Creamy Coconut & Lime Smoothie

Can we just make a smoothie together?

Creamy Coconut & Lime Smoothie {Pedantic Foodie}

I feel like ninety percent of the vegetables I've eaten in the past month have been roasted to death, covered in cream sauce, or topped with marshmallows.  It's been wonderful - oh so wonderful - but it is time to start putting some nutrients into this body that is trying very hard to dodge the ineluctable winter sickness. 

Creamy Coconut & Lime Smoothie {Pedantic Foodie}

Now, let's talk about green smoothies for a moment.  I will not drink things that do not taste at least reasonably good because, while I might be able to choke it down once or twice, I know it will soon become a chore that will quickly be forgotten.  Also, if I am going to go to the trouble of cutting up fruit and vegetables, pulling out the blender, and cleaning the blender, I think I should have some kind of reward.  

Creamy Coconut & Lime Smoothie {Pedantic Foodie}

So, this smoothie.  This smoothie truly tastes really good.  Maybe not as good as a crisp waffle covered in melted butter and a sprinkling of sugar, but it is a genuinely good breakfast.  

Creamy Coconut & Lime Smoothie {Pedantic Foodie}

It is super refreshing and packed with great fats and proteins so it can actually sustain you until lunchtime. 

Creamy Coconut & Lime Smoothie {Pedantic Foodie}

The base of this smoothie is coconut cream.  I froze my cream into cubes as to give this smoothie a frosty texture.  For whatever reason, I cannot will myself to drink a room temperature smoothie. Nope, not doing it. 

Creamy Coconut & Lime Smoothie {Pedantic Foodie}

Besides adding protein, avocado brings a creamy nuttiness to our blended treat. 

Creamy Coconut & Lime Smoothie {Pedantic Foodie}

Spinach, a twist of fresh lime, tart cranberry juice, and a bit of sugar join the avocado and coconut cream cubes. 

Creamy Coconut & Lime Smoothie {Pedantic Foodie}

This smoothie is rich, but in a wonderfully energizing and refreshing way.  

Creamy Coconut & Lime Smoothie {Pedantic Foodie}

Right now it's all about balancing my intake of pistachio gelato with spinach. 

Creamy Coconut & Lime Smoothie {Pedantic Foodie}

It's good to be back in the game. 


Pedantic Foodie

Coconut Cream & Lime Smoothie

serves 2

- 7 ounces coconut cream (I get mine at Trader Joe's)

- 1/2 ripe avocado 

- 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach (about a handful)

- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

- 1/2 cup sweetened cranberry juice (preferably not from concentrate) 

- 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Pour coconut cream into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight, or until fully set. 

Combine coconut cream cubes, avocado, spinach, lime juice, cranberry juice and sugar in your blender and pulse until very smooth.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!