I never really liked coconut in any form until I was introduced to homemade coconut milk ice cream. Have you ever made it? If not, go and make some now because wow, it's delicious! Anyway, I still don't like raw or shredded coconut but butter, full-fat milk, oil and flour I am totally crushing on right now. I made coconut flour tortillas yesterday and had a little milk leftover. I've been seeing all kinds of smoothie variations around lately so I decided to whip up my own version.
***Before you blend, think about a few things. As it is written below, this isn't a super sweet smoothie so don't expect it to taste like a Wendy's Frosty. If you want it sweeter use a super ripe banana and extra honey. Also, if you want a cold version, freeze the banana, chill your milk and add a little ice.***
Dark Chocolate Coconut Milk Smoothie
1 c full-fat coconut milk
1/2 c filtered water
1 tsp vanilla
1 TBS 100% dark cocoa powder
1 tsp honey
pinch of cinnamon
crushed ice (optional)
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Boom. Done. Now drink it!
*You could also change up the flavor by adding nutmeg, mint, raspberries or a little heat from chilies.