Nutritious Easy Coconut Oil Smoothie

Have you ever thought of putting coconut oil in smoothies? Well, if you haven’t it’s a game-changer, and worth trying!

Don’t believe me? Make this coconut oil recipe and see for yourself!

Explore recipe tips, smoothie benefits, and more below!

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Nutritious Easy Coconut Oil Smoothie

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Savor the goodness of a Coconut Oil Smoothie – a simple, delicious, and healthy treat for a delicious smoothie suitable for any time of the day.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup/150g frozen banana slices
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup/65g yogurt (use dairy-free if needed)
  • 1 cup/250ml milk (use dairy-free if needed)

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend everything until completely smooth. It should take 2-3 minutes, depending on the power of your blender or a Nutribullet.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

The smoothie is best consumed as soon as it’s blended, but you can also take the smoothie on the go.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 450
  • Sugar: 15
  • Fat: 28
  • Saturated Fat: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 35
  • Fiber: 12
  • Protein: 13

Is Coconut Oil Good To Put In Smoothies?

What are the benefits of adding coconut oil to your smoothies?

Adding coconut oil to your smoothies can make your smoothies more filling, boost skin health and so much more.

One of the best things about adding coconut oil to your smoothies is how easy it is.

coconut oil smoothie

Some more benefits of putting coconut oil in your smoothies include:

coconut oil smoothie with banana and almonds

How Much Coconut Oil Should I Put In My Smoothie?

The amount of coconut oil to add to your smoothie will vary, depending on the size of the smoothie, and how many ingredients you have.

Typically though, a tablespoon of coconut oil should be plenty to add to your smoothies.

Test it, and taste along the way until you find the perfect balance, for your tastes.

How to Add Coconut Oil to Smoothies Without Clumping

When I first started adding coconut oil to smoothies, I had the common issue of clumping my smoothies.

After testing different ways to avoid this happening with my smoothies whenever I add coconut oil, I did this one thing that worked!

  • Melt the coconut oil, ensuring it’s warm but not hot, then add it last to your blender.
  • Blend immediately after adding the oil to your blender.

Recipe Variations Of This Coconut Oil Smoothie

banana smoothie with coconut oil surrounded by a green plant and almonds

Upon developing this coconut oil smoothie, I tested different variations of the smoothie.

So if you want to make a different variation of the recipe, and try out different ingredients, below you will find some of my tested variations which are still very tasty:

  • Don’t like coconut oil? Make an olive oil smoothie by swapping the coconut oil for olive oil.
  • Substitute the banana in the original recipe for 1/2 cup of frozen berries of choice.
  • Fancy a tropical twist? Swap the bananas for 1/2 cup of frozen mango or pineapple slices.
  • If you don’t have chia seeds, you can use oats instead. 
  • For a higher protein smoothie without adding protein powder, add 1/3 cup of cottage cheese. If you don’t mind powders, use collagen powder.

Popular Questions Regarding The Smoothie & Their Answers:

How To Add Coconut Oil To Smoothies Without Clumping

It’s imperative that you melt the coconut oil before you add it to your smoothie. This should avoid clumping.

What Kind Of Coconut Oil For Smoothies

Extra Virgin Organic raw coconut oil is the best type of oil to add to your smoothies. Ideally cold-pressed and unrefined.

Can You Put Coconut Oil In Your Protein Shake?

Adding coconut oil to your protein shakes is a great way of adding more nutrients and health benefits to your shakes. Not to mention make your shakes more filling too.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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