please don’t judge my backsliding, but I used to be super good about eating salads.

Not even in the way like I was so good at it, but more in the way like I actually liked to eat them. I specifically remember one summer back in the day when I was working as a nanny and how much I would genuinely look forward to my daily (I SAID DAILY) spinach salad with carrots and Asian dressing. Every day, always the same, and somehow it was still always exciting to me. A plain, two-veggie spinach salad. I hate myself right now.

Fast forward a few years and a few hundred recipes later, and I’m in this phase where I am a) more hungry in general, and b) more hungry for mouth-rocking flavor and texture. A two-veggie salad is no longer in my vocabulary – if I’m going to eat a spinach salad, it’s going to have at least 800 crunchy things on it (are they fried? I won’t complain), and it will be drizzled heavily with a super-tangy homemade dressing, and you better know I’m going to top it all off with every possible fresh herb in my fridge.

The only problem with being a person who eats fewer salads is that I miss out on the Awesome Feeling that comes with eating raw, fresh vegetables and fruits. We all know it’s going to bust out that inner healthy glow when we eat more produce – sometimes it’s just actually hard to DO it. I mean, I’m sorry self, but one cinnamon-sugar dusted banana on peanut butter toast cannot count as your daily fruit.

Coconut Green Smoothie close up.
Coconut Green Smoothie pouring into a jar.
Coconut Green Smoothies in two jars with red straws.

GREEN SMOOTHIES THO! They are making my life 10x more healthful while not requiring anyone to eat any salads of any kind.

I pack in about a cup of spinach, a cup of peaches because they have proven themselves to me time and time again to be the best dang fruit for green smoothies in terms of taste, texture, and color, and a cup of Bai5 Antioxidant Infusions Molokai Coconut which is somewhere between a healthy, naturally sweetened juice and a coconut water.

Bai5 is pretty much the best thing to happen to my green smoothies since the rise of those obnoxiously cute paper straws. Before I discovered these drinks, I was just using water in my green smoothies. Healthy points – okay, fine, yes. How-ev-er. The addition of Bai5 makes the difference between me getting up in the morning and making a green smoothie because I should, and me getting up in the morning and making a green smoothie because I can’t wait for mooooore. These drinks are naturally sweetened (no refined sugar! hoorah!) and they pack in a bunch of antioxidants from our familiar old friend, the coffee fruit. WHO EVEN KNEW.

I love all that stuff, but you guys, mostly, what I care about is making a green smoothie that I actually love drinking, and this is the one. Right here, right now.

Keep calm and GREEN on!

Coconut Green Smoothie in a jar with a red straw.
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Simple Coconut Green Smoothie in jars with straw.

Simple Coconut Green Smoothie


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

This Simple Coconut Green Smoothie is loaded with the power of fresh fruits, veggies, and antioxidants. 4 ingredients + super easy for breakfast!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup Bai5 Antioxidant Infusions Molokai Coconut
  • 1 heaping cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tablespoons flaxmeal

Instructions

  1. Thaw the peaches so they are still frozen, but soft. I usually put them in the microwave for 30 seconds to one minute, or I just leave them out on the counter for 15-20 minutes. This will help the texture of the smoothie.
  2. Blend the Bai5 Molokai Coconut, frozen peaches, spinach, and flax meal for 2-3 minutes or until very smooth. Taste and adjust to your liking. Serve or refrigerate immediately.

Notes

Add-ins that I like: chai seeds, honey, fresh ginger, frozen mango chunks, other flavors of Bai5 (especially mango)

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: green smoothie, smoothie recipe, healthy smoothie, coconut smoothie

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Thank you, Bai5, for sponsoring this post and helping me step up my morning fruits-and-veggies game! I coconut green smoothies. 

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    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Never heard of Bai! Will have to look out for it next time I’m at the grocery store since the man of the house does all the shopping. But wife does all the cooking. Sounds fair to me. We find we are eating less salads and more smoothies too because smoothies are portable. We can sip them in the car for breakfast or a snack and it’s not like trying to eat a salad in the car which is messy and somewhat disgusting. And they make you feel so cleansed and alive. Thanks Lindsay! This is great.

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    Heather

    Hi Lindsay. This looks interesting. Can you tell us what the nutritional information is on these? You usually have that at the end of the post. Thanks!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Oops, you’re right! I’ll make one – it might be hard to get it exact since I don’t have the data for the Bai5 in our nutrition label database and can’t add it manually, but I will create a label nonetheless!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hi Susan Bai has a recipe locator at drinkbai.com/locator all you have to do is put in your zip code and it can help you find the closest store

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    Erin

    This looks sooo yummy! I don’t have a blender, but this is making me want to get one.

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    sallye

    Great smoothie idea. I have also been using coconut water with pulp in my green smoothies and agree the coconut adds so much flavor. I have had a similar issue with salads the last year for some reason and find I can’t stand chewing all those leaves so I, too, turned to smoothies and love them! Your peaches idea is great. I have been using pears, cucumbers and ginger but agree peaches pack a whole lot more flavor. This is a great idea and wonder what you can do with the other Bai Flavors which are also excellent keep those great ideas coming please

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Usually I am absolutely petrified of green smoothies – kale, spinach etc… But this is one green smoothie that I am really going to enjoy for sure, although it has got spinach! I have pinned it it my Eat in colours:)

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Love this Lindsay! I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately too. I just can’t get enough green liquids these days – yum. I ‘m super picky about the coconut water I use though cause some of them taste kinda funky. Glad to know this brand passes the taste test!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Nice! Such an easy recipe, I love it. Sometimes my green smoothies can get a little out of control with the number of ingredients I pile into them. I need to remember that sometimes simple is better!

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    Lauren

    Looks good!

    What if I don’t have any peaches.. would frozen berries be an okay substitute? What kind of effect would it have, do you think?

    Thanks!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Sure! I just like the taste of the peaches the best, and the color always looks best without using berries (the berries make it sort of brownish).

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        Lauren

        UPDATE – This Bai5 coconut water rocked my smoothie world!!! Never going back – this stuff is delicious! As is this recipe. Not only that, but it provides a great & simple guide for using other fruits/addings – love it!!!