Coconut milk is a great base to start any smoothie; from tropical fruits to greens, coconut provides a rich and creamy base and is a great source of essential fatty acids, which help build strong bodies, boost energy and increase metabolism.

Adapt this recipe to suit your needs; use it as a base and get creative with your ingredients! This is a great way to “use-up” fruit and vegetable leftovers, or perhaps you just haven’t gotten around to preparing your fruits.

You will need a good blender, I recommend Vitamix blenders as they are very powerful and can be used to prepare many different dishes, including purees and smooth soups.

THAI Kitchen Coconut Milk
THAI Kitchen Coconut Milk

To be quick and easy, I recommend using frozen vegetables and fruit, preferably organic, with canned coconut milk for convenience. I use the THAI brand of coconut milk.


Tropical Banana & Mango Smoothie

  • Coconut milk, half a can/cup
  • Banana, one or two medium sized
  • Frozen mangoes, handful or two
  • Half a cup of orange juice (preferably organic) or water

Greens Smoothie

  • Coconut milk, half a can/cup
  • Half a cup of water or fruit juice of your choice
  • Organic spinach, about 2-3 big handfuls worth
  • Half a banana
  • Optional: 1-2 tbsps of chia seeds or your favourite


  • Add liquids to blender first, slowly adding all ingredients into a good blender until smooth.
  • Optionally, sprinkle cinnamon and/or coconut shavings on top.
  • Enjoy.