Coquito Smoothie Recipe

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This smoothie offers a lighter take on holiday flavors. Autumn Giles

Inspired by coquito, the Puerto Rican holiday punch, this creamy dairy-free, egg-free smoothie is delicious way to start your day with plenty of eggnog flavor.

Why this recipe works:

  • Higher in fat than almond milk and not prone to separating when chilled like canned coconut milk, coconut milk from a carton (look for a brand like So Delicious in the refrigerated section) provides the right amount of richness and coconut flavor.
  • The caramel notes of maple syrup mimic the flavors of dark rum and bourbon.
  • Frozen bananas provide the body and creamy texture that traditionally comes from egg yolks in coquito or nog.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas, broken in half

  • 1 1/4 cups chilled coconut milk from a carton, such as So Delicious

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, plus more for garnish

Directions

  1. Combine the bananas, coconut milk, maple syrup, and nutmeg in a blender. Pulse a few times to begin to break up the bananas then blend on high until completely smooth, about 1 minute. Serve garnished with additional nutmeg if desired.

Special Equipment

Blender

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
378 Calories
7g Fat
82g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 82g 30%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 53g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 21mg 104%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 997mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)