Cinnamon Swirl Protein Smoothie-topThis velvety, classic smoothie highlights the sweetness of coconut. The distinct coconut flavor is accented with cinnamon and banana for a creamy and decadent drink. It is very easy to make, yet still tastes amazing.

This smoothie goes back to the basics, keeping things simple and classic for coconut lovers. It is the ideal treat for a hot summer day. This drink is too delicious to pass up, and is more of a treat than other kinds of smoothies. Since coconut milk is naturally high in fat, this should be an occasional indulgence rather than a daily habit.

Coconut milk is now available in many different forms. It comes boxed, or canned, and rarely straight from a coconut. Full-fat coconut milk can load on the calories, so I usually use lite canned coconut milk. It’s up to your personal taste though. I am not a fan of coconut milk from a box, so I usually turn to the canned version. I chill the coconut milk before using it in a smoothie such as this, which thickens it even further.