Strawberry Coconut Smoothie Recipe



Strawberry Smoothie Recipe with Coconut Flakes: Delicious Healthy Treat for Summer or as an After School Snack for KidsJust mention the word summer and women everywhere have the thought of trying on swimsuits and strutting your stuff in shorts, tanks and little dresses. In my mind, I always think smoothie, strawberry smoothie recipe to be specific!
I’ve had several of you ask me about losing the baby weight for summer. I’ve recorded some of my stories with using Pure Barre and HomeFit in order to get back to my pre-baby weight but as we all know there’s so much more to “being skinny” than simply that. And in fact, I wholeheartedly believe that being skinny is not and should not be the goal. Sure feeling good on the outside is important and it’s nice to look good and feel good, but… It’s also about lifestyle, mindset, eating right, and taking care of your body, body image and being fueled well enough to keep up with that sweet baby.As I’ve transitioned from working full time into working part time and working more from home, it’s been a huge life change for me. I’ve had to figure out what works for me in this new life phase in order to continue planning and eating in a healthy manner. I used to pack my lunch each day and/or we’d cook together in our kitchen and everyone around me was doing Whole 30 or Paleo so it held me accountable.Now that I’m going back and forth between work and Pure Barre and some days working from home, meals can get a little hectic. The temptation is more real than ever to grab something on the go at a restaurant or snack on what the baby is snacking on. I’ve noticed those little calories here and there can add up. So, I’ve decided to try out a new product to help me feel fuller so I’m less tempted to binge snack in the afternoon.

My Life Well Loved: Benefiber

I recently picked up Benefiber® Healthy Shape Dietary Fiber Supplement to add to my routine. It is full of fiber to help you feel fuller for a longer period of time*. I don’t know about you, but I can always use more fiber in my diet anyway. A lot of the foods that are rich in fiber aren’t ones that I get enough of on a regular basis. Benefiber® Healthy Shape helps me to think differently about managing my weight because I’m adding fiber to my diet and in turn, craving less food.

I added Benefiber® Healthy Shape Dietary Fiber Supplement this morning to my Icebox Iced Coffee and I sometimes add it to my lunch smoothie as well. Since I got a good response from my Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe, I thought you may want to know another one of my go to lunch smoothies.

This Strawberry Smoothie is healthy and delicious. Many times when I’m working from home, I’ll have this smoothie for lunch. I’ve read a lot recently about how the actual motion of chewing is important for your body though so I always have a little something extra with my smoothie. When you chew, your body releases digestive enzymes in the stomach that help to break down food so that your body can convert it into energy (source). Many times I’ll add in some nuts or a piece or two of deli meat before my smoothie to help aid in this process. Not to mention, a lot of times when I exercise, I just want to eat something anyway and want the extra bit of energy!

 Coconut Strawberry Smoothie Recipe:

-Ice

-Sliced Strawberries

-1 rounded Tablespoon Benefiber® Healthy Shape Dietary Fiber Supplement per 8 ounces

-A Few Mixed Greens

-2 Scoops Protein Powder

-1/2 frozen banana

-Unsweetened Coconut Milk

-Flax Seed

-Flaked Coconut

-Can add honey or agave nectar if desired.

Place all ingredients in blender and combine.

 

What is your favorite healthy snack or lunch?



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97 Comments

  1. Avatar
    Mary Beth Alston
    August 8, 2016 / 10:32 am

    One of my favorite quick and healthy lunches (or snack) spreading some hummus on a turkey slice and wrapping it around a few sliced bell peppers! So yummy!

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      August 8, 2016 / 10:58 am

      That’s a great idea, Mary Beth! I like wrapping turkey or roast beef around pickles too although I hadn’t done the hummus yet…will have to try that!

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    Natalie
    August 8, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    I love to eat light during the day, so my favorite lunch is a couple apples, yogurt and crackers. I like to snack on fresh fruit!

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    Will G
    August 8, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    My favorite healthy snack is fruits (oranges, bananas, or apples).

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    Mami2jcn
    August 8, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    I love strawberry banana smoothies.

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    Mami2jcn
    August 8, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/762818088911929344

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    Elena
    August 8, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    I like fruit smoothies

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    Kristen
    August 8, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    I like raw veggies with hummus.

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    Jeffrey
    August 9, 2016 / 3:57 am

    My favorite healthy snack is fresh berries in Greek Yogurt with a bit of homemade granola, I gotta have a bit of crunch in my food!

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    Julie Wood
    August 9, 2016 / 6:29 am

    My favorite healthy snack is walnuts with greek yogurt or a healthy fruit or vege smoothie.

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    Julie Wood
    August 9, 2016 / 6:29 am

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    Cheryl B
    August 9, 2016 / 7:12 am

    I love munching on almonds and grapes as a snack.

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    Kelly D
    August 9, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    I enjoy yogurt with chopped berries on top.

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    Jessica To
    August 9, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    My favorite healthy snack is fresh fruit.

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    heather
    August 9, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    My favorite healthy snack for lunch is veggies and hummus.

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    Rebecca
    August 9, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    My husband and I like to go to the gym, and stay active by going for hikes. We like granola bars and bananas for snacks.

