Recipe: Banana Coconut Smoothie

Here’s a quick recipe that I threw together to get some good calories in after a squat workout. There is a majority of fat, then carbs, then little protein. You can throw in protein powder or eggs if you want more protein; I was waiting until dinner for my protein fix and just needed easy calories and fat.  


1 banana

1/2 can of coconut milk

1 avocado

handful of macadamia nuts (~20) 

1 cup blueberries

1 cup water


Put all ingredients in a blender and…blend! 


I should note the obvious and say that if you’re looking to lean out, smoothies in general are not really the way to go, and certainly not one with 1,180 calories. Yes, at some point calories DO matter. Quality matters, but calories do too.

Anyway, some people would scoff at the avocado, but they are actually pretty mild and a great source of healthy fats.  The taste of the banana and the coconut milk overpower everything else and it’s a fairly mild taste at that. Give it a try and let me know what you think. 

Do any of you have quick smoothie recipes?? Any “must haves” for smoothie ingredients?




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