I’m a pain to go grocery shopping with. I can’t resist wandering through every aisle, taking the time to inspect the ingredients and nutrition of new foods that catch my eye. Often the package goes right back on the shelf, discarded for regrettable ingredients or nutrition stats. Sometimes the effort pays off with a healthy (and tasty) food find. One of my recent finds is coconut milk beverage. It’s similar to soymilk or almond milk, but is made from coconut. I prefer the unsweetened variety for it’s creamy texture and subtle coconut flavor. Great in coffee, over granola or in smoothies.Creamy Tropical Smoothies
1 cup refrigerated unsweetened coconut milk beverage
1 cup mango chunks
1 medium banana
few drops pure vanilla
Add coconut milk, mango, banana and vanilla to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses.
Makes 2 servings (1 cup each)
Tip: If you like a thicker (and colder) smoothie, blend in a few ice cubes or make with a frozen sliced banana.