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    Britney
    August 10, 2016 / 4:55 am

    I love to make a fruit smoothie for me & the boys to share & hide some spinach in it (mom win to trick the 3 year old into ingesting spinach, ha!)

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    sharon
    August 10, 2016 / 4:56 am

    My favorite healthy snack is nuts, or sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

  18. Avatar August 10, 2016 / 5:51 am

    I always keep a bag of raw cashews or almonds at my desk! Just a handful will do the trick!

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    Jami Armbrester
    August 10, 2016 / 8:15 am

    I love raw bell pepper, or an apple with unsweetened almond butter.

  20. Avatar August 10, 2016 / 9:12 am

    this looks DELICIOUS!!! i loove making smoothies and i am always on the hunt for new and easy ideas!!! definitely a good way to sneak some good stuff into your little ones, too, huh!!

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    Kim Henrichs
    August 10, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    I love to have a good avocado/tomato/kale salad with balsamic reduction.

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    Lisa Brown
    August 11, 2016 / 5:02 am

    I like to eat peanut butter and celery or yogurt and a snack.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    Lisa Brown
    August 11, 2016 / 5:03 am

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    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    Jessie C.
    August 11, 2016 / 10:09 am

    I like grapes and almonds for snack.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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    Jessie C.
    August 11, 2016 / 10:10 am

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    Mita
    August 11, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    I like strawberry banana smoothies.

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    christina purvis
    August 11, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    I love having carrots & almond butter on hand as a healthy snack.

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    Madeline
    August 12, 2016 / 4:17 am

    My favorite healthy lunch is a salad with veggies from our garden and some added beans and sunflower seeds.

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    Elle
    August 12, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    I love chicken salad on top of a flat bread of a larger salad.

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    Rachel
    August 13, 2016 / 5:13 pm

    My favorite healthy snack is hummus with fresh veggies.

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    Starla
    August 13, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    That looks so good! I am all about fresh fruit! I love doing protein shakes when I am busy and if not I love big chopped salads with an assortment of veggies and nuts!

    starla.bates AT yahoo.com

  32. Avatar August 16, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Definitely some steel cut oatmeal!

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  33. Avatar August 17, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    Salads with cold fish on them are my go to lunch. I especially like smoked herring on my salads, or even sardines!

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    natasha lamoreux
    August 18, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    I love making my famous turkey tacos as a healthier alternative for my family.

  35. Avatar August 20, 2016 / 1:59 am

    My favorite healthy snack is fresh fruit, depending on what’s in season. 🙂

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    Margaret Smith
    August 21, 2016 / 5:06 pm

    My favorite is fruit and cheese. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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    Barbara Montag
    August 22, 2016 / 12:21 am

    For a healthy snack I enjoy hummus with cut up fresh veggies.
    thank you

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    katherine
    August 22, 2016 / 8:52 am

    I love to eat fresh berries~ Thanks

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    Stephanie Phelps
    August 25, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    My favorite healthy snack is celery with roasted bell pepper hummus!

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    Cynthia C
    August 28, 2016 / 7:06 am

    My favorite healthy snack is hummus with crisp veggies for dipping.

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    maria cantu
    August 29, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    I snack on fruit.

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    donna
    August 30, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    i love snacking on carrots with dressing

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    Tina M
    September 2, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    i like fruit for snack.

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    Susan Smith
    September 3, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    I like fruit smoothies.

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    Linda
    September 4, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    Spinach salad with fresh mango!

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    Cindy
    September 4, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    My favorite healthy snack are red, orange, and yellow sliced bell peppers.

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    Elizabeth pergande
    September 5, 2016 / 10:35 am

    I drink water and take a daily greens! my favorite snack is banana and granola truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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    Kerry
    September 5, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Frozen grapes!

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    Denise L
    September 6, 2016 / 10:02 am

    Fruit is my favorite healthy snack. Summer is the best time for fruit 🙂

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    kjasus
    September 6, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    i love hummus on just about anything

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    Betty C
    September 7, 2016 / 12:32 am

    My favorite healthy snack (or lunch) is greek yogurt. I’m especially fond of Chobani Passion Fruit and it isn’t readily available. It always seems to be sold out.

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    Erica Best
    September 7, 2016 / 10:36 am

    I love fresh fruit salad

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    Ellie Wright
    September 7, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    I snack on nuts because my cravings are usually for something salty. I also love oatmeal for breakfast and we eat a lot of different kinds of beans.

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    Tabathia B
    September 7, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    I like eating seedless green grapes

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Thomas Murphy
    September 7, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    I like fruit salad.

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    Wanda McHenry
    September 8, 2016 / 5:10 am

    My favorite healthy snack is fruit, any kind of fruit, as I keep a variety to choose from.

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    Jerry Marquardt
    September 8, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    My favorite healthy snack for lunch is a nice Chicken Caesar Salad, with extra dressing.

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    Kathryn C
    September 8, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    I love raisin-bran muffins and also enjoy my breakfast smoothies with flax seed added for fiber

    kacor7@hotmail.com

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    Debbie B
    September 8, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    i love a grilled chicken salad

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    Dawn Monroe
    September 8, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    I eat raw carrots daily. I love the crunch.

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