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Paleo Fruit Punch Smoothie

Louise Hendon | May 6
Paleo Fruit Punch Smoothie

This Paleo Fruit Punch Smoothie is a deliciously fruity smoothie that is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or anytime you need a quick pick-me-up that doesn’t include caffeine.

Plus, it has an extra boost of nutrition from a scoop of CoBionic Foundation powder that adds prebiotic fiber to the smoothie. So, this will not only help you feel fuller for longer, but it will also help make your gut happy.

CoBionic Foundation has a slightly sweet berry flavor and tastes amazing in your favorite fruit smoothies.

But if you don’t have time to make a smoothie, CoBionic Foundation also tastes great mixed with just filtered water.

How To Make Homemade Coconut Milk

I had been making homemade almond milk for quite awhile before I made homemade coconut milk. And let me tell you, it’s incredibly easy.

And homemade coconut milk is even faster to make than homemade almond milk! Unlike homemade almond milk, you do not have to soak the shredded coconut first.

That’s right, just blend the shredded coconut in water and strain it. But let me explain the process in just a bit more detail.

  1. Place 2 cups (160 g) of unsweetened shredded coconut and 3 cups (720 ml) of filtered water into a high-speed blender or food processor. If desired, add a pitted date or 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of maple syrup for a bit of sweetness.
  2. Blend on high speed for about 2 minutes and scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor, as needed. If the mixture is too thick, add an additional 1 cup (240 ml) of water. 
  3. Taste and add another pitted date or a bit more maple syrup, if desired, and blend until fully combined. 
  4. Line a fine-mesh strainer with cheesecloth or a nut milk bag and pour the coconut mixture into it. 
  5. With clean hands, squeeze out as much of the coconut milk from the coconut pulp as possible.
  6. Refrigerate the coconut milk in a sealed container for up to 5 days. Just give the coconut milk a little shake and it’s ready to use!

If you want flavored coconut milk, you can absolutely make that as well. 

During step 3, just add 2 Tablespoons (10 g) of cacao or cocoa powder for chocolate coconut milk and or 1/4 cup (50 g) sliced fresh strawberries for strawberry coconut milk. You can also add about 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) of vanilla extract for vanilla coconut milk.

You can use plain homemade coconut milk in many of our smoothie recipes – even the ones that call for almond milk.

And if you want to learn how to make homemade almond milk, you can find the instructions in my Paleo Sunshine Smoothie Recipe.

Other Recipes To Try Using Homemade Coconut Milk

And if you made a batch (or several) of homemade coconut milk, here are even more recipes you can use with it.

Of course, you can use carton coconut milk for these recipes. But I really think it’s worth the extra effort to make homemade coconut milk, which will take your smoothies from good to exceptional.

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Paleo Fruit Punch Smoothie


  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 scoop (13 g) CoBionic Foundation
  • 1 large peach (6 oz or 175 g), stone removed
  • 1 cup (144 g) strawberries
  • 1 banana (3.5 oz or 100 g), peeled
  • 2 cups (440 g) ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add additional coconut milk to reach desired consistency, if needed.
  2. Pour the smoothies into 2 glasses and serve immediately.

Notes

All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs per serving: 19 g

Nutrition

  • Calories: 133
  • Sugar: 15 g
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 2 g