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Healthy Coconut Oil Smoothie


Try this nutrient-packed Coconut Oil Smoothie because you won’t go back! Coconut oil has some amazing health benefits such as increasing metabolism and endurance— which is great if you workout or are running after little ones all day.

I finally decided to add coconut oil to my smoothies…and it’s delicious. If you’re wanting to have more energy, stay full longer and get glowing skin, a coconut oil smoothie is a great way to go!

Healthy Coconut Oil Smoothie

Healthy Benefits of Coconut oil

Adding a tablespoon of coconut oil to your smoothie can help curb you appetite. We use coconut oil smoothies in our 21-day cleanse program and the results are incredible. Coconut oil also helps all those precious vitamins and minerals from the plants absorb into your body.

The skin needs healthy fats to stay supple, which is why coconut oil is a great addition to your diet if you’re trying to achieve glowing skin.

According to Dr. Oz, “Coconut oil improves calcium and magnesium absorption in the body, which in turn is greatly beneficial to dental and bone health. The improved calcium absorption created by coconut oil use ceases tooth decay and aids in the development of strong teeth.”

Check out my homemade coconut oil toothpaste if you’re interested!

Learn more about all the health benefits and more ways to use coconut oil in Coconut Oil 101.

So are you ready to try this nutrient-packed green smoothie with fresh cut pineapple, kale, coconut oil?

Coconut Oil Smoothie
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Coconut Oil Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: smoothies
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Try this nutrient-packed green smoothie with fresh cut pineapple, kale and coconut oil. Coconut oil has some amazing health benefits such as increasing metabolism and endurance— which is great if you workout or are running after little ones all day. // serves two


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup kale (fresh)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Blend kale, water and coconut oil until smooth.
  2. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again.

Notes

*Use one frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.
*Can use a refined MCT coconut oil that will blend easier too.

Keywords: coconut oil smoothie

 

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By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 5.3.2020 | COMMENTS: 37

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  1. LeAnn says:

    Super good, this will definitely be one of my go-to’s!
    I made a few alternations:
    > 1/2 water & 1/2 oat milk (I wanted to see if I could make it creamier, either way I’m sure it’s fine)
    > I also added juice from half of a lime and 1/4th tsp of vanilla extract (I got this trick from another smoothie recipe, I had my boyfriend try it with this addition and without, and he really enjoyed the lime and vanilla, it helps bring out the coconut-pineapple flavor!)
    > 1 tsp of ground flax seed and 1 tsp of ground chia seed (for the added nutrition)
    Thank you for this recipe!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Those sound like great tweaks, LeAnn! I bet it tastes awesome. Thanks for the tips! 🙂

  2. Julia says:

    This is one of my favorites! Sometimes I use almond milk instead of water and it’s the most indulgent, healthy smoothie.

  3. M Gill says:

    Do you need to make the coconut oil liquid? The solid oil I can’t get to blend well.

  4. Anette Stahl says:

    Day 7. Still my fav!
    #simplegreensmoothies #simplegreensmoothies30daychallenge

  5. Bonnie Good says:

    The coconut oil takes this smoothie over-the-top. So delicious

  6. Anette Stahl says:

    Today I changed kale to spinach leaves because the “airy” reaction yesterday. Still the best!

  7. Bonnie Stockard says:

    My friend had to stop using coconut oil because it increased her cholesterol. Her Dr. said not to use it.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Bonnie,

      I am sorry to hear about your friend. Depending on your specific health issues you have to watch how much fat you put into your body. Wishing her all the best!

  8. ward_on_simplegreensmoothies says:

    32 grams of sugar in 2 cups of fresh pineapple… not sure how often you would want to indulge in this…

  9. Dawn Sloan says:

    I cut the recipe in half and substituted 1/4 C. water for a berry Naked juice. It came out to 333 calories. It was delicious and very filling.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Dawn,

      Thank you so much for that tip! I am so glad that you made it into your own and enjoyed it 🙂

  10. Tina G says:

    How do you get your coconut oil from solidifying in the smoothie. When I make a smoothie with coconut oil I melt it into a liquid then pour it in with all the ingredients but it still makes tiny little clumps all throughout the smoothie! Help!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Tina,

      I’ve got you covered!! First, blend your green smoothie. Then once everything is nice + creamy. Melt your coconut oil, not hot, just melted. Then set your blender to it’s lowest setting and slowly pour in your melted coconut oil. This will help ensure everything blends smoothly – no chunks!

