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Paleo Green Smoothie: Coconut Cherry


A paleo diet doesn’t have to just be about eating all the meat, chicken, and eggs you want. (It’s a lot more than that really!) If you’re eating paleo, you know that eating a plethora of fruits and veggies is very important. We’ve created this simple paleo green smoothie that will delight your tastebuds while helping you stick to your eating plan.

Full-fat coconut milk adds so much flavor and rich texture to this smoothie, not to mention is goes splendidly with the cherries – almost like a milkshake! We’ve used chard (also known as silver beet) as our leafy green, but any leafy green would be fantastic here. It’s loaded up with healthy fats, fiber, and other nutrients to keep you going strong.

If you want to give this smoothie a boost of protein, feel free to use your favorite one listed in the ingredient list below.

Looking for more paleo-friendly smoothies? We’ve got loads of ’em! Check out these delicious picks:

Berry Protein Bash
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Paleo Green Smoothie: Coconut Cherry

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

This rich, creamy coconut-milk based paleo green smoothie is full of sweet fruity flavor, fiber, leafy greens, and other nutrients to keep you going strong.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups power greens blend (baby kale, spinach, chard)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 large navel orange (peeled)
  • 1 medium carrot (peeled and diced)
  • 2 cups cherries (frozen)
  • Optional protein booster (see recipe notes)

Instructions

  1. Blend chard, water, and coconut milk until smooth.
  2. Next add the orange, carrot, cherries, and any additional protein boost, if using. Blend again until smooth. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Notes

Ramp up the protein content of this smoothie by using one of the following: 2 tablespoons grass-fed beef gelatin powder, egg white powder, or other paleo protein powder

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  1. Adele

    March 19th, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Thank you for all of the tips throughout the many recipes. I tend to have to sub out a lot so all of your hints are greatly appreciated.
    The changes I used for this one:
    Mixture of fresh spinach and tuscan kale (no chard available)
    1 cup orange juice for the orange
    Approx 1 cup coconut cream instead of coconut milk (didn’t measure just left over from using canned cream)
    For the protein option I used your meal replacement guide and chose 1/2 avocado & 4 tbsp of walnuts (no hemp seeds) 🙂
    BTW it came out wonderful. Full of flavor and will definitely make this again. (maybe without changes, one day)
    Thank you Jen & Jadah for making healthy choices easy!!!

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    March 20th, 2017 at 4:53 am

    Hi Adele,

    Finding yourself needing to swap out ingredients? Check out our Rawkstar Substitution Guide. It might be a great resource for you!

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/substitution-guide

  3. Manike Pipkin

    April 6th, 2017 at 7:32 am

    this one is sooo good!

  4. Liz

    July 1st, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Not to troll—this looks delicious—but you spelled navel wrong. 😉

  5. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    July 5th, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks for the heads up, Liz. Just updated the recipe!

  6. Michelle

    March 1st, 2018 at 8:19 am

    What is the serving size on this one?

  7. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    March 2nd, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Hi Michelle,

    All of our green smoothies make approximately 32 oz, with 16oz per serving.

  8. Kimberlee

    March 1st, 2018 at 10:33 am

    I have never added gelatin to my green smoothies. How does it affect the consistency?

  9. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    March 2nd, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Hi Kimberlee,

    You may find that adding organic grass-fed beef gelatin to your green smoothie slightly thickens the consistency. Maybe a great option for adding extra protein to a smoothie bowl!

  10. Cristi Cruz

    March 6th, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Love this recipe. So refreshing and delicious!

  11. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    March 7th, 2018 at 10:04 am

    YAY!! Thanks for the leafy love, Cristi!

  12. Marcia

    March 12th, 2018 at 8:36 am

    I don’t care for coconut. What would you suggest as a vegetarian alternative? Thanks!

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