We’re on the beach.
Somewhere in Mexico.
For the entire week.
Successfully escaping the dreary Northwest winter.
Can we please cheers to that?
A vacation was much-needed, especially after a cross-country move, rather stressful end of year, and low vitamin D levels. OK, I can’t confirm that last one, but come on – we live in Oregon. The sun shines here for 3 hours a day and we were in need of some serious beach time!
We have also been in need of some serious Vitamin C and bright, cheery foods to rally us through to spring. Is anyone else in the same boat? If so, we have just the solution: This 5-ingredient Coconut Clementine smoothie that’s perfectly sweet, creamy and mega refreshing.
The beauty of a smoothie, of course, is that you take whatever’s in season, throw it in a blender and hope for the best!
That’s kind of how this smoothie came together. I have a serious obsession with coconut milk these days. Add in some gorgeous winter clementines, a handful of my favorite greens and ka-blam! Smoothie magic.
This little gem is perfect for curing the winter blues. It’s:
Loaded with immune-boosting vitamins + nutrients
Not too sweet
Kind of a dream
I love this type of smoothie alongside something a little more substantial, like a tofu scramble, breakfast potatoes or hummus toast. But it would also make a great post workout drink with the addition of your favorite protein powder. You know, for the huge muscles we all secretly want (yes, even you, Rhonda).
If you give this smoothie a try, please let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, share it, or take your best smoothie selfie (a.k.a. smelfie) and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. We’d love to see. Cheers, friends!
- 4-5 clementines, peeled, strings mostly removed
- 1 ripe banana, previously sliced and frozen
- 1/2 cup light coconut milk (sub other non-dairy milk with varied results)
- 1 big handful greens (I love spinach)
- 3-4 ice cubes
- OPTIONAL: A few fresh mint or cilantro leaves
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Adjust flavor as needed, adding more banana for sweetness, ice for thickness, and herbs for a bit of earthiness.