  11. Lula says:

    Amazing! Very delicious- thank you! I added a spoon of turmeric and it was yummy:)
    Love your website!

  12. Veronica says:

    This was AMAZING ! Thank you so much LOVE your website

  13. Clare says:

    I just tried the recipe and it is delicious. I made a second batch and tried it with some ginger and that was great too. Thank you for the recipe. I really like adding the coconut oil, it will keep you feeling full longer. Similar to adding an avocado. This will be my “go-to” smoothie recipe.

  14. Olivia says:

    Hard to find kale here.If do..Super expensive.

    Can I replace with watercress/spinach/bokchoy/lettuce.. If yes, how much should I replace it with?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Olivia,

      Of course! Our recipes are here to inspire you, so please don’t feel like you need to follow them to a T. Learn more about our favorite leafy greens here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

  15. Amber says:

    When i was a child my parents and i lived in Jamaica. They made their own coconut oil. They use it in their cooking a lot.

  16. C. Demarais says:

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but coconut oil, and no oil, for that matter, is “health” food. I’m not sure where coconut oil’s reputation as a “good fat” started, but it’s hogwash. If you don’t wish to research it yourselves, start with this video. Ain’t science grand?
    http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-coconut-oil-good-for-you/

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi C. Demarais,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to share nutritionfacts.org’s video.

      We personally love coconut oil because 90 percent of coconut oil is composed of medium chain fatty acids (or Triglyerides), which are easily digested and sent right to the liver for energy production. By traveling directly to the liver, it is not stored as fat and actually can help boost your metabolism. These triglycerides also help keep skin smooth and moisturized by trapping the escaping moisture from pores.

      Most of the medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil are lauric acid, which is only found in as high a concentrate in human breastmilk. This powerful acid actually helps increase immunity and fight infections, which makes it essential to our daily diets.

      In addition, it’s antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties make it ideal for a facial moisturizer, deodorant and for soothing sunburns.

      Learn more about why we think coconut rawks at the links below…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/coconut-oil

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/coconut-101

  17. Sade says:

    If you want to save one serving for the next day what is the best way to store it?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Great question, Sadie! We suggest storing your remaining green smoothie in an airtight container with a little bit of lemon juice to help preserve all of the green goodness! Your green smoothie will keep in the fridge for up to two days! 🙂

  18. Roely says:

    What fruit can I use to make smoothie sweeter but not affect blood sugar?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Roely,

      We prefer to sweeten our recipes with natural sweeteners like honey, dates, bananas, and maple syrup.

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/natural-sweeteners

      Worried about those natural sugars and your blood sugar? We suggest reaching out to your physician to decide what’s best for you and your body.

      Cheers 🙂

      • Jacked Beanstalk says:

        Honey and maple syrup are VERY high glycemic index sweeteners. Dates aren’t so great either.

        Cane sugar is every bit as natural as maple syrup or honey and it also jacks your blood sugar.

        Artificial sweeteners are shown to increase insulin levels despite having no sugar – they not only fool our taste buds but our entire body into reacting as if they are actually sugar.

        The only lasting solution is to stop eating sugar and thus retrain your taste buds to appreciate a lower level of sweetness.

    • Marcene says:

      This recipe really needs no sweeteners other than the fruit in it! I used a 20 ounce can of pineapple (more than 2 cups) and it was sweeter than I wanted. Next time I’ll use an 8 oz can of pineapple with its juice – it’s sweeter than raw and easier on the mouth. Also, adding more coconut oil would help slow the absorption of sugars, and the fiber in the kale assists as well, so you could add more kale. Also next time I’ll use about 2 frozen bananas (cut in pieces and frozen quite ripe, making them sweeter) which will change the flavor balance to more like a pina colada.

  19. Arielle says:

    I just had this and it was great! Thanks for the recipe. One question, 2 cups of water is listed twice. Should we be adding 4 cups of water?

  20. Amy R. says:

    Do you ever make any kind of smoothies with Star fruit?

    • Jen H says:

      Starfruit is so yummy and great in smoothies! Just wash it and throw it in for a mildly sweet treat. I love that there is no peeling required. I think we are gonna have to share a starfruit green smoothie on here— thanks for the inspiration. Do you have a favorite recipe with it, Amy?

  21. Andrea says:

    Sounds great! Will try it! I’m also going to make the cold and flu remedy. Since it lasts several months, I think I’ll make some for my parents and sister as well so they can have for the upcoming winter season.

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