Banana and Coconut Smoothie

This is a very filling, yet tasty smoothie which has a strong coconut taste. You can dilute the coconut taste if you prefer, by using half soy milk and half coconut milk. I love to have this smoothie when I come home late from work and want something satisfying and a little sweet. It is especially nice when I am not bothered about making dinner.

This drink is vegan, lactose free and nut free but does of course include coconuts.

Note that you will need a blender (or a food processor) to make this smoothie.


A decadent and filling banana and coconut smoothie

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

Banana and Coconut Smoothie

Serves 2 people


  • 300 millilitres (10 fluid oz) coconut milk, chilled
  • 100 millilitres (3½ fluid oz) coconut water, chilled
  • 50 millilitres (1½ fluid oz) orange juice
  • 2 large bananas, very ripe
  • 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar (optional)
  • A couple of ice cubes


  1. Place the ice cubes in the blender or food processor.
  2. Pour the 50 millilitres orange juice on top of the ice cubes.
  3. Blend for 5 seconds.
  4. Peel the 2 bananas and add to the blender along with the 300 millilitres coconut milk and 100 millilitres coconut water.
  5. Add the 1 tablespoon agave nectar if you prefer a sweeter smoothie.
  6. Blend for 15 seconds or until smooth.
  7. Serve immediately and sprinkle 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut on top.


  • You can use maple syrup instead of the agave nectar.
  • For a delicious milk shake, freeze the smoothie for 2-3 hours and then pop in the blender along with a little extra coconut water or coconut milk.